Graduate Handbook

The charts below outline the unit requirements according to degree plan. For more detailed information, contact the graduate advisor, Dr. Gordon Haramaki.

 

Conducting - Choral


Master’s degree students in choral conducting are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include six units of Chamber Choir and Advanced Conducting, six units of area electives (see chart here), and six units of private lessons.

 

Conducting - Instrumental


Master’s degree students in instrumental conducting are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include five units of Wind Ensemble/ Orchestra and Advanced Conducting, six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.

 

Composition


Master’s degree students in composition are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include twelve units of academic electives (see chart here for available electives), five units of private lessons, and a final project.

 

Instrumental Performance


Master’s degree students in instrumental performance are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include three units of Symphony Orchestra/ Symphonic Band, three units of performance electives (see chart here for available performance electives), six units of academic electives (see chart here for available academic electives), six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.

 

Instrumental Performance - Guitar


Master’s degree students in instrumental performance are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include four units of Guitar Ensemble, two units of performance electives (see chart here for available performance electives), six units of academic electives (see chart here for available academic electives ), six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.

 

Instrumental Performance - Keyboard Studies


Master’s degree students in instrumental performance are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include four to six units of area requirements (see chart here for area requirement details), three to five units of performance electives (see chart here for available performance electives), three units of academic electives (see chart here for available academic electives), six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.

 

Vocal Performance


Master’s degree students in vocal performance are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include six units of area requirements (see chart here for available area requirements), two units of area electives (see chart here for available electives), four units of required ensembles (see chart here for available ensembles), six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.

 

Music History


Master’s degree students in music history are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. See Chart Here.

 

Music Education


Master’s degree students in music education are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include eight to nine units of area requirements (see chart here for area requirement details), three to four units of academic electives (see chart here for available electives), five units of private lessons, and a master’s thesis.

 

Music Systems/Theory


Master’s degree students in music systems/theory are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include twelve units of academic electives (see chart here for available electives), five units of private lessons, and a master’s thesis.

 

Jazz Studies


Master’s degree students in jazz studies are required to complete twelve units of “Core” coursework, which consists of four graduate-level seminar classes. These seminar classes are required of each degree program, but substitutions may be acceptable where applicable. Other course requirements include three units of required ensembles (see chart here for applicable ensembles), nine units of academic electives (see chart here for available academic electives), six units of private lessons, and a graduate recital.