Master of Music in Brass, Winds, or Percussion Performance


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:


 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)
MHUM 501: Seminar: Music, Worship and Culture in Christian Perspective 3
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.  

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. 

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