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Masters of Music

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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)

    (32 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

    Graduate Applied Music Major I

    3

    MDT 622

    Graduate Applied Music Major II

    3

    MDT 623

    Graduate Applied Music Major III

    1

    MDT 624

    Graduate Ensemble I

    1

    MDT 625

    Graduate Ensemble II

    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 Classical Performance (Vocal)

    (32 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

    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 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 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 lecture-recital and a full-length recital.

    Curriculum Requirements

    ( 27 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

    3

    MDT 621-623

    Applied Music I-II-III

    3

    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 lecture-recital and a full-length recital.

    Curriculum Requirements

    ( 27 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 Appied II)

    3

    MDT 611

    Woodwind Doubling Laboratory

    3

    MDT 621-623, MDT 629

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV

    3

    MDT 624-626, MDT 634

    Graduate Ensemble I-II-III-IV

    3

    Electives (6 credits):

    MDT 505

    Contemporary Music

    3

    MDT 507

    Computer Music

    3

    MDT 509

    Advanced Jazz Improvisation

    3

    MDT 612-613

    Jazz Composition

    3

    View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.