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Jacobs School of Music

Departmental E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu


Departmental URLhttp://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml

(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, the University Graduate School’s staff uses those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)

Curriculum

Curriculum
Courses
Faculty

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, dual Master of Arts and Master of Library Science (jointly with the Department of Information and Library Sci­ence), and Doctor of Philosophy.

In addition, the Jacobs School of Music offers the Master of Music, the Master of Music Education, the Master of Science in Music Education, the combined Master of Music and Master of Library Science (jointly with the Department of Information and Library Science), Specialist in Music Education, the Doctor of Music, and the Doctor of Music Education degrees. For infor­mation regarding degrees offered exclusively or jointly by the Jacobs School of Music and the Department of Information and Library Science, see their respective bulletins.

Special School Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission

Applicants must apply to both the Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music and the University Graduate School. The Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission. Entrance proficiency examinations are also required; for details see the “Graduate Division” section of the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin. Students must meet the general requirements of the University Graduate School and the specific requirements of the Jacobs School of Music outlined in its bulletin.

Grades

Current and cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B).

Master of Arts Degree
Master of Arts in Musicology

Admission

Bachelor’s degree (B.M. or B.A.) with a major in music, or demonstrated equivalent. Applications must include a formal research paper on a historical or theoretical subject in music. The applicant’s scores on the GRE General Test must be received from Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.

Proficiency Examinations

Examinations in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, and music performance.

Major

18 credit hours:

M601 Masters Seminar in Musicology (3 cr.)

M600 Musicology Reading Group (0 cr.)

9 hours selected from:

  • M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.)
  • M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.)
  • M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.)
  • M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.)
  • M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.)
  • M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.)
  • M654 Classic Music (3 cr.)
  • M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.)
  • M656 Modern Music (3 cr.)
  • M657 Music Since 1960 (3 cr.)

6 hours selected from:

  • T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.)
  • T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.)
  • T555 Schenkerian Analysis (3 cr.)
  • T556 Analysis of Music since 1900 (3 cr.)

Music History and Literature Requirement

6 credit hours selected from:

  • M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.)
  • M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.)
  • M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.)
  • M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.)
  • M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.)
  • M654 Classic Music (3 cr.)
  • M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.)
  • M656 Modern Music (3 cr.)
  • M657 Music Since 1960 (3 cr.)
  • M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.),
  • M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.).

Course topics cannot be repeated.

Other Required Credits

6 credit hours inside or outside music in which the student has the background to do graduate-level course work, as approved by the director of graduate studies.

Tool-Subject Requirement

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.) with a grade of B or higher.

Foreign Language Requirement

Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish as demonstrated by musicology department examination.

Major Ensemble

2 credit hours each semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates.

Master of Arts Examination

Ordinarily to be taken in the semester in which a student completes the course work for the degree. Students will also submit a portfolio of papers written for graduate courses in the department.

Dual Master of Arts and Master of Library Science Degrees

This program permits the student to coordinate a Master of Library Science degree with either a Master of Arts degree in musicology or a Master of Music in music theory.

Admission Requirement

In addition to the general requirements, the student must apply for admission to the Jacobs School of Music and simulta­neously to the Department of Information and Library Science and must meet admission criteria established by each.

Requirements

The student must satisfy all the requirements for a Master of Arts degree in musicology or a Master of Music degree in music theory, and for a Master of Library Science degree.

The Other Required Credits requirement for the Master of Arts or Master of Music degree is fulfilled by 6 credit hours in Library Science, which count towards both degrees.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Majors are available in:

Prerequisite

Candidates must have a scholarly or teaching background that indicates potential for outstanding scholarship in the field of music education.

Admission

  • GRE General Test scores
  • short video recording which demonstrates proficiency in teaching and performance or ensemble direction
  • interview with music education faculty
  • three- to five-page essay on applicant's background and goals in music education

Major

48 credit hours

Foundation Courses 9 credit hours

  • E518 Foundations of Music Education (3 cr.)
  • E530 Learning Processes in Music (3 cr.)
  • E535 Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music (3 cr.)

These courses may be waived through methods determined by the department such as completion of an equivalent course or examination, with the approval of the department chairperson and the director of graduate studies. Credit hours for waived courses may be replaced with electives or dissertation.

