Master of Music (M.M.) Major in Music Education

Major Program

Before prospective graduate students are approved for one of the music education specializations, they are expected to have certification to teach public school music and to have an interview with the appropriate music education faculty. Those students who do not possess a teacher’s certificate must satisfy a deficiency plan in music education if they are to pursue the M.M. degree with one of the specializations under music education.

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the 2017-2018 academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the 2017-2018 academic year can be found on the program’s web page. International students should review the International Admission Documents section of the catalog for additional requirements.

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • baccalaureate degree in music from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • certification to teach public school music
  • GRE scores not required
  • audition or portfolio and interview 
  • resume/CV 
  • statement of purpose 
  • three letters of recommendation

TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

If you do not meet the scores above, you may qualify for English-based conditional admission if you meet the minimum scores below:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 59 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 5.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 5.5

Degree Requirements

The M.M. in music education is a 36-hour program with core, major field, and elective hours. In addition, opportunities are provided for independent study with professors in their areas of specialization.

Course Requirements

Music Education Core

MU 5334Introduction to Graduate Study in Music3
MU 5350Musical Styles3
Music Literature Core Studies
Choose 6 hours in consultation with graduate advisor6
Music Literature of the Baroque
Survey of the 20th- and 21st-Century Music
Music Literature of the Middle Ages to Renaissance
Music Literature - Viennese Classical
Music Literature - Nineteenth-Century Romantic
Music in the United States
Opera History
Methods and Methodologies of Music Analysis
Song Literature
Post-Tonal Music Analysis
Advanced Musicianship
Foundations of Ethnomusicology
Total Hours12

Areas of Specialization

In addition to the required core, the following specializations are offered:

Specialization Thesis
Choral Music None
Instrumental Music None
General Music None
Kodaly Pedagogy None
Latin Music None

All of the specializations require final research projects. The Kodály pedagogy program, approved by the Organization of American Kodály Education (OAKE), leads to certification.

Choral Music Concentration

Major Field Applied Studies12
Research in Music Education I
Foundations of Music Education
Psychology of Music
Advanced Conducting
Electives
Choose 12 hours in consultation with graduate advisor12
Total Hours24

General Music Concentration

Major Field Applied Studies12
Research in Music Education I
Foundations of Music Education
Psychology of Music
Advanced Conducting
Electives
Choose 12 hours in consultation with graduate advisor12
Total Hours24

Instrumental Music Concentration

Major Field Applied Studies12
Research in Music Education I
Foundations of Music Education
Psychology of Music
Advanced Conducting
Electives
Choose 12 hours in consultation with graduate advisor12
Total Hours24

Kodály Pedagogy Concentration

Major Field Applied Studies
Kodaly Level I Emphasis (Choose 6 hours)6
Kodály Level I – Conducting
Kodály Level I – Materials
Kodály Level I – Musicianship and Sol-fa
Kodály Level I – Pedagogy
Kodaly Level II Emphasis (Choose 6 hours)6
Kodály Level II – Conducting
Kodály Level II – Materials
Kodály Level II – Musicianship and Sol-fa
Kodály Level II – Pedagogy
Kodaly Level III Emphasis (Choose 6 hours)6
Kodály Level III – Conducting
Kodály Level III – Research and Retrieval
Kodály Level III – Musicianship and Sol-fa
Kodály Level III – Pedagogy
Electives (Choose 6 hours)6
Pedagogy of Music Theory
Computing in Music
Opera History
Methods and Methodologies of Music Analysis
Song Literature
Post-Tonal Music Analysis
Advanced Musicianship
Foundations of Ethnomusicology
Total Hours24

Latin Music Concentration

Major Field Applied Studies9
Research in Music Education I
Foundations of Music Education
Psychology of Music
Major Field Applied Studies II3
Advanced Conducting
Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
Electives
Choose 12 hours in consultation with graduate advisor12
Total Hours24

Comprehensive Examination

All candidates within the graduate music program must pass a comprehensive oral (viva voce) examination. The students will be given a maximum of two attempts in order to pass this examination before being eligible for graduation. Candidates who fail to pass the comprehensive oral examination upon the first try may appeal for re-examination. The re-examination will be administered during the term following the first attempt. Exceptions to this policy are rare and must be approved by the director of graduate studies in music and by the director of the school of music. Failure to pass the required comprehensive oral examination upon the second attempt shall prevent the student from being eligible for graduation.

