Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • To express original and substantive ideas about music in writing.
  • To speak intelligently about music in a variety of forums.
  • To be familiar with basic research resources in music and use them effectively.
  • To apply various historical and critical perspectives to their own study of music.

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (four courses, two periods and two of choice)12
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Applied Music 5500A (or three terms in the same performing medium at any level) 12
CONSVTY 5591KPedagogy of Music History3
CONSVTY 5693Advanced Research and Bibliography In Music3
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
CONSVTY 5599Thesis6
Electives1-3
Total Credits: 35 (minimum)
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Elective credit may be substituted if the 5500A level of an applied instrument is achieved at the audition.

Language Requirements

For all M.M. students in Musicology, a grade of B- (2.7) or better in a first-semester, sophomore-level foreign language course. Students must study French, German or Italian unless the substitution of another language is approved by the supervisory committee. A language proficiency test may be substituted for course requirements, provided it documents language capabilities equivalent to the completion of a first-semester, sophomore-level course. This must be approved in advance by the supervisory committee. In such cases, a letter describing the process and results must be forwarded to the chair of the supervisory committee, the musicology area coordinator and the Conservatory Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee, which consists of at least two musicology faculty plus one other member, is assigned to approve the planned program and prepare and grade the comprehensive examination. The committee must be selected before the student completes two terms of enrollment.

Graduate Approval of Major

Complete CONSVTY 5593CONSVTY 5591K , and CONSVTY 5693 with a grade of at least A-; one graduate-level music history course with a grade of at least A-; and present a scholarly paper before a public forum on a topic agreed to in advance by the musicology faculty (the duration of the presentation is to be at least 20 minutes)."