Core Courses 11 credit hours

  • E616 Curriculum in Music Education (3 cr.)
  • E618 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3 cr.)
  • E619 Psychology of Music (3 cr.)
  • E645 Music Teacher Education (2 cr.)
  • E663 Public Research Lecture in Music Education (0 cr.)

Research Courses 18 credit hours

  • E631 Quantitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.), concurrent with E658 Seminar in Music Education (2 cr.)
  • E640 Qualitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
  • E632 Advanced Quantitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
  • E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education (2 cr.)
  • E661 Historical Research in Music Education (2 cr.)
  • One of:
    • E665 Advanced Philosophical Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
    • An advanced qualitative, historical, or quantitative research course outside music education, approved by the music education department (3 cr.)
  • E650 Music Education Research Colloquium (0 cr.) Required each semester of full-time enrollment.

Dissertation 4 credit hours

Specialization Area
6 credit hours of graduate music courses in one of the following areas with the approval of the chair or coordinator of graduate studies in music education. An audition is required for wind conducting, choral conducting, and individual studio (performance/composition) specialization areas.

  1. Wind Conducting and Literature. G566-G567 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I-II (3-3 cr.)
  2. Choral Conducting and Methodology. Two of E528 Advanced Choral Methods and Materials (3 cr.), E582 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.), or G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (3 cr.)
  3. College Music Teaching. E517 Sociology of Music (3 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.)
  4. Instrumental Methodology. E527 Advanced Instrumental Methods (3 cr.), E568 Administration of Instrumental Groups (3 cr.)
  5. Jazz Methodology. One of E581 Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz (3 cr.) or E582 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.); O511 Fundamentals of Jazz Theory (1 cr.)/O521 Jazz Improvisation 1 (2 cr.)
  6. General Music Methodology. One of E524 Exploratory Teaching in General Music K-12 (3 cr.) or E540 Topics in General Music (3 cr.); one of E521 The Children’s Chorus (3 cr.), E522 Music in Early Childhood (3 cr.), or E571 Kodály Concept I (3 cr.)
  7. String Methodology. E646 Graduate Seminar in String Research (3 cr.); one of G590 String Orchestra Literature (3 cr.) or E580 Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music (3 cr.)
  8. Individual studio study (performance/composition). 6 credits of 800-level individual study in a performance area or composition

Minor
12 credit hours within or outside the field of music in any subject for which the candidate has the necessary background for advanced course work. The minor field must differ from the specialization area. Some departments may require a written and/or oral examination in the minor field.

Music Theory

Admission

Master’s degree in music theory or musicology or the demon­strated equivalent. Students with outstanding credentials may apply directly from a bachelor’s degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency in all areas required of the M.M. music theory major at Indiana University, and may be exempt­ed from certain courses on the recommendation of the depart­ment. In addition to three letters of recommendation, applicants must submit two extensive, formal research papers or a master’s thesis in music theory or musicology. An individual interview is also required; applicants are expected to be proficient in sight singing, aural skills, and keyboard harmony. The applicant’s scores on the GRE General Test must be received from Educa­tional Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the applica­tion deadline.

Proficiency Examinations

Examinations in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, music performance, and musical styles.

Major-Field Requirements

Students with a completed master’s degree must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in the major field, including dissertation. Students admitted directly from the bachelor’s degree must complete at least 66 credit hours in the major field.

Foundation courses

Demonstrated proficiency in the content of the following courses:

  • T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music
  • T555 Schenkerian Analysis
  • T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900
  • T565 Stylistic Counterpoint: Variable Topics
  • T591 Teaching of Music Theory

Students may demonstrate proficiency through methods determined by the department such as examination or submission of a portfolio based on previous coursework, or by completion of the above courses. Proficiency demonstrated through means other than taking the courses listed requires approval of the department chairperson and the director of graduate studies.

Advanced courses

  • T623-T624 History of Music Theory I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • T658 Seminar in Music Theory: Variable Topics (3-3-3-3 cr.)
  • T550 Readings in Music Theory* (3 cr.)
  • 3 credits chosen from T658 Seminar in Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.), T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.), or T619 Projects and Problems in Music Theory (3 cr.), or another graduate course approved by the department chairperson and director of graduate studies.
  • T700 Dissertation in Music Theory (3-27 cr.).


