Dec 03, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
University Catalog 2022-2023

Music, M.M.


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The Master of Music degree program learning outcomes:

  1. Mastery of musicianship skills, artistry, and technique appropriate to the specific degree program.
  2. The ability to make effective artistic and intellectual musical judgments at a professional level in the area of specialization.
  3. Thorough knowledge of repertoire and historical performance practices appropriate to the specific field of study.
  4. Critical thinking and effective written and verbal communication skills in the context of musical discourse.
  5. The ability to independently research musical issues and formulate artistic and/or scholarly conclusions.

Program Requirement:

  1. A minimum of 19 semester-units is required in the Master of Music degree program core, with 14-17 additional units required for each individual option.
  2. At least 15 units must be 5000-level music courses.
  3. A project (MUS 5990  or MUS 5995 ) in the form of a composition, conducting recital, solo recital, lecture recital, or chamber music recital (candidate must play a primary role) is required at the end of each program.
  4. Graduate students who receive individual studio lessons as part of their degree program are required to concurrently enroll in an area-approved ensemble for each term of studio lesson enrollment.
  5. Students enrolled in the Master of Music degree program must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their music courses.
  6. Students are required to select one of the following options:

Degree Requirement (33-37 units)


Core Courses (19-20 units)


C. Applied Music (6 units)


Select one from each group. Repeat group I for 4 units. Courses selected to satisfy the core requirement cannot be double-counted to satisfy the option requirement.

D. Research/Analysis Courses (4 units)


MUS 5000 and one course for a total of 4 units.

E. Culminating Experience (3 units)


Students are encouraged to request a project director from their area early in their program of study to ensure that progress toward the final project is accomplished in a timely manner. Students should consult the Department for information on procedures and required deadlines.

Options (14-17 units)


Select one of the six options for additional 14-17 units. *Courses selected to satisfy the core requirement cannot be double-counted to satisfy the option requirement.

Option I: Composition (16-17 units)


Note: The culmination experience project for this option is a composition of at least 15 minutes in duration and a 30-minute recital.

Option II: Commercial Music (16 units)


Option III: Conducting (15 units)


Students must select one of the following tracks with advisor approval: Track I - Choral Conducting Track II - Instrumental Conducting Note: The culmination experience project for this option is a conducting recital.
Track I: Choral Conducting (8 units)

Track II: Instrumental Conducting (8 units)

a. Applied Music (2 units)

Option IV: Performance (15-16 units)


Option V: Afro Latin Music (16 units)


Note: The culmination experience project for this option is a recital or composition or arrangement or recording project.

Option VI: Music Education (14 units)


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