Master of Music in Orchestral Instrument:
Strings, Winds, Brass & Percussion

Credit Total: 49


Course #/Title


Private Instruction

1st/2nd Yr.

PVL 600 Major Instruction


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


2nd Yr.

MMT 604 Music Theory Review


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


1st Yr.

MHL 603 Topics in Music History


1st Yr.

Proseminar MHL 650-699



MMT 702 or MHL 600-799


Career and Professional Development (2 credits)
Classes that fulfill the Career and Professional Development requirements 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 (8 credits of ENS 200; 6 additional credits)

1st/2nd Yr.

ENS 200 Orchestra



ENS 200-599


Electives (1 credit)
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.

1st Yr.



Juries and Recitals

1st Yr.

JRMM1 First Graduate Jury


1st Yr

RCTMM1 First Graduate Recital


2nd Yr.

JRMM2 Second Graduate Jury


2nd Yr.

RCTMM2 Second Graduate Recital


Recitals and Juries


  • Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required


  • Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined in the Master of Music curriculum within the Collegiate Catalog.

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

  • Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required.

Historical Performance Emphasis for Baroque Cello (Graduate) (total credits: 11-13)

  • ENS 210 Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 Continuo Playing (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 334 Baroque Cello (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.