Master of Music in Guitar

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Credit Total: 47

Rec.

Course #/Title

Cr.

Private Instruction

1st/2nd Yr.

PVL 600 Major Instruction

16

Musicianship and Music Theory
Credits earned for MMT 602/604 will not count towards the overall credit requirements for graduation, but will affect the student’s GPA.

1st Yr.

MMT 602 Musicianship Review

3

2nd Yr.

MMT 604 Music Theory Review

3

Music History and Literature (12 credits total)
Students may pass part or all of the music history placement exam. Students who fail the first part must take MHL 602 and students who fail the second part must take MHL 603. MHL 602 and 603 will count towards the 12 credits required. Students will not receive credit by exam for placing out of MHL 602 or 603. MHL 300-500 are undergraduate courses and do not count for this requirement.

1st Yr.

MHL 602 Topics in Music History

3

1st Yr.

MHL 603 Topics in Music History

3

1st Yr.

Proseminar MHL 650-699

3

 

MMT 702 or MHL 600-799

9

Applied Practical Training
Students who have taken APP 302 as undergraduates at the Conservatory are exempted from this requirement.

 

APP 302 Guitar Pedagogy

2

Career and Professional Development (2 credits)
Classes that fulfill the Career and Professional Development include: APP 252, APP 272, APP 402, APP 404, APP 408, APP 410, APP 412, and APP 414. Students are encouraged to develop a focused Independent Study Project.

Ensembles (6 credits total)

 

ENS 304 Guitar Ensemble

4

 

ENS 200-599

2

Electives (9 credits total)
Courses numbered HMS 202-590, MMT 202-799, and courses in the APP, ENS, IND, MHL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors.

Juries and Recitals
Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required. Repertoire guidelines for juries are in the Guitar Department Manual, which is available from the Office of Admission. Graduate students must perform a major concerto on a jury and on one of the graduate recitals, a department recital or some other venue. The first graduate recital must include music from three different musical periods. Program notes are required for juries.

1st Yr.

JRMM1 First Graduate Jury

 

1st Yr

RCTMM1 First Graduate Recital

 

2nd Yr.

JRMM2 Second Graduate Jury

 

2nd Yr.

RCTMM2 Second Graduate Recital

 

Historical Performance Emphasis for Plucked Strings (Graduate) (credit total: 11-13)

  • ENS 210 (Conservatory Baroque Ensemble) (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 (Continuo Playing) or ENS 305 (Basso Continuo) for Guitarists (1 semester, 2 credits) (not required if student can demonstrate prior experience)
  • MHL 733 (Performance Practice: Baroque Era) (1 semester, 3 credits). In years where MHL 733 is not offered, students should register for MHL 400 (Introduction to Performance Practice).
  • PRF 348 (Historical Plucked Strings) (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty. HPE jury is in addition to major instrument jury.

These credits also count towards the Master of Music degree. Please consult the Guitar Department Manual.

Recitals and Juries

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required. Repertoire guidelines for juries are in the Guitar Department Manual, which is available from the Office of Admission and on the web site. Graduate students must perform a major concerto on a jury and on one of the graduate recitals, a department recital or some other venue. The first graduate recital must include music from three different musical periods. Program notes are required for juries.