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Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music


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Master of Arts in Music (M.A.), Choral Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Instrumental Conducting, or Music Education

Dr. Shellie Gregorich, Chairperson
Butler Center 205, (570) 662-4714, e-mail
sgregori@mansfield.edu

The Master of Arts program in Music is designed to meet the needs of the music professional who wishes to expand and strengthen their understanding and skills in the discipline of music through study in one of four offered tracks:  choral conducting, collaborative piano, instrumental conducting, or general music with an emphasis in music education. Prior music teaching experiences is advisable, but not required. A maximum of 6 semester hours may be transferred from an NASM accredited master’s degree program. The department will determine what courses may transfer to each of the tracks in the Master of Arts degree.

Choral Conducting


The Choral Conducting program is designed to provide vocal music educators an opportunity to explore the craft of conducting with advanced study in literature, applied conducting, rehearsal techniques and hands on experience with performing ensembles. Residency is required for this degree and performance in ensembles is highly encouraged.

  • MAP - 55XX   Secondary Applied Credits: 2
  • Electives Credits: 9
    A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 3-6 semester hours Thesis, a maximum of 3 semester hours non-music.

Oral Examination


During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed. The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration. The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to finals of the last courses taken. A meeting to schedule the exams should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study. Consult the music department for preparation of this examination. Residency is required for this degree.

Collaborative Piano


The Collaborative Piano program is designed to provide pianists an opportunity to explore the craft of accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists with advanced study in repertoire, score-study, rehearsal skills and interpretive skills.  Residency is required for this degree.

  • MAP 5XXX   Secondary Applied Credits: 2
  • MEN 5XXX   Ensemble Electives (minimum 2 semesters)
  • Electives Credits: 5
    A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 2 semester hours recital, a maximum of 3 semester hours non-music.

Oral Examination


During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed. The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration. The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to finals of the last courses taken. A meeting to schedule the exams should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study. Consult the music department for preparation of this examination. Residency is required for this degree.

Instrumental Conducting


The Instrumental Conducting program is designed to provide instrumental music educators an opportunity to explore the craft of conducting with advanced study in literature, applied conducting, rehearsal techniques and hands on experience with performing ensembles. Residency is required for this degree with minimum residency required in two summer institutes / or one full-time academic year (Fall / Spring).  Performance in ensembles is highly encouraged.  An oral examination must be passed to complete the degree.

Electives - Take 9 credits from the following:


*A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 2 semester hours of MAP 55XX secondary applied lessons

Oral Examination


Upon completion of the coursework or concurrent with the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed. The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration. The oral exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last courses taken. A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study. Consult the music department for preparation of this examination. Residency is required for this degree through two consecutive summer institutes or one regular academic term.

Music Education


The Music Education program in the Master of Arts degree is designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing music educators who wish to strengthen their knowledge, understanding and skills in music education.  In-depth study in music education, music theory, and performance are included in the degree requirements.  Through elective offerings, students may select other areas in which to study such as research in music education, conducting, music technology, or pedagogy and literature.  Students may pursue this degree after receiving certification to teach music in the public schools.  All required coursework can be completed through online course offerings during the regular academic year or online and on campus courses during the required two week Summer Institute.  Students may also complete the degree in residence or through a combination of online, summer and residence coursework.  A comprehensive oral examination must be successfully completed for degree completion. 

Electives - Take 11 credits from the following:


*A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, 6 semester hours Thesis, 6 semester hours non-music

Oral Examination


During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed. The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last course taken.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination.

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