School of Music
Master of Arts in Music History & Literature Curriculum (46 credits)
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in music is designed for qualified graduate students with a Bachelor’s degree in music or experienced seeking a professional academic degree that culminates with a final thesis research. The program is 46 and the cost per credit is $105.00.
1. Course: Introduction to Historical Musicology (4 credits)
Course#: MUH 524
Textbook: Musicology: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides) [Paperback] (Author), Kenneth Gloag (Author)
Course Description: This course gives the student an understanding of Musicology, and Key Concepts that provide a vital reference e for students of contemporary musicology.
2.Course: Music History (4 credits)
Textbook: The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory (Paperback, 2006) by Thomas Christensen
Course Description: This course gives students a comprehensive history of Western music theory
3. Course: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (4 credits)
Course #: MUH 564
Textbook: The Study of Ethnomusicology: THIRTY-ONE ISSUES AND CONCEPTS [Paperback][Bruno Nettl]
This course looks at the field of ethnomusicology – defined as the study of the world’s musics from a comparative perspective, and the study of all music from an anthropological perspective – as a field of research, and the thirty-one concepts and issues that have been the subjects of continuing debate by ethnomusicologists.
4. Course: Research and Bibliography (4 credits)
Course#: MUS 624
Textbook: Christoph Willibald Gluck: A Guide to Research (Routledge Music Bibliographies) [Hardcover]
Course Description: This course gives students insight into Routledge Music bibliographies and ties together the different writings of Christoph Willibald Gluck providing faster access to the information on his life and work.
5. Course: Graduate Composition (4 credits)
Course#: MUS 644
Textbook: Introduction to Research in Music [Paperback]
Course Description: Designed to show what research and writing skills can do for any musician, and features a discussion of musical research, bibliographic tools, guides to print and electronic resources for research.
6. Course: Composition of Electronic (4 credits)
Textbook: Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music [Paperback] by Samuel Pellman
Course Description: This course aims to be accessible to students relatively inexperienced with electronic musical technology, while also sufficiently detailed for technical and musical achievement. Furthermore, it stresses the notion that, despite all the attention given to technique, the principal goal is musical expression.
7. Course: Music Pedagogy & Theory (4 credits)
Course#: MUT 664
Textbook: The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis [Hardcover] by Elizabeth West Marvin
Course Description: This course guides the students in understanding of Theory and Analysis, teaches the skills of complete musicianship, integrating theory and analysis in one comprehensive pedagogical program.
8. MUS699 Final Performance Project (7 credits)
Student will select their own final performance project and thesis. The thesis should be derived from the performance project. It is to be a creative performance and written project. All students are required to record a DVD of their performance to be submitted along with their thesis
9. MUS700 Final Thesis Research Project (7 credits)
All graduate students pay a Final Performance & Thesis Review fee of $350.00 with their final project and thesis.
Total credits required: 45
Cost: $105.00 per credit
Book cost: varied
Other fees: Thesis and project review fee, graduation and or degree fee assess at time of graduation.
Student has the option choose payment plan that best fits his/her budget (Payment Plan with 15% down or pay-as-you-go per class.