MUS 6010 Performance Laboratory
Credit Hours 0.0
Description

Coached chamber ensemble and/or studio-class performance. Includes repertoire review, master classes, peer analysis and critique, and recital preparation. (May be repeated.).

MUS 6050 Review of Aural Skills
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Two lecture hours per week. An intensive review of basic aural skills, including rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic transcription; error detection and reading. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in order to successfully complete this course. Credits earned in this course may not be applied to the Master of Music degree.

MUS 6080 Practicum in Piano Pedagogy
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites piano pedagogy course(s) and an acceptable level of performance skill
Description

Supervised teaching of elementary and/or intermediate-level piano students (child or adult level) in private or group lessons.

MUS 6090 Jazz Pedagogy/Marching Band Techniques
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Principles of jazz instruction for music educators. Design and charting for the contemporary style drill utilizing drafting instruments and computer-aided instruction.

MUS 6100 Jazz Combo Arranging
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Contemporary arranging techniques for the small jazz combo; rhythm section and up to five wind instruments; basic jazz nomenclature and instruments.

MUS 6110 Instrumentation and Orchestration
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 and MUS 2550, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Exploration of the technical capabilities and idiomatic performance practices of instruments found in the orchestra and the wind ensemble. Additional instruction in arranging and transcribing techniques for chamber ensembles, the orchestra, and wind ensemble.

MUS 6140 Arranging for Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Arranging for large and small vocal ensembles with and without accompaniment.

MUS 6150 Review of Music History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A review of music history in Western civilization from the Medieval period to the present. Credits earned in this course may not be applied to the Master of Music program.

MUS 6160 Review of Harmony, Form, and Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Intensive review of diatonic and chromatic harmony, formal stereotypes, and basic analytical techniques. Credits earned in this course may not be applied to the Master of Music degree.

MUS 6170 Arranging for the Large Jazz Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Contemporary arranging techniques for rhythm section and two, three, and four wind instruments.

MUS 6210 Composition Seminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 1440 and MUS 1540 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture hours per week. Exploration of the processes and aesthetics of contemporary musical composition with additional topics to include a survey of contemporary music since 1960, advanced musical notation, advanced orchestration, and an exploration of the business of being a composer. Repeatable for credit and required of all students working in the composition area.

MUS 6360 Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Development of advanced keyboard skills in sight playing; chord patterns; transposing; harmonizing classical, folk and popular melodies; arranging for keyboard(s); improvising; and accompanying and introductory score reading. Successful completion of this course by applied piano and piano pedagogy majors waives the piano proficiency examination.

MUS 6410 Piano Pedagogy I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Approaches and materials for children and high school students at the elementary and intermediate levels. Focus will include the job market, methods, curriculum building, musicianship training, technical development, practice strategies, ensemble playing, use of technology in teaching, and professional etiquette as a clinical/adjudicator.

MUS 6411 Piano Pedagogy II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4410/6410 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Approaches and materials for the adult student at the beginner through advanced levels. Focus will include piano class teaching, methods, curriculum building, musicianship training, technical development, practice strategies, memorization, musical style and interpretation, ensemble playing, philosophical bases, piano laboratory technique, and professional etiquette as a clinician/adjudicator.

MUS 6440 Vocal Pedagogy
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Principles of vocal pedagogy and development of teaching skills in applied vocal instruction.

MUS 6450 Advanced Tonal Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Advanced structural and stylistic analysis of large one-movement and multi-movement works from the common-practice period.

MUS 6460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Theories of musical structure in the post-tonal idiom, with analytical applications to literature from major composers of the twentieth century. Compositional exercises will provide orientation to diverse styles and demonstrate creative applications of theoretical concepts. Substantial research project required.

MUS 6470 Graduate Choral Conducting Recital
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Each MM in choral conducting student is required to perform several graduate recitals that total 45 minutes of music over the course of the degree program. These recitals will be given with the Georgia State University Master Singers or some other approved ensemble. (Approval must come from the director of choral activities.) The ultimate selection of repertoire is at the discretion of the teacher for the needs of the student. There should be one selection or set for voice and instruments.

MUS 6480 Choral Conducting
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Conducting techniques, with and without the baton, that communicate the conductor’s interpretation of the musical score to the performers.

MUS 6490 Instrumental Conducting
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of B or higher, and consent of instructor
Description

Advanced baton techniques, score reading, interpretation, and rehearsal procedures for instrumental conducting.

MUS 6500 Historical Counterpoint
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Exploration, through composition and analysis, of the style and contrapuntal techniques of the Renaissance (Palestrina-style modal counterpoint) and Baroque (Bach-style harmonic counterpoint).

