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Music M.M.

Music
School of Fine Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Music, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN, 55812 (218-728-8208; fax: 218-726-8210)
Email: mu@d.umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2013
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 31
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Music
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The master of music programs offers students an opportunity to acquire advanced understanding and skills in music education, theory, and practice or in musical performance. Students in music education and performance undertake essential core courses in musicianship, theory, history, research, and education/pedagogy. Additional courses in the area of specialization are tailored relative to the interests and objectives of the student.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in music.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
In addition, the following must be submitted for review by the music graduate committee: a completed Department of Music Graduate Study Application available from www.d.umn.edu/music, which includes a sample of professional writing (a three- to five-page paper addressing current issues in music education or music performance), and a CD or DVD of recent performances, teaching demonstrations, or rehearsals. An entrance performance audition on the major instrument is required for those seeking admission to the M.M. in Music Performance. Candidates seeking admission as vocal performers, choral conductors, and collaborative pianists must demonstrate foreign language proficiency or enroll in remedial courses upon acceptance.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 to 31 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:For the M.M. in music education, the Plan B Project is a directed paper. This paper is a comprehensive research analysis and study in the field of music education in the standard five-chapter thesis format. This Plan B Project Paper constitutes 3 credits of the degree program and is generally begun in the third semester of study. A comprehensive oral examination covers the research methodology and content of the Directed Project paper. For the M.M. in music performance, the student's Graduate Recital fulfills the Directed Project requirements.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Core Courses (10 cr)
MU 5201 - Advanced Music History (2.0 cr)
MU 8101 - Graduate Music Theory (2.0 cr)
MU 8222 - Music Bibliography and Research (3.0 cr)
MU 8900 - Psychology of Music (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Applied Conducting
Applied Conducting (20 cr)
Applied Music
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
Ensembles
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following courses:
MU 4xxx Performance Ensembles
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Graduate Recital
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
Literature Courses
Instrumental
Students must take MU 5204 twice for a total of 4 credits, or MU 5207 twice plus MU 5204 for a total of 4 credits.
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
· MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
Pedagogy
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Electives
MU 8302 may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits, MU 8991 may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
· MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Collaborative Piano
Collaborative Piano (20 cr)
Language prerequisites must be met either through diagnostic screening or remedial coursework. Students without 2 semesters of diction on their transcript are required to complete the undergraduate diction sequence MU 1411 and MU 1412/13.
Applied Music
Take for 8 credits
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument (2.0 cr)
Collaborative Literature
MU 5627 - Art of Accompying: Vocal Music (2.0 cr)
MU 5628 - Art of Accompanying: Instrumental Music (2.0 cr)
Graduate Recital
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
Pedagogy
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Ensembles
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
MU 4xxx Performance Ensembles
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
· MU 4621 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I (2.0 cr)
· MU 4622 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II (2.0 cr)
· MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
· MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
· MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
· MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Music Education
Music Education (21)
Applied Music
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
Education Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth (3.0 cr)
· EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
· EDAD 5914 - Education Policy (3.0 cr)
· EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 7008 - Foundations of Teaching and Learning: Curriculum Theory and Design (4.0 cr)
· EDUC 7009 - Assessment of Learning (3.0 cr)
Ensembles
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following courses:
MU 4xxx Performance Ensembles
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Music Education
MU 8601 - Foundations of Music Learning (3.0 cr)
MU 8600 - Methods of Research in Music Education (3.0 cr)
MU 8605 - Curricular Trends in Music Education (3.0 cr)
Music Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
· MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
· MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
· MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
· MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
· MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
· MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Plan B Project
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 8899 - Directed Project in Music Education (1.0-12.0 cr)
Performance
Performance (20 cr)
Student must complete a minimum of 20 credits; additional ensemble or electives may be taken to reach 20 credits.
Applied Music
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument (2.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
MU 4xxx Performance Ensembles
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Graduate Recital
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
Literature Courses
Instrumental
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
or Vocal
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
Pedagogy
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Electives
MU 8302 may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits, MU 8991 may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
· MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
 
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