Master's level courses in Music: MU, MUSE, MUSP

Courses Offered

Music (MU)

MU 5113. Independent Study in Music.

Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate advisor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5130A. Writing About Music.

Focusing on basic writing skills, research, and the use and documentation of sources. Course centers on the process of writing about music. Besides written exercises, the assignments include the study of such professional writing samples as concert reviews, program abstracts, and research essays. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5130B. Diction for Singers.

An in-depth study of the pronunciation of singing in Italian, German, English, and French incorporating the International Phonetic Alphabet through the use of lecture and laboratory sessions for practical application. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5141. Kodály Level I – Conducting.

Advanced conducting techniques emphasizing patterns and communication of the character of music. Emphasis on conducting folk songs and classical canons.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5143. Kodály Level I – Materials.

Examination of song literature appropriate for children with emphasis on folk literature.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5145. Kodály Level II – Conducting.

Advanced conducting techniques emphasizing patterns and communication of the character of music. Emphasis on independence of the left and right hands to communicate tempo, dynamics, cues, and character.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5147. Kodály Level II – Materials.

Examination of song literature appropriate for children with emphasis on folk literature. Students will also explore suitable instrumental literature through performance on the recorder.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5149. Kodály Level III – Conducting.

Advanced conducting laboratory with application to 2-, 3-, and 4-part choral works.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5151. Kodály Level III – Research and Retrieval.

Research of international folk music as applied to philosophy as applied to Kodály music education program.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5156. Mariachi Arranging Techniques.

This course is a study of Mariachi repertoire and arranging techniques for a Mariachi ensemble. Topics will cover instrument ranges, orchestration techniques, and styles. This course is repeatable for credit three times.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5157. Mariachi Ensemble Teaching Lab.

This course provides students with the knowledge to become effective directors of Mariachi ensembles within the public school/university systems. Mariachi curriculum/repertoire/rehearsal techniques appropriate to middle school/high school/post-high school ensembles are discussed and applied within the setting of a performing ensemble. This course is repeatable for credit three times.
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MU 5182. Practicum in Music Instruction.

Instruction techniques for teaching and instructional assistants concerning selected problems in the teaching of music in the classroom, private instruction, and ensemble environments. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Repeatable with different emphasis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5192. Graduate Recital.

A full-length, public recital in the appropriate applied music area. Should be taken simultaneously with a final semester of applied music instruction by those students in performance degree plans.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MU 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Cannot be taken unless a Thesis Proposal has been submitted. Students working toward the M.M. with thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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MU 5213. Independent Study in Music.

Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate advisor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5230A. Music Theory.

A study of the materials of counterpoint and harmony as evaluated through listening and analysis of literature, and application through composition. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5230B. Aural Learning.

Development and application of theory concepts through singing, playing, and dictation. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5240. Kodály Level I – Musicianship and Sol-fa.

Development of sight singing and aural skills associated with advanced musicianship.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5242. Kodály Level I – Pedagogy.

The teaching of music utilizing an American adaptation of the Kodály approach to music education as applied to kindergarteners and first graders.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5244. Kodály Level II – Musicianship and Sol-fa.

Development of sight singing and aural skills associated with advanced musicianship. Emphasis on analysis of melodic content: intervals, range, and scales.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5246. Kodály Level II – Pedagogy.

The teaching of music utilizing an American adaptation of the Kodály approach to music education as applied to second and third grade children.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5248. Kodály Level III – Musicianship and Sol-fa.

Development of sight singing and aural skills associated with advanced musicianship. Emphasis on advanced studies in rhythm, counterpoint, and harmony.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5250. Kodály Level III – Pedagogy.