MUS 6530 Accompanying
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites keyboard proficiency
Description

Developing musical sensitivity at the keyboard to enhance the performance of vocalists or instrumentalists. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 6610 Piano Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

A comprehensive investigation of keyboard music from a historical and stylistic viewpoint, emphasizing major keyboard works and composers from the Baroque to the present.

MUS 6620 Solo Song Literature I: Germany and Eastern Europe
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Survey of the solo vocal literature of Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Includes class lectures, score study, listening analysis and class discussion.

MUS 6621 Solo Song Literature II: Western Europe and the Americas
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Survey and history of solo song repertoire in France, England, the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Argentina and Brazil. Includes class lectures, score study, listening analysis and class discussion.

MUS 6640 Choral Literature I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Choral Literature from 1450 to 1825.

MUS 6641 Choral Literature II
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Choral literature from 1825 to present.

MUS 6650 Choral Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students who take this course will have a comprehensive understanding of the seminal choral repertoire from the Renaissance through today. Be able to discuss specific repertoire through class discussions and presentations. Be able to write about the history of choral music through take-home exams and a final paper.

MUS 6660 Dramatic Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

History of dramatic music, principally opera and larger sacred works, from 1600 to the present.

MUS 6730 Computer Applications in Music
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Basic computer literacy in music-related software programs for MacIntosh and Windows operating systems. A working knowledge of word processing, graphics, music notation, and music sequencing will be gained, along with the knowledge of resources on the internet.

MUS 6750 Group Instruction in Jazz Keyboard
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2720 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

One lecture and one lab hour per week. Basic and intermediate jazz keyboard realization. Harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic elements will be investigated. Principles of chord progressions, comping techniques, modes, extension tones, and bass lines for lead-sheet realization.

MUS 6760 Advanced Keyboard Harmony
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Realization of figured bass, improvisation of chord progressions, transposition, instrumental score reading, and rhythm reading at the keyboard. Satisfies the requirements in keyboard proficiency for the concentration in music theory.

MUS 6770 Advanced Aural Skills
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 6050 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Continued development of aural skills, with particular emphasis on aural analysis and the transcription of chromatic music.

MUS 6790 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2780 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Jazz improvisation including compositional techniques, altered dominant scales, minor ii-v7s, ballad interpretation, memorization, and chord substitutions.

MUS 6791 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 6790 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of MUS 6790. Advanced improvisation concepts and performance skills emphasizing composition, altered dominant scales, minor ii-v7s, ballad interpretation, memorization and chord substitutions.

MUS 6792 Jazz Theory
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Major and minor scale harmony, modulation, minor key analysis, dominants, reharmonization, and modal interchange.

MUS 6820 World Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Comparative survey of various nonwestern musical cultures.

MUS 6850 Jazz Styles
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450, MUS 2780, or MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Examines important events and musical figures in the evolution of jazz by analysis of playing styles, compositions and innovations that influenced the direction of jazz in the twentieth century. African roots of jazz and the music of Armstrong, Morton, Ellington, Parker/Gillespie, Coltrane, and Miles Davis.

MUS 6890 Selected Topics
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

MUS 6940 Orchestral Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 or MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Orchestral literature from 1700 to 1900.

MUS 6941 Orchestral Literature II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 or MUS 6070 with grade of "C" or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Standard symphonic repertoire from 1900 to 2000. Crosslist with MUS 4961 Orchestral Literature II. Identify specific works that have had a major impact upon the evolution of the symphony orchestra as an instrument.

MUS 6980 Electroacoustic Music Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4730 or MUS 6730 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Crosslist with MUS 4980. Investigation of methods of electroacoustic music composition using MIDI, hardware synthesizers, and software tools. Focus on unique tool development using the MAX programming environment and associated technologies. Approaches to advanced composition with electroacoustic means from both scientific and aesthetic perspectives. Required laboratory work.

MUS 6981 Computer Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4730 or MUS 6730 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to software synthesis computer music using the Csound acoustic compiler. Survey of fundamental synthesis techniques, fundamentals of Csound programming, and strategies for sound design and composition. Required laboratory work.

MUS 6982 Advanced Topics in Computer Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4981 or MUS 6981 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Advanced topics in software synthesis computer music using the Csound acoustic compiler. Survey of digital signal processing, advanced synthesis methods, and score development. Course work culminates in a significant computer music project. Required laboratory work.

MUS 7050 New Music Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites audition or consent of the instructor
Description

Chamber ensemble that performs primarily post-World War II music, but also some earlier music. Student compositions may be performed. Participation in New Music Week during Spring semester required.

MUS 7060 Wind Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of wind literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7061 Wind Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of wind instrument/band repertoire representing various periods and styles. Open to music majors and non-majors. Prior playing experience and music reading ability required. Placement audition required. (May be repeated for credit.).

