2014-2015 Catalog

Music

http://arts-sciences.und.edu/music/

FACULTY: Barbu, Blackburn, Blake, Bronfman, Christopherson, Drago, Gable, Ingle, Keyser, Knight, Lewis, Masko, Norman Dearden, Popejoy, Pugh, Rheude, Sugiura, Towne (Graduate Director)and Wittgraf (Chair)

Degrees Granted: Master of Music (M.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Music Department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Music degree with specializations in Music Education, Performance, Pedagogy, Composition, Choral Conducting and Intrumental Conducting; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education.

The mission of the University of North Dakota Department of Music is to inspire our students and community through education, performance, scholarship, and human relationships in music. Our professional and liberal arts degrees provide rigorous courses of study that cultivate the highest degree of artistic performance, innovative teaching, thorough professionalism, and critical inquiry. The University of North Dakota is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in the Degree section.

Master of Music (M.M.)

Mission Statements and Program Goals

Master of Music with a Major in Composition

The Master of Music in Composition provides a rigorous and specialized degree with the focus on developing a student’s mastery of musical materials and construction, in preparation for a career in composition or arranging or further advanced study.

Goal 1: Students will develop their compositional abilities and control of musical materials to a high level.

Goal 2: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

Master of Music with a Major in Conducting

The Master of Music in Conducting provides a rigorous and specialized degree with the focus on developing a student’s individual musicianship and conducting abilities, in preparation for a performance or teaching career.

Goal 1: Students will develop their conducting and individual performing abilities to a high level.

Goal 2: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

Master of Music with a Major in Music Education

The Master of Music in Music Education offers strong academic and professional training in both music and music education through a variety of approaches which aim to deepen the focus of a music educator’s chosen direction and their understanding and implementation of scholarship in their field, either as the capstone of education for public school teaching or in preparation for further graduate study in the field.

Goal 1: Students will develop their focal area (Research or Performance) to a high level.

Goal 2: Students will deepen their understanding of the various aspects of Music Education.

Goal 3: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

Master of Music with a Major in Pedagogy

The Master of Music in Pedagogy provides a specialized degree with the focus on developing a student’s applied teaching abilities and individual musicianship, in preparation for a career as an applied music teacher.

Goal 1: Students will develop their pedagogical and performing abilities to high levels.

Goal 2: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

Master of Music with a Major in Performance

The Master of Music in Performance provides a rigorous and specialized degree with the focus on developing a student’s individual musicianship and performing abilities, in preparation for a performance career or teaching at the university level.

Goal 1: Students will develop their individual musicianship and performing abilities to the highest possible level.

Goal 2: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Music Education

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education offers strong academic and professional training in education and music education through a variety of approaches with the aims of enabling students to produce independent scholarship and teach in higher education, or to provide leadership in music programs at any level.

Goal 1: Students will develop their understanding of Music Education to the highest possible level.

Goal 2: Students will consolidate their general knowledge of musical scholarship and research and approaches to this study.

 

Master of Music (M.M.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Minimal Admission Requirements for the Master of Music degree set forth by the Music Department include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in music with competence in the specialty in which graduate study is desired.
  2. At least a 2.75 overall GPA and at least a 3.00 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work.
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Additional Admission Requirements for Specific Degrees

(to be sent directly to the Music Department)

Master of Music in All Areas of Performance, Pedagogy or Conducting

  1. Audition on the major performing instrument or voice, either at UND or by recording of a recent live performance.
  2. List of repertoire studied on the major instrument or voice or conducted.

Master of Music in Vocal Performance or Pedagogy

  1. Evidence of two years’ satisfactory study of French, German, or Italian, and knowledge of the diction of all three.

Master of Music in Composition

  1. A representative sample of compositions.

All students admitted to graduate study in music, whether to Approved, Qualified, or Provisional status, will be examined upon their arrival on campus in order to provide appropriate advisement for the beginning of graduate study. These examinations will cover Music History, Music Theory, and, for Vocal Performance majors, French, German, and Italian diction.

Achievement of a minimum score on the entrance examinations or completion of MUSC 501 Graduate Music Theory Review and MUSC 505 Graduate Music History Review is required prior to registration in MUSC 502 Perspectives in Music Theory and MUSC 508 Perspectives of Music History.

Degree Requirements - M.M. and Ph.D.