*Students who have already fulfilled the requirement for T550 must take 3 credits of T658, T561, or T619, or another graduate course approved by the department chairperson and director of graduate studies.

Minor and Other Required Credits

24 credit hours. Student must elect a 12-credit hour minor field in either music history and literature or musicology.  The other 12 credit hours may be taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, subject to the approval by the director of graduate studies.  If all credits are taken in a single field outside the student's department, a formal minor must be declared.  A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in a single department unless a minor is declared.

Public Lecture

T659 Public Lecture (0 cr.). The public lecture must be complet­ed before taking the oral qualifying examination.

Dissertation

Tool-Subject Requirement

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.) with a grade of B or higher.

Foreign Language Requirement

Reading knowledge of two non-English languages as demonstrated by examination, by grades of B or higher in two semesters of reading courses at the graduate level in each; or by receiving, in the cases of Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish, a grade of B (3.0) or better in a literature or civilization course at Indiana University numbered 300 or higher (exclusive of individual readings and correspondence courses) in which the reading is done in the foreign language; or reading knowledge of one language and demonstration of proficiency in one research skill, approved by the department and the director of graduate studies of the Jacobs School of Music.

Qualifying Examination

Written and oral examination.

Musicology

Admission

Applicants for the Ph.D. in musicology must demonstrate strong preparation in music history. Students with outstanding credentials may apply directly from a bachelor’s degree; stu­dents holding an M.A. or M.M. in musicology may be exempted from certain courses on the recommendation of the depart­ment. A formal research paper must be submitted with the ap­plication. The applicant’s scores on the GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.

Proficiency Examinations

Examinations in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, music performance, and musical styles.

Major-Field Requirements

48 to 78 credit hours

  • M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.)
  • M602 Seminar in Musicology (3-3-3-3-3 cr.)
  • M603 Methods of Musical Scholarship (3 cr.)
  • Six credits drawn from M602 or M603 (3-3 cr.)
  • Courses in musicology, music history and literature, music theory, ethnomusicology, or other musical subjects with approval of the department and director of graduate studies (3-3-3 cr.). If these credits are waived, students must enroll in an additional 9 credits of M700.
  • M604 Qualifying Exam Tutorial (3 cr.)
  • M605 Qualifying Exam and Dissertation Area Tutorial (3 cr.)
  • M700 Dissertation in Musicology (6-36 cr.)

Minor

One minor, which may be inside or outside of music, with sufficient credit hours to satisfy the course requirements for a Ph.D. minor, as determined by the department in which the minor is taken. All such minors must be recognized or accepted by the University Graduate School. A Ph.D. minor typically requires 12 credit hours of course work, and departments may also require a written and/or oral examination in the minor field.

Dissertation

M700 Dissertation in Musicology (3-33 cr.).

Foreign Language Requirement

Reading knowledge of two non-English languages as demon­strated by musicology department examination. The first must be German, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, or Russian; the second should be relevant to the student’s research area.

Qualifying Examination

Written and oral examination focusing on areas chosen by the candidate in consultation with his or her advisory committee.

Progress toward Degree

Proficiencies in music history and music theory should be met by the end of the first year. One language examination should be passed by the end of the first year, and a second must be passed before the qualifying examination along with keyboard and performance proficiencies. Students should ordinarily complete course work by the middle of the third year (end of the third year for students admitted from a bachelor's degree), complete qualifying examinations in the following semester, and submit a dissertation topic proposal a semester after that. Deviations from this schedule should be the subject of consultation with the department chair.

Doctoral Minors in Music

Minor in Brass Instruments (Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, or Tuba)
The minor in a brass instrument provides advanced training in performance on the chosen instrument (horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, or tuba), with the option of coursework in small ensembles, brass literature, and brass pedagogy.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours in one of the following:

B810 Horn Graduate Minor
B820 Trumpet Graduate Minor
B830 Trombone Graduate Minor
B840 Euphonium Graduate Minor
B850 Tuba Graduate Minor

  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following

F545 Brass Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)
F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
M641–M642 Brass Literature I–II (3–3 cr.)
E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.)
E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.)
E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.)
E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.)


