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Graduate Degree Program - Music, Dance and Theatre

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  • Rossey Hall, Rm. 234
    (201) 200-3151c
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    Dr. Donna Connolly, Co-Chairperson
    Dr. Min Kim, Co-Chairperson

    Graduate Music Coordinators:
    Dr. Donna Connolly, Classical Performance
    (201) 200-2018

    Dr. Edward Joffe, Jazz Performance, Woodwind Doubling
    (201) 200-3091

    Dr. Maredia Warren, Music Education
    (201) 200-2158


    The Music, Dance, and Theater Department offers two master’s degree programs:

    1. Master of Arts in Music Education
    2. Master of Music in Performance

    The music unit of NJCU’s Music, Dance and Theater Department is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Candidates should consult with the graduate music coordinator regarding advisement, matriculation, graduation clearance, and arrangements for departmental exams and auditions.

    Master of Arts in Music Education
    In addition to the general graduate study admission requirements, an applicant for admission to this degree program is required to satisfy the following pre-requisites:

    1. An undergraduate degree with a major in music or, in exceptional cases, a proven equivalency in music theory, music history, and repertory.
    2. Certification for teachers (K-12).
    3. Proficiency in performance as demonstrated by an audition on a major instrument or voice.

    Master of Music in Performance
    In addition to the general graduate study admission requirements, an applicant for admission to this degree program is required to satisfy the following:

    1. An undergraduate degree with a major in music or, in exceptional cases, a proven equivalency in music theory, music history, and repertory.
    2. Proficiency in performance as demonstrated by an audition on a major instrument or voice.

    Specializations
    The four areas of specialization in the Master of Music in performance program include the following:

    Classical - Instrumental
    Classical - Vocal
    Jazz
    Multiple Woodwinds


    MUSIC EDUCATION (32 CREDITS)
    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Code Title
    Credits
    MDT 507 Computer Music
    3
    MDT 525 Application of Theory in Performance
    3
    MDT 601 Graduate Musicianship
    3
    MDT 602 Curriculum Development in Music Education
    3
    MDT 603 Administration and Supervision in Music Ed.
    3
    MDT 604 Research in Music Education
    3
    MDT 605 Thesis Seminar
    3
    MDT 616 Graduate Applied Music Minor I
    1
    MDT 621 Graduate Applied Music Major I
    3
    MDT 624 Graduate Ensemble I
    1

    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


    MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE
    CLASSICAL - INSTRUMENTAL (33 CREDITS)

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Code Title
    Credits
    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 Graduate Applied Music Major I
    3
    MDT 622 Graduate Applied Music Major II
    3
    MDT 623 Graduate Applied Music Major III
    3
    MDT 624 Graduate Ensemble I
    1
    MDT 625 Graduate Ensemble II
    1
    MDT 626 Graduate Ensemble III
    1

    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


    MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE
    CLASSICAL - VOCAL (33 CREDITS)

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Code Title
    Credits
    MDT 525 Application of Theory in Performance
    3
    MDT 601 Graduate Musicianship
    3
    MDT 610 Performance Seminar
    3
    MDT 621 Graduate Applied Music Major I
    3
    MDT 622 Graduate Applied Music Major II
    3
    MDT 623 Graduate Applied Music Major III
    3
    MDT 624 Graduate Ensemble I
    1
    MDT 625 Graduate Ensemble II
    1
    MDT 626 Graduate Ensemble III
    1
    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
    MDT 511 Vocal Pedagogy
    3


    MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE
    JAZZ (33 CREDITS)

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Code Title
    Credits
    MDT 509 Advanced Jazz Improvisation
    3
    MDT 526 Jazz Arranging
    2
    MDT 610 Performance Seminar
    3
    MDT 612 Jazz History I (Early Jazz to the Swing Era)
    3
    MDT 613 Jazz History II (Bebop to Contemporary)
    3
    MDT 621 Graduate Applied Music Major I
    3
    MDT 622 Graduate Applied Music Major II
    3
    MDT 623 Graduate Applied Music Major III
    3
    MDT 624 Graduate Ensemble I
    1
    MDT 625 Graduate Ensemble II
    1
    MDT 626 Graduate Ensemble III
    1

    Music Electives (see list below)*
    Select two courses from the following:
    MDT 507 Computer Music
    3
    MDT 524 Jazz Pedagogy
    3
    MDT 633 Independent Study in Music
    3
    MDT 614 Jazz Composition
    3
    MDT 620 Jazz Compositional Styles
    3


    MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE
    MULTIPLE WOODWINDS (34 CREDITS)

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    Performance (16 credits)

    Code Title
    Credits
    MDT 621 Graduate Applied Music Major I
    3
    MDT 622 Graduate Applied Music Major II
    3
    MDT 623 Graduate Applied Music Major III
    3
    MDT 629 Graduate Applied Music Major IV
    3
    MDT 624 Graduate Ensemble I
    1
    MDT 625 Graduate Ensemble II
    1
    MDT 626 Graduate Ensemble III
    1
    MDT 634 Graduate Ensemble IV
    1

    Core

    (12 credits)
     
    MDT 508 Woodwind Literature and Performance
    3
    MDT 525 Application of Theory in Performance
    3
    MDT 610 Performance Seminar
    3
    MDT 611 Woodwind Doubling Lab
    3

    Electives

    (6 credits)
     
    MDT 505 Contemporary Music
    3
    MDT 507 Computer Music
    3
    MDT 509 Advanced Jazz Improvisation
    3
    MDT 612 Jazz History I
    3
    MDT 613 Jazz History II
    3