All Graduate Music degree programs (M.M. & Ph.D.) require the following Core Courses:

MUSC 500Introduction to Graduate Study in Music3
MUSC 502Perspectives in Music Theory3
MUSC 508Perspectives of Music History3
Total Credits9

Degree Requirements - M.M.

Students seeking the Master’s degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Music Department.

Degree requirements for the Master of Music degree in Music Department include:

  1. 32-38 credit hours in one of the available six specializations:
    1. Music Education
    2. Performance
    3. Pedagogy
    4. Composition
    5. Choral Conducting
    6. Instrumental Conducting
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. The specialization in Conducting requires at least a one-year residence.

Music Education Specialization

Independent Study Option

Core Courses listed above9
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 509Trends in Music Education3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
MUSC 997Independent Study (Music Education topic)2
Electives in Music Education6
Electives (from outside Music Education, may be from outside the Department of Music)6-12
Total Credits32-38

Thesis Option

Core Courses listed above9
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 509Trends in Music Education3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
MUSC 998Thesis (Music Education Topic)4
Electives in Music Education6
Electives (from outside Music Education, may be from outside the Department of Music)4-10
Total Credits32-38

Performance Option

Core Courses listed above9
Music Education Courses
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 509Trends in Music Education3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
Electives in Music Education6
Applied Music & Recital (may include conducting)
MUSC 595Individual Lessons (Conducting students 1 credit, all others 4 credits)1-4
MUSC 599Graduate Recital2
Conducting Courses (required for conducting students only)
MUSC 521Instrumental Literature3
or MUSC 524 Choral Literature
MUSC 561Advanced Choral Conducting2
or MUSC 562 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
Electives (from outside Music Education, may be from outside the Department of Music)0-8
Total Credits32-43

Teacher Education Option

Prerequisite Degree: B.A., B.S., or B.M. in Music or Music Therapy

Core Courses listed above9
Music Education Courses
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 509Trends in Music Education3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
Conducting Courses
MUSC 521Instrumental Literature3
or MUSC 524 Choral Literature
MUSC 561Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUSC 562Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
Methods Courses
MUSC 440Methods and Materials for Elementary Music3
MUSC 441Methods and Materials for Middle and Secondary School Music3
Recital
MUSC 599Graduate Recital2
Undergraduate coursework to fulfill licensure requirements
MUSC 140Methods: Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion, Voice2-5
MUSC 150Class Lessons (voice and/or guitar)1
MUSC 180Introduction to Music Therapy3
MUSC 242Diction for Singers (choral specialization)1
MUSC 340Introduction to Music Technology2
MUSC 423Instrumental and Choral Arranging2
MUSC 427Analysis of Musical Form2
MUSC 444Applied Music Pedagogy (choral)2
MUSC 445Choral Methods For Directors3
or MUSC 446 Instrumental Classroom Methods and Materials
T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 252Child Development3
T&L 386Field Experience1
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
T&L 486Field Experience1-4
T&L 487Student Teaching4-16
T&L 488Senior Seminar1
Total Credits67-85

All students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency equivalent to level 4; keyboard principals must demonstrate an equivalent level of vocal proficiency.

Some 300 and 400 level courses may be permitted to fulfill graduate elective requirements, subject to School of Graduate Studies academic policies.

Performance Specialization

Core Courses listed above9
Performance Courses
MUSC 596Individual Lessons8
MUSC 599Graduate Recital2
MUSC 997Independent Study2
Other Studies
Electives3-9
Voice Major
MUSC 525Vocal Literature3
MUSC 551Vocal Pedagogy I3
MUSC 581Graduate Opera Workshop2
Piano Major
MUSC 523Keyboard Literature2
MUSC 552Keyboard Pedagogy I2
MUSC 578Collaborative Piano2
MUSC 579Chamber Ensembles (on Primary Instrument)2
Instrumental Major
MUSC 522Solo Instrumental Literature: Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet or Percussion2
MUSC 555Instrumental Pedagogy: Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet or Percussion2
MUSC 570Instrumental Ensemble Performance (Instrumental Major)2
MUSC 579Chamber Ensembles (Instrumental Major)2

Pedagogy Specialization

(Piano & Voice only)