Minor in Choral Conducting
The minor in choral conducting provides advanced foundational skills in score analysis, choral literature, and conducting technique. Prior conducting experience and a conducting audition are required for acceptance into the minor in choral conducting.

12 credit hours

  • M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.)
  • G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students (3 cr.)
  • 3 credit hours selected from the following:

G561 Master’s Choral Conducting I (3 cr.)
G562 Master’s Choral Conducting II (3 cr.)

  • 3 credit hours selected from the following:

G561 Master’s Choral Conducting I (3 cr.)
G562 Master’s Choral Conducting II (3 cr.)
M565 Master’s Seminar in Choral Literature (3 cr.)


Minor in Composition
The minor in music composition provides graduate-level instruction in composition

12 credit hours

  • 12 credit hours of K810 private composition lessons (2 credit hours of K551 Advanced Orchestration may be substituted for 2 credit hours of K810 at the recommendation of the composition faculty);
  • the public performance on student composition recitals of at least three compositions written while enrolled in K810, to be graded as Pass/Fail by a committee of at least three composition faculty in attendance; and
  • the composition of a vocal work to an assigned text within a 24-hour period, and the composition of a short movement for chamber ensemble within a seven-day period. Both compositions will be graded Pass/Fail.


Minor in Early Music
The minor in early music provides advanced training in historical music performance and performance practices.

12 credit hours

  • 6 credit hours selected from the following:

M635 Performance Practice Before 1750 (2 cr.)
M517–M518–M519–M520 Literature and
Performance Practice I–II–III–IV (2–2–2–2 cr.)
F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music (2 cr.)
F502 Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
F503 Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
M558 Topics in Early Music (1 cr.)

  • 6 credit hours of electives (performance study, chamber music, or other courses) offered by the Early Music Department and approved by the department chairperson.


Minor in Electronic Music
The minor in electronic music provides graduate-level instruction in electronic and computer music composition.

12 credit hours selected from the following:

  • K503 Electronic Studio Resources I (3 cr.)
  • K504 Electronic Studio Resources II (3 cr.)
  • K506 Projects in Computer Music (3 cr.). Course may be repeated.
  • K509 Seminar in Computer Music (3 cr.)


Minor in Guitar
The minor in guitar provides advanced training in performance, with the option of coursework in small ensembles and guitar literature.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours of L800 Guitar Graduate Minor
  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following:

F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
F551 Practicum in Transcription for the Guitar (2 cr.)
M627 Independent Study of the Literature of the Guitar I (3 cr.)


Minor in Harp
The minor in harp provides advanced training in performance, with the option of coursework in small ensembles and harp literature.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours of H800 Harp Graduate Minor
  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following:

F549 Harp Ensemble (1 cr.)
M643 Seminar in Harp Literature I (3 cr.)
M644 Seminar in Harp Literature II (3 cr.)


Minor in Jazz Studies
The minor in jazz studies provides training in the history and practice of jazz.

12 credit hours

  • 3-12 credit hours selected from the following:

M591 Jazz History 1: Origins through 1949 (3 cr.)
M592 Jazz History 2: 1950–1969 (3 cr.)
M593 Jazz History 3: 1970–present (3 cr.)
M594 Big Band Jazz (3 cr.)

  • 0-9 credit hours selected from the following:

O511 Fundamentals of Jazz Theory (1 cr.)
O512 Jazz Composition (3 cr.)
O516 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.)
O517 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.)
O521 Jazz Improvisation 1 (2 cr.)
O522 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.)
O523 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.)
O524 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.)
O525 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2 cr.)
O530 American Popular Song Performance (3 cr.)


Minor in Music Education
The minor in music education provides graduate-level instruction in learning theories and practical approaches to music teaching and learning.

12 credit hours

  • 6 credit hours selected from the following:

E517 Sociology of Music (3 cr.)
E518 Foundations of Music Education (3 cr.)
E530 Learning Processes in Music (3 cr.)
E535 Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music (3 cr.)
E616 Curriculum in Music Education (3 cr.)
E619 Psychology of Music (3 cr.)
E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.)