The teaching of music utilizing an American adaptation of the Kodály approach to music education as applied to upper elementary, junior high, and high school.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5254. Piano Pedagogy I.

History, methods, and materials of piano pedagogy. Includes the application of technical and musical fundamentals to beginning levels of teaching. Prerequisites: Piano pedagogy or piano performance majors or instructor’s permission.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5255. Piano Pedagogy II.

Advanced methods and materials of piano pedagogy. Includes the application of technical and musical fundamentals to intermediate and advanced levels of teaching. Prerequisites: Piano Pedagogy I or instructor’s permission.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Cannot be taken unless a Thesis Proposal has been submitted. Students working toward the M.M. with thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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MU 5310. Music Literature of the Baroque.

Style characteristics and literature of the music of 1600-1750 with special emphasis on Bach and Handel.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5313. Independent Study in Music.

Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5314. Survey of the 20th- and 21st-Century Music.

Emphasis on music of the modern period and its development from music of earlier periods. Numerous examples of vocal and instrumental works in both large and small forms are used to illustrate 20th- and 21st-century styles and trends.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5315. Music Literature of the Middle Ages to Renaissance.

Historical, stylistic, and analytical study of western art music from about 450 to 1600.
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MU 5316. Opera History.

This course will analyze and evaluate operas selected from the genre's history from the late sixteenth century to the present. Topics include opera historiography; operatic conventions; opera composers, librettists and plots; musical dramaturgy; and cultural context.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5317. Independent Study in Music.

Study of special interest that offers professional improvement and growth in the field of music. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.
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MU 5318. Song Literature.

This course is an historical survey of the art song, emphasizing Western European and American repertories. Students will articulate stylistic differences within the art song repertory, use analytical methods appropriate for a variety of text settings, and develop greater proficiency at writing about music.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5320. Music Literature - Viennese Classical.

Style analysis of music literature from 1750 to 1830 with emphasis on Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5322. Advanced Instrumental Techniques.

Evaluation of teaching methods, materials, and literature of wind/percussion or string instruments. Students must have taken instrumental conducting in their undergraduate degree program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5323. Vocal Music Education Methods.

Study of the anatomy of the human voice and evaluation of the scientific data and historical beliefs concerning voice pedagogy with emphasis in teaching voice in the class, private studio, as well as within a variety of choral settings.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5325. Research in Music Education I.

Examination of methodologies, techniques, and procedures for interpreting and conducting research in music education. Relevant studies in music education will be critiqued, with an emphasis on preparation of a research proposal.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5326. Research in Music Education II.

A continuation and culmination of a research project in the field of music education as developed and proposed in MU 5325. Prerequisite: MU 5325 with a grade of "B" or higher.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5328. Foundations of Music Education.

The cognitive psychology, historical perspective, and philosophical issues that provide the basis for contemporary music education.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5329. Psychology of Music.

This course investigates the psychological foundations of music and examines interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music and the human experience. Topics will include music perception, physiological responses to music, music and the brain, musical attributes, music learning, music therapy, and the measurement of musical behavior.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5330A. History and Analysis of Music.

A comprehensive musicianship approach to the study of music from the earliest times to the present using techniques of stylistic and structural analysis. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5330B. Advanced Theory.

Principles of form and analysis, counterpoint, orchestration, and contemporary analytic techniques developed through in-depth study of musical repertoire. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate music advisor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5331. Vocal Pedagogy I: Voice Science.

This course explores the anatomy/physiology of the human voice, the acoustic properties that govern resonance, vocal health, and philosophy of singing and teaching. Co-requisites: MUSP 5120, MUSP 5220, or MUSP 5320, or permission of the instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5332. Vocal Pedagogy II: Methods.

This is a comparative study of various pedagogical methods and ideas, including historical and contemporary treatises. Students will explore exercises and vocalizes for general voice development, address and correct specific vocal problems, and engage in peer teaching. Prerequisite: MU 5331 with a grade of "B" or better. Co-requisites: MUSP 5120, MUSP 5220, or MUSP 5320, or permission of the instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5334. Introduction to Graduate Study in Music.