Core Courses listed above9
Pedagogy Courses
MUSC 552
  & MUSC 554
  & MUSC 591
Keyboard Pedagogy I
   and Keyboard Pedagogy II
   and Keyboard Internship
7
or MUSC 551
  & MUSC 553
  & MUSC 590
Vocal Pedagogy I
   and Vocal Pedagogy II
   and Vocal Internship
Other Studies
MUSC 523Keyboard Literature3
or MUSC 525 Vocal Literature
MUSC 596Individual Lessons4
MUSC 597Special Projects (Pedagogy topic)2
MUSC 997Independent Study2
Electives5-11
Total Credits32-38

Music Composition Specialization

Core Courses listed above9
MUSC 506Advanced Composition8
MUSC 537Advanced Studies in Musical Form2
MUSC 538Advanced Orchestration2
MUSC 539Advanced Counterpoint2
MUSC 593Final Project in Composition4
Electives5-11
Total Credits32-38

For those in the composition concentration, the final project in composition replaces an independent study.

Choral Conducting Specialization

Core Courses listed above9
Conducting Courses
MUSC 561Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUSC 562Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 595Individual Lessons (Conducting)2
MUSC 599Graduate Recital (Conducting)2
Other Studies
MUSC 524Choral Literature3
MUSC 551Vocal Pedagogy I3
MUSC 580Choral Ensemble Performance2
MUSC 594Individual Lessons (Voice)2
MUSC 997Independent Study2
Electives3-9
Total Credits32-38

Instrumental Conducting Specialization

Core Courses listed above9
Conducting Courses
MUSC 561Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUSC 562Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 595Individual Lessons (Conducting)2
MUSC 599Graduate Recital (Conducting)2
Other Studies
MUSC 521Instrumental Literature3
MUSC 570Instrumental Ensemble Performance2
MUSC 594Individual Lessons (Instrumental)2
MUSC 997Independent Study2
Electives6-12
Total Credits32-38

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Music Education

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education are the same as those found under the Teaching and Learning Doctoral Program in Education and are listed below.

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Graduate grade point average(s) above 3.5.
  2. Excellent writing skills.
  3. Three references that speak to academic ability, professional accomplishments related to your field of study, and positive character traits.
  4. A statement of clear professional goals that can be met by our program as specified in the graduate catalog.
  5. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Recommended: The Graduate Record General Examination (verbal, quantitative, analytical), the Advanced Graduate Record Examination, and/or the Miller Analogies Test.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Music Department.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree set forth by the Music Depart include:

The Ph.D. program of study in Teaching and Learning shall include the following:

  1. Completion of 90-96 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate degree.
  2. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA for all classes completed as a graduate student.
  3. With approval of a student’s Faculty Advisory Committee, up to one-half of the work beyond a master’s degree (maximum of 30 semester credit hours) may be transferred from another institution that offers post-master’s degrees in the discipline.
  4. At least one-half of the work must be in the major field, including:
    1. at least 10 credits of dissertation, which incorporates independent work that is an original contribution to knowledge in the field.
    2. A minimum of 6 credits in the Foundations of Education.
    3. A minimum of 12 credits of scholarly tools
  5. At least 12 hours of a minor or cognate in a supporting area.
  6. Meet one of the three residency options described below:

Residency Requirements

The purpose of residency is to provide an opportunity for sustained and concentrated intellectual effort, to provide for immersion in a research environment, and to permit extensive interaction with fellow students and faculty of the major department.

The residency for the Ph.D. in Music Education is designed to provide the student with the experiences outlined by the School of Graduate Studies. Students are expected to engage in serious scholarship and reflect on their learning and experiences, as well as to integrate their doctoral study such that the program of study they pursue will become a unified experience. A doctoral student in Music Education can meet the residency requirement in any one of the following ways:

  1. Students will complete a residency while enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours of credit during each of two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall). Students in this option are encouraged, but are not required, to enroll in a Doctoral Seminar during their residency or at another time in the program. If a student is a GTA, GSA or GRA, the number of credits that the student may take for this option is less and is specified in the catalog.
  2. Students will complete a residency while enrolled in a minimum of eight semester hours of credit during each of three consecutive summer sessions and in a minimum of two Doctoral Seminars following their first and second or third summers in residence.
  3. Students will complete a residency over a period of three consecutive years of continuous enrollment in a minimum of 36 hours of credit (12 credits per year for three years), to include a minimum of two Doctoral Seminars during the period of residency.
Core Courses listed above9
Music Education Component
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 507Foundations of Music Education3
MUSC 999Dissertation10-15
Music Electives (other studies in Music)7-23
Teaching & Learning Core (minimum of 12 credits)
T&L 539College Teaching3
T&L 545Adult Learners3
Teaching & Learning Core Electives (selected from T&L list in consultation with adviser)6
Foundations of Education
EFR 500Foundations of Educational Thought3
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning (listed above)3
MUSC 507Foundations of Music Education (listed above)3
Scholarly Tools in Education
(may serve as Research cognate, 3 options, see below)12
Supporting Area and Electives
(may include Minor, 24 credits or Cognate, 12 credits)21-26
Scholarly Tools Options (courses below or equivalents)
Option 1: Qualitative Emphasis Option
EFR 510Qualitative Research Methods3
EFR 520Advanced Qualitative Research Methods3
EFR 516Statistics II3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
Or equivalents
Option 2: Quantitative Emphasis Option
EFR 510Qualitative Research Methods3
EFR 516Statistics II3
EFR 518Multivariate Analysis3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
Or equivalents
Option 3: Tests and Measurements Option
EFR 511Program Evaluation3
EFR 512Educational Tests and Measurements3
EFR 516Statistics II3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3

Courses

MUSC 500. Introduction to Graduate Study in Music. 3 Credits.

A course covering bibliography and methodology in the principal areas of research in music.

MUSC 501. Graduate Music Theory Review. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive review of the harmonic, contrapuntal and formal elements of music, designed to prepare students for graduate-level music courses. Does not count toward fulfillment of the minimum 32 hours of the graduate music degree requirements; may be waived by examination.

MUSC 502. Perspectives in Music Theory. 3 Credits.

The study of formal systems in music through selected musical works. Prerequisites: MUSC 501 or passing grade on placement examination.

MUSC 503. Psychological Foundations of Music Learning. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the psychological processes of music learning.

MUSC 504. Seminar in Music. 1-4 Credits.

Seminars concerning various topics of interest to the faculty and students.

MUSC 505. Graduate Music History Review. 3 Credits.

An accelerated comprehensive review of western music history designed to prepare students for other graduate-level music courses, emphasizing group learning through individual preparation. Credit does not count toward fulfillment of 32-hour minimum. Music graduate degree requirements. May be waived by examination.

MUSC 506. Advanced Composition. 1-4 Credits.

The composition and performance of original works in selected instrumental and vocal media. May be repeated without limitation.

MUSC 507. Foundations of Music Education. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive investigation of the historical, philosophical, and aesthetic foundations of music including current trends in music education.

MUSC 508. Perspectives of Music History. 3 Credits.

A course on various topics on the history and literature of music and related musicological fields. This course may require preparation and delivery of a substantial research paper on an appropriate topic. Repeatable when topics vary. Prerequisites: MUSC 500 and MUSC 505, or passing grade on placement examination, or instructor's permission.

MUSC 509. Trends in Music Education. 3 Credits.

An overview of historical and contemporary trends in music education.

MUSC 521. Instrumental Literature. 3 Credits.

The study of instrumental music literature through scores and recordings.

MUSC 522. Solo Instrumental Literature: Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet or Percussion. 2 Credits.

Study of solo and chamber music literature for the specified instrument through scores and recordings.

MUSC 523. Keyboard Literature. 2-3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce pianists to the keyboard literature from pre-Baroque to present day. On demand.

MUSC 524. Choral Literature. 3 Credits.

The study of choral literature through scores and recordings.

MUSC 525. Vocal Literature. 3 Credits.

The study of solo vocal literature through scores and recordings.

MUSC 537. Advanced Studies in Musical Form. 2 Credits.

Advanced study and analysis of the principal forms of musical composition. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

MUSC 538. Advanced Orchestration. 2 Credits.

Advanced study of orchestration and arranging techniques for various ensembles and combinations of instruments. Includes the study of exotic instruments. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

MUSC 539. Advanced Counterpoint. 2 Credits.

Advanced study of Counterpoint. Topics may include 16th-century styles, 18th-century styles, and/or 20th-century styles. The course includes both analysis of existing works, and composition of original works. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

MUSC 551. Vocal Pedagogy I. 3 Credits.

