Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • To conduct public concerts or recitals that demonstrate a high level of artistry and technique.
  • To understand and be able to communicate the historical and analytical components of music.
  • To reflect on broader dimensions of their own musical experience.
  • To demonstrate familiarity with advanced research resources in music.
  • To demonstrate a knowledge of core repertory.

Choral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Take 4 semesters of the following:4
Advanced Choral Conducting-Masters Level
Take 4 semesters of the following:8
Seminar In Choral Literature
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 14
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives 23
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)
1

One public performance is required, as is one rehearsal or lecture demonstration.

2

Recommended electives for the Choral track include applied voice and vocal pedagogy.

Orchestral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History 3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
CONS 5583 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (any two from 5583A or 5583B)4
CONSVTY 5582 Advanced Choral Conducting2
Take 2 semesters of the following:4
Seminar In Orchestral Literature
Applied Music 12-6
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 24
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives1-5
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)
1

Orchestral Applied Requirement: The applicant must enroll in applied music the first term of registration as a full-time, degree-seeking student. Progress will be measured by the following:

  1. If the applicant qualifies for applied music at the 401 level, a minimum of two credit hours is required.
  2. If the applicant does not qualify for applied music at the 401 level, the student must enroll in applied music for a minimum of two terms, until completion of the 401 level, or until graduation.
  3. In addition, instrumental conducting majors will be required to enroll in two terms of applied music on other appropriate instruments, as advised by the conducting faculty.
2

One public performance is required, as is one rehearsal or lecture demonstration.

Wind Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
CONSVTY 5583 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (any two from 5583A or 5583C)4
Take 2 semesters of the following:4
Seminar In Wind/Band Literature
Applied Music 12-6
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 24
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives1-5
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)
1

The Applied Music requirement can be met through any type of instruction focused on the applied study of any instrument or voice. These experiences must be selected in consultation with the major professor.

2

One public performance is required, as is one rehearsal or lecture demonstration.