  • 6 credit hours selected from the above courses or the following:

E502 The Practice of Music Teaching (3 cr.)
E520 Seminar in Music Education for Master’s Degree Students (2 cr.)
E521 The Children’s Chorus (3 cr.)
E522 Music in Early Childhood (3 cr.)
E524 Exploratory Teaching in General Music K-12 (3 cr.)
E527 Advanced Instrumental Methods (3 cr.)
E528 Advanced Choral Methods and Materials (3 cr.)
E540 Topics in General Music (3 cr.)
E571 Kodály Concept I (3 cr.)
E572 Kodály Concept II (3 cr.)
E573 Kodály Concept III (3 cr.)
E580 Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music (3 cr.)
E581 Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Jazz (3 cr.)
E582 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.)
E618 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3 cr.)
E631 Quantitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
E632 Advanced Quantitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
E640 Qualitative Research in Music Education (3 cr.)
E645 Music Teacher Education (3 cr.)
E646 Seminar in String Research (3 cr.)
E660 Philosophical Research in Music Education (2 cr.)
E661 Historical Research in Music Education (2 cr.)
E665 Historical and Philosophical Readings in Music Education (3 cr.)


Minor in Music History and Literature
The minor in music history and literature offers a foundation in the study of musical style, repertory, analysis, and historical context.

12 credit hours selected from the following:

  • M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.). May be repeated for different topics.
  • M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.). May be repeated for different topics.
  • M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.)
  • M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.)
  • M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.)
  • M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.)
  • M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.)
  • M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.)
  • M654 Classic Music (3 cr.)
  • M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.)
  • M656 Modern Music (3 cr.)
  • M657 Music Since 1960 (3 cr.)


Minor in Music Theory
The minor in music theory provides graduate-level instruction in the theory and analysis of tonal and/or post-tonal music, with the option of coursework in the pedagogy of music theory.

12 credit hours

  • T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.) or T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.)
  • 9 credit hours selected from the following:

T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.)
T550 Readings in Music Theory (3 cr.)
T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.)
T555 Schenkerian Analysis (3 cr.)
T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.)
T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.) May be repeated for different topics.
T565 Stylistic Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr.) May be repeated for different topics.
T591 Teaching of Music Theory (3 cr.)
T619 Projects and Problems in Music Theory (arr. cr.)
T623 History of Music Theory I (3 cr.)
T624 History of Music Theory II (3 cr.)
T658 Seminar in Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.) May be repeated for different topics.


A minimum grade of B is required in each course to be counted toward the music theory minor.


Minor in Musicology
The minor in musicology offers an introduction to the scholarly study of music in its historical context.

12 credit hours

  • M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.) (prerequisite: M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography)
  • M602 Seminar in Musicology: Variable Topics (3–3 cr.)
  • 3 credit hours selected from the following:

M602 Seminar in Musicology: Variable Topics (3 cr.)
M603 Methods of Musical Scholarship: Variable Topics (3 cr.)
graduate courses in music history and literature (3 cr.)


Minor in Organ
The minor in organ provides advanced training in performance, with the option of coursework in organ literature and pedagogy.
Prerequisite: at least two semesters of formal organ study (with a minimum facility on both manual and pedal keyboards as judged by audition) and submission of a repertoire list (which may include technical studies, service music, hymns, etc.).

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours of Q800 Organ Graduate Minor
  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following:

C504 Keyboard Skills Review (1 cr.)
C510 Service Playing Review (1 cr.)
C505 Organ Construction and Design (2 cr.)
C524 Organ Improvisation (2 cr.)
E589 Organ Pedagogy (3 cr.)
M675 Seminar in Organ Literature: Renaissance and Baroque (3 cr.)
M676 Seminar in Organ Literature: Classic and Romantic (3 cr.)
M677 Seminar in Organ Literature: Music since 1900 (3 cr.)
M678 Seminar in Organ Literature: Organ Works of J.S. Bach (3 cr.)


Minor in Percussion
The minor in percussion provides advanced training in percussion performance, with the option of coursework in small ensembles and percussion literature.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours of D800 Percussion Graduate Minor
  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following

F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
F547 Percussion Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.)