Teaching procedures, methods, and literature for teaching voice students from beginning through early intermediate levels, addressing questions of style, performance practices, editions, and techniques. Includes observation and teaching in both group and individual settings.

MUSC 552. Keyboard Pedagogy I. 2-3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce pianists to the art of teaching through discussions, lectures, and assignments which explore teaching techniques, materials, and methods appropriate for the beginning and elementary piano student. On demand.

MUSC 553. Vocal Pedagogy II. 3 Credits.

Teaching procedures, methods, and literature for teaching voice students from the late intermediate through advanced levels, addressing questions of style, performance practices, editions, and techniques. Includes observation and teaching in both group and individual settings. Prerequisite: MUSC 551.

MUSC 554. Keyboard Pedagogy II. 3 Credits.

Teaching procedures, methods, and literature for teaching keyboard students from the late intermediate through advanced levels, addressing questions of style, performance practices, editions, and techniques. Includes observation and teaching in both group and individual settings. Prerequisite: MUSC 552.

MUSC 555. Instrumental Pedagogy: Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet or Percussion. 2 Credits.

Teaching procedures, methods and literature for teaching students of the specified instrument, addressing questions of style, performance practices, techniques, and editions.

MUSC 561. Advanced Choral Conducting. 2 Credits.

Choral schools and composers since the sixteenth century, study of interpretations based on scores, recordings, and class performance.

MUSC 562. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. 2 Credits.

Advanced techniques of instrumental conducting and score reading.

MUSC 570. Instrumental Ensemble Performance. 1 Credit.

Repeatable to 2 credits for Music Education students. For others, repeatable without limitation.

MUSC 578. Collaborative Piano. 1 Credit.

The student will gain experience in learning advanced accompanying techniques and literature. Repeatable without limitation. F,S.

MUSC 579. Chamber Ensembles. 1 Credit.

Small music ensembles. Instrumentation is flexible. Repeatable without limitation. F,S.

MUSC 580. Choral Ensemble Performance. 1 Credit.

Repeatable to 2 credits for Music Education students. For others, repeatable without limitation.

MUSC 581. Graduate Opera Workshop. 1 Credit.

Graduate level staged performance of operatic literature: chamber operas, scenes from larger works, and major productions. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Enrollment in graduate level voice lessons. S.

MUSC 590. Vocal Internship. 1 Credit.

Teaching of group and individual voice under the supervision and critique of voice faculty. Repeatable up to two (2) credits. Prerequisite: MUSC 551.

MUSC 591. Keyboard Internship. 1 Credit.

Teaching of group and individual keyboard under the supervision and critique of keyboard faculty. Repeatable up to two (2) credits. Prerequisite: MUSC 552.

MUSC 593. Final Project in Composition. 4 Credits.

The composition and performance of an original musical work of proportions suitable for a final composition project at the master's level.

MUSC 594. Individual Lessons. 1 Credit.

Individual lessons in secondary instruments, conducting or voice. In registering for private lessons in voice, piano, organ, conducting or any orchestral instrument, "Voice" or the name of the instrument serves as the title of the course. For the final examination (excluding conducting), the student will perform before a faculty committee. May be repeated for credit without limitation.

MUSC 595. Individual Lessons. 1-2 Credits.

Individual lessons in the major instrument, conducting or voice for the non-performance major. In registering for private lessons in voice, piano, organ, conducting or any orchestral instrument, "Voice" or the name of the instrument serves as the title of the course. For the final examination (excluding conducting), the student will perform before a faculty committee. May be repeated for credit without limitation.

MUSC 596. Individual Lessons. 1-4 Credits.

Individual lessons in voice, piano or organ for the performance major. In registering for private lessons, "Voice" or the name of the instrument serves as the title of the course. For the final examination, the student will perform before a faculty committee. May be repeated for credit without limitation.

MUSC 597. Special Projects. 1-3 Credits.

Individual study in an approved area of interest to the student.

MUSC 598. Research in Music Education. 3 Credits.

An introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodology relative to music education.

MUSC 599. Graduate Recital. 2 Credits.

The presentation of a graduate recital. Recitals may not be given until a recital audition has been reviewed and approved by the applied instructor and the student's master's committee. Music Education students must also complete an associated document. Repeatable to 4 credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUSC 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

MUSC 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

Independent study and preparation of a written document. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

MUSC 998. Thesis. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

MUSC 999. Dissertation. 1-15 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

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