Music, Performance Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The M.A. degree program in Performance is tailored to meet the needs of the individual student and take into account his or her experience in music.  It prepares students for careers as performing musicians. Students must give at least two recitals and perform in a variety of ensembles, and often have opportunities for outside work as well.

The Music Performance Program is focused on the mastery of performance skills. The auditioning student must demonstrate outstanding ability on his or her instrument, and must be highly motivated toward high standards of achievement in performance. The performance faculty and staff work closely with individual students, with the aim of nurturing each musician's technical and artistic growth.

For further information: Cali School of Music Web page.



MUSIC w/CONC: Performance

Complete 32 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 3 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 12 semester hours from: . (For Vocal majors: MUPR 540 required as a co-requisite for each semester of applied study).

      MUAP 511 Applied Music I 1
      MUAP 512 Applied Music II 1
      MUAP 521 Applied Music I 2
      MUAP 522 Applied Music II 2
      MUAP 531 Applied Music I 3
      MUAP 532 Applied Music II 3
      MUAP 541 Applied Music I 4
      MUAP 542 Applied Music II 4
      MUAP 561 Applied Music I 6
      MUAP 613 Applied Music III 1
      MUAP 614 Applied Music IV 1
      MUAP 623 Applied Music III 2
      MUAP 624 Applied Music IV 2
      MUAP 633 Applied Music III 3
      MUAP 634 Applied Music IV 3
      MUAP 643 Applied Music III 4
      MUAP 644 Applied Music IV (4 hours instruction) 4
      MUAP 662 Applied Music II 6
    2. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

      MUCP 511 Theoretical and Aural Skills in Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 512 Theoretical and Aural Skills in Music II (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      MUHS 604 Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar) 3
  2. ELECTIVES IN MUSIC HISTORY OR LITERATURE

    Complete 8 semester hours from the following list.

    MUHS 500 Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 502 Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 505 Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 506 Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 549 Modern Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 550 Chamber Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 551 The Literature of the Orchestra (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 552 Ethnological Approach to Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 553 Jazz (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 554 Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 555 Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 561 Harry Partch - Life and Works (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 599 Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4
    MUHS 600 Independent Study Music History and Literature 1-4
    MUHS 604 Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar) 3
    MUHS 605 Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar) 3
    MUHS 606 Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies II (3 hours seminar) 3
  3. ELECTIVES IN MUSIC

    Complete 3 semester hours of approved Music Electives. (MUPR 539 must be taken as a co-requisite for MUPR 533 Opera Workshop).

  4. RECITAL REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 recitals, each to include at least 60 minutes of music for an audience. See GPC for Recital Requirements.

    MUPR 603 Graduate Recital 0
  5. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

    Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination.


Course Descriptions:

MUAP511: Applied Music I

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP512: Applied Music II

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 511.

MUAP521: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP522: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 521.

MUAP531: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP532: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 531.

MUAP541: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP542: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 541.

MUAP561: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. Recital required. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP613: Applied Music III

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 512.

MUAP614: Applied Music IV

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 613.

MUAP623: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 522.

MUAP624: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 623.

MUAP633: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 532.

MUAP634: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 633.

MUAP643: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 542.

MUAP644: Applied Music IV (4 hours instruction)

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

MUAP662: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. Recital required. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 561.

MUCP511: Theoretical and Aural Skills in Music I (3 hours lecture)

Principles and practice of music construction, aural skills in manipulating pitch and rhythm, and related structural analysis. The total spectrum of music as a base, with specific techniques of pitch and rhythm approached from harmonic and contrapuntal standpoints. Primitive and simple folk idioms, modal counterpoint in two and three parts, diatonic tonal harmony in vocal and instrumental idioms tonal counterpoint in two parts and free composition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUCP512: Theoretical and Aural Skills in Music II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 511. Complex non-Western systems, modal and tonal imitative counterpoint in three and four parts, chromatic tonal harmony and expanded resources and techniques of the twentieth century. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 511; Music majors only.

MUHS500: Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture)

Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS502: Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

A series of projects in music history and analysis involving detailed work on pieces selected with the needs and interests of members of the class in mind. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS505: Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the time of Caccini and Monteverdi through that of J.S. Bach and Handel. 3 sh.

MUHS506: Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the second decade of the eighteenth century through the works of Beethoven. 3 sh.

MUHS549: Modern Music (3 hours lecture)

Musical styles of the 20th century: historical sources, major composers, and recent trends. 3 sh.

MUHS550: Chamber Music (3 hours lecture)

Survey of vocal and instrumental music composed for one to ten performers, one per part, from the Renaissance through the modern era. Analysis of both compositional style and nature of chamber genres. 3 sh.

MUHS551: The Literature of the Orchestra (3 hours lecture)

Historical survey of such genres as the suite, overture, concerto, symphony and tone poem from the development of orchestral style of playing in the 17th century to the present. 3 sh.

MUHS552: Ethnological Approach to Music (3 hours lecture)

Non-Western music; ethnic roots and influences, theory, media, and performance practices. Folk and professional idioms of the Far East, Near East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Study for non-majors will emphasize musical experience and social-cultural background, while music majors will also pursue a more technical approach. 3 sh.

MUHS553: Jazz (3 hours lecture)

Jazz as an art form, its impact on music and other contemporary arts; the sociological impact on American and world culture. Examination of specific performance techniques. 3 sh.

MUHS554: Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture)

Operas of the Baroque and Classical eras from Monteverdi through Beethoven; evolution of style, changing aesthetics, characterization, and plot development and the cultural environment within which these developments have taken place. 3 sh.

MUHS555: Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 554, examining operatic styles and representative works of the Romantic and Modern eras. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 554.

MUHS561: Harry Partch - Life and Works (3 hours lecture)

Survey of basic theories, instrument inventions, compositions. Features hands-on introduction to instruments, just intonation, acoustics and ear training. 3 sh.

MUHS599: Independent Study in Music History and Literature

Course work in one of the regularly listed catalog courses of the department of Music (but not Applied Music) in depth greater than that normally pursued in the course. Students will arrange the nature of the work with the instructor prior to the second meeting of the course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS600: Independent Study Music History and Literature

Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity independent of any course structure. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS604: Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar)

Study of music bibliography, research method and critical analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS605: Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar)

Research and discussion of selected topics in the literature of music focusing on stylistic and analytical problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS606: Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies II (3 hours seminar)

Continuation of MUHS 605. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 605; Music majors only.

MUPR603: Graduate Recital

Graduate recital. May be repeated a maximum of 5 times. 0 sh.