A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Master of Music in Brass, Winds, or Percussion Performance

Objectives

To produce graduates who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:

  1. service as teachers and performers within their local and regional communities
  2. undertaking the establishment of a professional career via auditions, competitions, and further performance experiences
  3. beginning doctoral studies in performance and/or pedagogy

Degree Requirements

Major Area 
INST 501-503: Graduate Applied Study 12
INST = instrument code, chosen from appropriate course codes  
PERF 585: Two Graduate Recitals (see Final Project) 0
MUS 54X:  Graduate Ensemble: Philharmonia or Symphonic Winds 2
The student must enroll in an appropriate major ensemble [or accompanying] each semester of residence, with or without credit, in consultation with the directors of choral and instrumental activities.
Other Studies in Music 
MHS 520: Research and Bibliography 2
MUS 501: Graduate Assistants' Forum 0
Required of all graduate assistants; open to, but not required of, all other graduate students  

Choose from among the following:

6

 Choose one music history course and one theory course.

 
MHS 590: Seminar in Music History (topics vary by semester) (3 credits)
MHS 595: Special Topics in Music History (3)
MTH 567: Systems of Analysis and Contemporary Art Music (3)
MTH 566: Advanced Orchestration (3)
MTH 558: Sixteenth Century Counterpoint (3)
MTH 563: Form and Analysis (3)
MTH 475: Synthesizer/Computer Applications (3)
MTH 595: Special Topics in Music Theory (3)
Humanities 
MHUM 501: Seminar: Music, Worship and Culture in Christian Perspective 3
Electives 
Music courses* numbered 500** or above 7
*No more than 2 credit hours of ensemble may count as music elective hours toward degree.  Total ensemble within the degree program may not exceed 4 credits, including a maximum of 2 in chamber ensemble.  
**A limited number of music courses numbered 400 or above may also be taken as electives, with the approval of the graduate advisor.  
TOTAL: 32

Final Project

The student must perform two full solo recitals, or one full recital and one lecture-recital.  The student must submit recital programs and concert program notes.