MUS 7062 Concert Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of band repertoire representing various periods and styles. Open to music majors and non-majors. Audition required. Prior playing experience and music reading ability required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7063 Marching Band
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Repertoire, performance, and technique for enhancing school spirit and university athletic activities. Open to all university students who can perform at required level on appropriate instrument/visual equipment. Audition required. 1-3 Credit Hours.

MUS 7070 Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of orchestral literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7071 Collaborative Piano
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Supervised accompanying and chamber music for pianists. Eligible students may count up to two semesters in lieu of large ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7080 Choral Ensemble: Men’s Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal and concert performance of men’s choral literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7080A Choral Ensemble: University Singers
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of choral literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7080B Choral Ensemble: Vocal Jazz
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study and performance of vocal jazz ensemble repertoire.

MUS 7081 Choral Union
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Choral Union is open to all GSU students who want to sing in a choir. No audition is required. The Choral Union sings a wide variety of music and typically performs two concerts per semester.

MUS 7082 Women’s Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and performance of repertoire for women’s chorus. Open to music majors and non-majors. (May be repeated for credit.).

MUS 7083 Master Singers
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Georgia State University Master Singers is an auditioned choral ensemble that sings repertoire of all styles and periods.

MUS 7090 Jazz Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites audition and consent of the instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of jazz literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7110 Brass Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for brass instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 7120 Chamber Music for Strings
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for orchestral string instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 7130 Chamber Music for Woodwinds
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for woodwind instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 7140 Percussion Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for percussion instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 7150 Guitar Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Description

Performance of chamber music for guitar; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 7160 Jazz Combos
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites Audition and consent of the instructor
Description

Rehearsal and performance of jazz literature for the small jazz combo (trio to sextet) with balanced instrumentation. Basic jazz improvisation, improving listening skills, combo arranging, and memorization of jazz “standards.”.

MUS 7200 Principles and Strategies of General Music Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced understanding and practice of general music education. Emphasis on current research and strategies for maximizing musical growth. Correlated with the national standards in music education.

MUS 7220 Workshop Seminar in Choral Conducting and Performance
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Study of score preparation and analysis, advanced work at gesture and baton technique and a comprehensive study of choral methodology through the active participation in, and observations of, choral rehearsals. Individual instruction will also apply. The seminar will also cover in detail the study of developing an historically informed approach to the performance of choral repertoire of all stylistic periods. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 7300 Directed Study in Music Education
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the music education faculty
Description

Independently completed research conducted under the supervision of a music education faculty member. Exit project for master’s degree students in music education.

MUS 7400 Foundations of Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Historical, psychological, philosophical, and social-cultural foundations of music education practice in school and community settings.

MUS 7430 Choral Methods and Techniques
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Review of fundamental concepts of vocal production, choral conducting techniques, and rehearsal methodology. Repertory, administration and supervision of school choral programs, innovative teaching/learning methods, and applications of research in choral music education.

MUS 7520 Wind Class
Credit Hours 2.0
Description
MUS 7530 Brass Class
Credit Hours 2.0
Description
MUS 7540 String Class
Credit Hours 2.0
Description
MUS 7550 Percussion Class
Credit Hours 2.0
Description
MUS 7560 Organization and Development of Instrumental Music in Schools
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Advanced understanding and practice of instrumental music education in school settings. Emphasis on implications of current research for teaching/learning strategies and program development. Correlated with national standards in music education.

MUS 7570 String Literature and Materials for School Ensembles
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

String literature and materials for ensembles and full orchestra. Focus on elementary and secondary schools.

MUS 7590 Seminar in Music Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This seminar will examine the role of scholarship in the development of advanced approaches for music teaching and learning at all levels. Emphasis will be placed on the communication of scholarship through writing and presentation techniques appropriate for academic journals and conferences.

MUS 7600 Performance Style and Interpretation in Choral Music
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Stylistic practices of choral performance with repertoire from Renaissance through contemporary twentieth-century compositions.

MUS 7700 Psychology of Music Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Musical development from infancy through adulthood, with implications for teaching and learning. Major approaches to learning are considered within the context of topics such as musical aptitude and achievement, musical intelligence, and behavioral, cognitive, psychomotor, and aesthetic dimensions of musical growth.

MUS 7970 Piano Pedagogy III
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Advanced topics in piano pedagogy. Development of a workshop presentation for piano teachers including script, delivery, and keyboard performance.

MUS 8000 Introduction to Graduate Studies
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Concepts and practice used in research methodology. Introduction to research materials, including print materials and electronic databases. Course requirements include development of topic databases and a research paper.

MUS 8030 Pedagogy of Music Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6160 and MUS 6050 with grades of B or higher, or equivalents, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Techniques and materials of teaching music theory at the college level, including readings, classroom observations, and a substantial research project. Required of all graduate assistants working in the theory area.

