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The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department offers a Master of Music in Performance, with the following specializations:


M.M. IN CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE (INSTRUMENTAL)

Master of Music in Classical Instrumental Performance, students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Classical Instrumental Performance. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.

(33 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 501 - 506

Two Music History Courses (see list)*

6

MDT 507

Computer Music

3

MDT 525

Application of Theory in Performance

3

MDT 601

Graduate Musicianship

3

MDT 610

Performance Seminar 

3

MDT 621-623

Graduate Applied Music Major I-II-III

9

MDT 624-625

Graduate Ensemble I-II-III

3

*Select two music history courses from the following:

MDT 501

Baroque Music

3

MDT 502

Classical Music

3

MDT 503

Romantic Music

3

MDT 504

The Opera

3

MDT 505

Contemporary Music 

3

MDT 506

Music in America

3

*Select one music elective courses from the graduate program:

MDT 5xx-6xx

Elective                                        

    3       

View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

 


M.M. IN CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE (VOCAL)

Master of Music in Classical Vocal Performance students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Classical Voice. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.

(33 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 501 - 506

Two Music History Courses (see list)*

6

MDT 525

Application of Theory in Performance

3

MDT 601

Graduate Musicianship

3

MDT 610

Performance Seminar 

3

MDT 621-623

Graduate Applied Music Major I-II-III

9

MDT 624-625

Graduate Ensemble I-II-III

3

MDT 627

Vocal Literature

3

MDT 628

Diction for Singers

3

*Select two music history courses from the following:

MDT 501

Baroque Music

3

MDT 502

Classical Music

3

MDT 503

Romantic Music

3

MDT 504

The Opera

3

MDT 505

Contemporary Music 

3

MDT 506

Music in America

3

View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

 


M.M. IN PERFORMANCE (COMPOSITION)

The M.M. in Composition students will develop writing skills and techniques in a variety of styles and musical forms so that they can organize their thematic ideas into original compositions and arrangements. For students interested in electronic music, the well-equipped studios in the MDT Department will provide an excellent opportunity to explore in depth this vital aspect of music, using the latest computer technology. Students interested in composing for film, dance, or theatre will be encouraged to form interactive relationships with students majoring in those disciplines. Candidates are required to submit a Statement of Goals, a Resume, and a Portfolio that should demonstrate the student’s skills in music composition.

(32 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 507

Computer Music

3

MDT 601

Graduate Musicianship

3

MDT 621-622-623-629

Graduate Applied Music Major I-II-III-IV

12

*Select two music history courses from the following:

MDT 501

Baroque Music

3

MDT 502

Classical Music

3

MDT 503

Romantic Music

3

MDT 504

The Opera

3

MDT 505

Contemporary Music 

3

MDT 506

Music in America

3

MDT 612

Early Jazz to Swing Era

3

MDT 613

Jazz History II (Be-bop-Contemporary)

3

*Select one music elective courses from the graduate program:

MDT 508

Woodwind Literature and Performance

3

MDT 525

Application of Theory in Performance 

3

MDT 526

Jazz Arranging 

3

MDT 614

Jazz Composition

3

MDT 620

Jazz Compositional Styles

3

MDT 624-625-2626-634

Graduate Ensemble I-IV

4

MDT 631-632-633

Independent Study in Music (1,2, or 3 credits)

1,2,3

MDT 616-617-618

Graduate Applied Music Minor I-II-III

1,2,3

View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions

 


M.M. IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE

Master of Music in Jazz Performance students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Jazz. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

( 33 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 509

Advanced Jazz Improvisation

3

MDT 526

Jazz Arranging

3

MDT 610

Performance Seminar (with Appied II)

3

MDT 612-613

Jazz History I-II

6

MDT 621-623

Graduate Applied Music I-II-III

9

MDT 624-626

Graduate Ensemble I-II-III

3

Electives: ( 6 credits)

MDT 507

Computer Music

3

MDT 524

Jazz Pedagogy

3

MDT 609

Independent Study

3

MDT 614

Jazz Composition

3

MDT 620

Jazz Compositional Styles 

3

 View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

 

 


M.M. IN PERFORMANCE (MULTIPLE WOODWIND)

The Master of Music in Multiple Woodwind Performance degree requires students to demonstrate their performance abilities on a number of woodwind instruments for their audition. The degree program emphasizes fluency in all performing styles including classical, jazz and commercial music. The culminating activity for this degree program is a research paper and a full-length recital.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

( 34 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 508

Woodwind Literature and Performance

3

MDT 525

Application of Theory in Performance

3

MDT 610

Performance Seminar (with Applied II)

3

MDT 611

Woodwind Doubling Laboratory

3

MDT 621-623, MDT 629

Graduate Applied Music I-II-III-IV

12

MDT 624-626, MDT 634

Graduate Ensemble I-II-III-IV

4

Electives (6 credits):

MDT 501-506

History Courses

3

MDT 507

Computer Music

3

MDT 509

Advanced Jazz Improvisation

3

MDT 612-613

Jazz Composition

3

MDT 616-618
 
Applied Minor I-II-III

 

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