Techniques and materials of research, emphasizing bibliography, library usage, collection, and interpretation of data.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5337. Techniques of Contemporary Music.

This course surveys a cross-section of important technical innovations and developments in twentieth-century music, with special focus on music since 1945. Students will read documents outlining aesthetics, analyze music written in a variety of styles, write analytical papers, and using a variety of techniques, compose exercises. Enrollment requires a passing grade on the Graduate Music Theory Placement Exam or Instructor approval. Prerequisite: MU 5357 with a grade of "B" or higher.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5340. Music Literature - Nineteenth-Century Romantic.

Music literature of the period from 1830 to 1910 with analysis of styles.
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MU 5341. History of Jazz.

This course is a chronological survey and historical analysis of the major soloists, ensembles, composers, recordings, and stylistic trends of all major jazz styles.
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MU 5342. Jazz Pedagogy.

Jazz pedagogy is an in-depth study of the history, methodologies, resources, and techniques of jazz pedagogy and the development of jazz ensemble rehearsal skills.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5343. Jazz Improvisation.

This course is a detailed study of the evolution of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structures used by jazz improvisers and composers from the 1930s to present day.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5344. Jazz Arranging.

This course provides a comprehensive study of jazz composition, arranging, and improvisation theory, emphasizing writing for jazz ensembles using harmony, scales, and improvisation in a variety of styles, and providing necessary skills to be a successful jazz or commercial composer/arranger.
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MU 5345. Piano Literature I.

This course is designed to expand first-hand familiarity with the literature for the keyboard from the Baroque to Early Romantic era (Bach to Schumann). It will be divided into five chronological segments, discussing the major composers and their contemporaries. Ten composition genres will be discussed during the course.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5346. Piano Literature II.

This course is designed to expand first-hand familiarity with the literature for the piano, which will be divided into six chronological segments. These segments will discuss the most significant composers and their contemporaries in the 19th and 20th centuries and their major piano compositions.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5350. Musical Styles.

Developing a broader musical understanding through critical listening, technical analyses, and written assignments in various musical styles, including the late classical, romantic, and present eras. Prerequisite: B or higher in MU 5357 or a passing grade on the Graduate Music Theory Placement Exam.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5351. Schenkerian Analysis.

An introduction to the techniques and methods of music analysis as developed by Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935). This course will cover reductive analysis, structural levels in tonal music, and graphing techniques. Prerequisite: MU 5357 with a grade of “B” or higher, or passing grade on music theory entrance exam.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5352. Foundations of Musicology.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, methodologies, and scholarly trends central to the discipline of musicology. Prerequisite: MU 5334 with a grade of "B" or better.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5353. Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques.

Course is designed for performance ensemble conductors. Includes supervision, administration, and rehearsal techniques.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5355. Pedagogy of Music Theory.

Developing teaching methods and broader understanding through critical study of materials, organization, techniques, and problems of music theory and comprehensive musicianship courses.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5357. Graduate Music Theory.

Graduate-level studies in music theory and aural skills. The course covers melody, harmony, counterpoint, form, as well as sight-singing, performing, and dictation. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Consent of the graduate studies coordinator is required.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5358. Advanced Musicianship.

This course is designed to develop graduate-level skills in music sight reading, dictation, fundamental keyboard skills, and keyboard harmonization.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5359. Post-Tonal Music Analysis.

This course is the study and application of methodologies and terminology that are used to analyze post-tonal concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisite: MU 5357 with a grade of "B" or better, or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5360. Music in the United States.

A survey of the music and musical development in this country from pre-Columbian times to the present. Folk music, popular music, and jazz will be considered as well as traditional and experimental styles.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5361. Methods and Methodologies of Music Analysis.

This course will cover the examination of selected analytical techniques, methods and methodologies, critical approaches, or musical repertories, including semiotic analysis, computer-assisted music analysis, analysis of thematic processes, functional analysis, phrase structure analysis, as well as category and feature analysis. Prerequisite: MU 5357 with a grade of "B" or better, or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5362. Instrumental Pedagogy I.

