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

 

Semester Credits

Conservatory Orchestra ENS 3001

8

Ensemble Other than Orchestra
(ENS 200–599)2

6

Brass Choir ENS 302 (Brass majors only)

4

Music History (MMT 702, MHL 600–799)3

12

Career and Professional Development

2

Musicianship and Music Theory
(MMT 602, MMT 604)4

6

Private Instruction PVL 600

16

Electives5

1

Total

49

1. Students whose major is orchestral instruments must enroll in Conservatory Orchestra each semester.
2 . Brass majors are only required to fulfill 1 credit in ENS 200-599 in addition to credits earned from Conservatory Orchestra and Brass Choir.
3. See the Graduate Music History Curriculum section under the Graduate Curriculum Outline for more details.
4 . Credits earned from MMT 602 or MMT 604 will not count toward the overall credits required to graduate. Exemption tests are given for MMT 602 and 604. Successful completion of these examinations will result in exemption from the class, but without earning credits.
5 . Courses numbered GED 202–590, MMT 202–799 and courses in the APP, ENS, IND and 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.

Recitals and Juries

Harp

  • Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required.

Percussion

  • Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required, both of which will be used to determine fulfillment of performance requirements.

Strings

  • 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.

Historical Performance Emphasis for Baroque Cello (graduate)

Emphasis Course Requirements:

  • 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.

Total credits for emphasis: 11-13

These credits also count towards the Master of Music degree.

Woodwinds, Brass

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