Minor in Piano
The minor in piano provides advanced training in piano performance, with the option of coursework in chamber music and piano literature.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours of P800 Piano Graduate Minor
  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following

M543 Keyboard Literature from 1700 to 1850 (3 cr.)
M544 Piano Literature from 1850 to the Present (3 cr.)
F520 Topics in Performance Study (1-2 cr.). Courses used must focus on collaborative or chamber music involving the piano.


Minor in Sacred Music
The minor in sacred music provides a foundation in the study of a broad range of applied skills and/or academic subjects that relate to the practice of sacred music.
Those interested in incorporating applied study must meet the requirements for a doctoral minor in that area.

12 credit hours

  • 0-6 credit hours of applied study selected from the following:

Q800 Organ Graduate Minor
V800 Voice Graduate Minor
Y810 Early Music Graduate Minor (harpsichord)
G561–G562 Master’s Choral Conducting I–II (3-3 cr.)

  • 6-12 credit hours selected from the following:

C504 Keyboard Skills Review (1 cr.)
C510 Service Playing Review (1 cr.)
C505 Organ Construction and Design (2 cr.)
C524 Organ Improvisation (2 cr.)
C540 The History of Christian Worship and Sacred Music (2 cr.)
C541 Sacred Music: Philosophy and Practice I (2 cr.)
C542 Sacred Music: Philosophy and Practice II (2 cr.)
F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music (2 cr.)
F502 Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
F503 Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.)
G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students (3 cr.)
M565 Master’s Seminar in Choral Literature (3 cr.)
E521 The Children’s Chorus (3 cr.)


Minor in String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, or Double Bass)
The minor in a string instrument provides advanced training in performance on the chosen instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, or double bass), with the option of coursework in small ensembles, string literature, and string pedagogy.

12 credit hours

  • 9-12 credit hours in one of the following:

S810 Violin Graduate Minor
S820 Viola Graduate Minor
S830 Violoncello Graduate Minor
S840 Double Bass Graduate Minor

  • 0-3 credit hours selected from the following

F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.)
E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.)
E505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.)
E506 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.)


Minor in Voice
The minor in voice provides advanced training in vocal performance, with the option of coursework in voice pedagogy and vocal literature.

12 credit hours

  • 6 credit hours of V800 Voice Graduate Minor
  • 6 credit hours selected from the following:

E594 Voice Pedagogy (3 cr.)
M531–M532 Song Literature III–IV (3–3 cr.)
M686 Solo Vocal Literature Before 1850 (3 cr.)
M687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Literature (3 cr.)
M688 Solo Vocal Literature after 1900 (3 cr.)


For audition information, see the department chairperson.


Minor in Wind Conducting
The minor in conducting provides advanced training in conducting techniques for wind groups, along with related literature and practices.

12 credit hours

  • M570 Historical Development of Wind Groups and Literature (3 cr.)
  • G566 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I (3 cr.)
  • G567 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature II (3 cr.)
  • 3 credit hours selected from the following:

F590 Techniques in Marching Band for Graduate Students (3 cr.)
E557 Band Arranging for Graduate Students (3 cr.)


Minor in Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, or Saxophone)
The minor in a woodwind instrument provides advanced training in performance on the chosen instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone), with the option of coursework in small ensembles or woodwind literature.

12 credit hours

  • 6-12 credit hours in one of the following:

W810 Flute Graduate Minor
W820 Oboe Graduate Minor
W830 Clarinet Graduate Minor
W840 Bassoon Graduate Minor
W850 Saxophone Graduate Minor

  • 0-6 credit hours selected from the following:

E559 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-2 cr.)
F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.)
M547 Woodwind Literature I (3 cr.)
M548 Woodwind Literature II (3 cr.)

Ph.D. Minors for Students Outside the Jacobs School of Music

Minors in music for doctoral students outside the Jacobs School of Music may be taken within one of the established departments of the Jacobs School of Music or as an individual¬ized minor taken in more than one area. No general entrance examinations are required, but the director of graduate studies may require entering proficiency examinations. All minors except the individualized minor require the prior approval of the department chair. Minors, including the individualized minor, require approval by the director of graduate studies, who also determines prerequisites, minimum requirements, and the nature of any qualifying examinations. A minor in a performance area requires acceptance into a faculty studio and may require a formal departmental audition. No transfer credits will be accepted toward a music minor.

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