MUS 8100 Seminar for Graduate Assistants in Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to principles of music teaching and learning for undergraduate populations. Required of all graduate assistants in music. Credit does not count toward degree. May be repeated.

MUS 8120 Graduate Supervised Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and approval of School of Music
Description

Practical application of knowledge and skills through independently designed music internship approved by the School of Music. Requires consent of designated faculty supervisor.

MUS 8210 Arts, Education and the Community
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 7400 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Policy and practices of collaborative education in and through the arts. Relationships between musicians/music educators and professional arts organizations with regard to education.

MUS 8220 Jazz Pedagogy
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Methods of teaching jazz in the school music program. Techniques of teaching jazz improvisation, score reading and preparation, working with a rhythm section, and survey of jazz materials.

MUS 8230 Jazz Program Administration
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Administration of a school jazz program. Includes alternative funding sources, grant applications, budgeting, residencies, promotion, and public relations.

MUS 8240 Research in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 7900 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Concepts and practice in research methodology for music education. Critique and analysis of qualitative and quantitative studies, generation of research questions, principles of literature review, and choice/application of research methods in relation to focused areas of interest.

MUS 8260 Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 7590 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Design, development, and evaluation of music curricula, including assessment of student learning, with emphasis on K-12 education settings. Correlation with national standards in music education.

MUS 8400 Contemporary Philosophies and Issues in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 7400 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Analysis and comparison of philosophical perspectives and their implications for music education in schools and the community. Consideration of social and cultural perspectives of music in relation to philosophical orientations.

MUS 8420 Piano Pedagogy Degree Recital
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

An hour recital of compositions either for piano alone or a combination of solo and chamber/ensemble compositions.

MUS 8490 Chamber or Ensemble Recital in Major Graduate Applied Instrument or Voice
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

One-hour performance is required.

MUS 8590 Solo Recital in Major Graduate Applied Instrument or Voice
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites all degree proficiencies must be completed
Description

One-hour performance is required. The recital must be presented before the end of the fourth term of Applied MUS 8000.

MUS 8620 Opera Theater Workshop
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

May be repeated for a maximum of five credit hours. Comprehensive training in stage techniques and character development for the operatic singer-actor. Performance in “scenes” recital or opera production required.

MUS 8625 Principles of Opera Production
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 8620 (1 semester) with grade of B or higher
Description

Development of the skills needed for new and emerging producing directors. Focus is on the fundamentals of stage craft, performance and production.

MUS 8680 Seminar in Instrumental Conducting
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 6490 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Examination of the theoretical, practical, and artistic aspects of conducting and rehearsing instrumental ensembles.

MUS 8690 Choral Conducting Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Preparation and execution of a choral concert and a research paper analyzing the major composition of the concert.

MUS 8800 Wind Band Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Survey of wind band music suitable for elementary through college/professional-level ensembles.

MUS 8840 Baroque Music, 1600-1750
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Monteverdi to Bach.

MUS 8850 Pre-Classical and Classical Periods, 1740-1825
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Domenico Scarlatti to Beethoven.

MUS 8860 Romantic Period, 1800-1900
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Schubert to Mahler.

MUS 8870 Twentieth Century
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 6070 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Music from Debussy to the present.

MUS 8890 Composition Recital
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites at least 2 semesters of APCP 8000 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

A concert lasting at least 45 minutes of works written by the student composer while pursuing the composition degree.

MUS 8900 Non-Thesis Research in Music
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description

Supervised elective research not associated with thesis or directed-study credit.

MUS 8910 Final Project in Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites at least 2 terms of APCP 8000 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, and consent of the instructor
Description

Composition of an original, major musical work.

MUS 8920 Research or Teaching Assistantship in Music
Credit Hours 3.0 - 12.0
Description

Prerequisite MUS 8100. Does not count toward degree requirements. Assisting of music faculty members in their research or teaching classes of one’s own under the supervision of a faculty member. Required of all graduate students receiving a stipend. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 8950 Practicum in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 8240 and MUS 8400 with grades of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Development, reflection and critical analysis of advanced teaching competencies through a planned field project.

MUS 8960 Proseminar in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites For Ed.S. and Ph.D. students; others require consent of the instructor
Description

Examination of the major and current literature in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, and creativity in music education. Topics may vary. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 8970 Instrumental Conducting Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Terminal project for the degree in instrumental conducting, consisting of a public concert and paper.

MUS 8980 Advanced Research Project in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 8240, MUS 8400, and MUS 8950 with grades of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Independent research on a selected topic under supervision of a music education faculty member. For Ed.S. students in music education.

MUS 8999 Thesis
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description