This course explores instrument-specific pedagogy from the beginner through the advanced levels. Students will peruse instrument-specific pedagogical works, solo literature, and articles, and will complete a teaching assignment requiring them to implement pedagogical techniques, diagnose common performance problems, and suggest solutions. Co-requisites: MUSP 5130 or MUSP 5140 or MUSP 5150 or MUSP 5160 or MUSP 5170 or MUSP 5230 or MUSP 5240 or MUSP 5250 or MUSP 5260 pr MUSP 5270 or MUSP 5330 or MUSP 5340 or MUSP 5350 or MUSP 5360 or MUSP 5370, or permission of the instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5363. Instrumental Pedagogy II: Teaching Internship.

This class provides students with supervised teaching experience. In this capstone course, students will apply pedagogical principles for instruction on their primary instrument in the private lesson setting. Their teaching will be monitored and evaluated by an applied professor throughout the semester. Prerequisite: MU 5362 with a grade of "B" or better. Co-requisites: MUSP 5130 or MUSP 5140 or MUSP 5150 or MUSP 5160 or MUSP 5170 or MUSP 5230 or MUSP 5240 or MUSP 5250 or MUSP 5260 pr MUSP 5270 or MUSP 5330 or MUSP 5340 or MUSP 5350 or MUSP 5360 or MUSP 5370, or permission of the instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5364. Intelligent Music Teaching.

This course focuses on fundamental philosophical principles of effective instrumental music instruction and includes application of those principles in teaching. Students will develop a realistic perspective of their strengths and weaknesses as a developing professional and will develop business skills necessary to create a successful private lesson studio.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MU 5365. Computing in Music.

Development of concepts and skills related to current computer technology in music. Exploration and use of computer software, MIDI, and other productivity tools for application to music education, music administration, music research, and music composition.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5366. Salsa Arranging.

Analysis and arranging music for a Salsa ensemble. Topics will cover instrument ranges, orchestration techniques, and styles.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5367. History of Music in the Caribbean.

This course is a study of the musical panorama of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean; Pre-Columbian, colonial, folk, urban, academic, and transnational genres are discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context, includes coverage of the scope and methods of research in the area of Caribbean music studies.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5368. History of Music in Mexico.

This course is a study of the musical panorama of Mexico; Pre-Columbian, colonial, folk, urban, academic, and transnational genres are discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context, including coverage of the scope and methods of research in the area of Mexican music studies.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5369. History of Music in Latin America.

This course is a study of the musical panorama of Latin America; Pre-Columbian, colonial, folk, urban, academic, and transnational genres are introduced and discussed in historical, socio-political, and stylistic context. It also includes an introduction to the scope and methods of research in Latin American music studies.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5371. Choral Literature I: Madrigal/Partsong.

This course is a comprehensive study of madrigals and partsongs from the canon of Western choral music.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5372. Choral Literature II: Oratorio and Other Secular Major Works.

This course is a comprehensive study of oratorios and other secular major works from the Western canon of choral repertoire.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5373. Choral Literature III: Liturgical Year - Motet, Anthem, Cantata.

This course is a comprehensive study of motets, anthems, cantatas, and other genres associated with the liturgical calendar and the Revised Common Lectionary from the canon of Western choral music.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5374. Choral Literature IV: Missa Brevis, Missa Solemnis, & Requiem.

This course is a comprehensive study of the Roman Catholic Mass and Requiem Liturgies as they have been set to music by composers associated with the Western canon of choral music.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5375J. Foundations of Ethnomusicology.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, methodologies, and scholarly trends central to the discipline of ethnomusicology. Prerequisite: MU 5334.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in Music 5399B. Students working toward the M.M. degree with a thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Cannot be taken unless a Thesis Proposal has been submitted. Students working toward the M.M. with thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Cannot be taken unless a Thesis Proposal has been submitted. Students working toward the M.M. with thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MU 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Cannot be taken unless a Thesis Proposal has been submitted. Students working toward the M.M. with thesis are expected to enroll in thesis each semester in which faculty supervision is received.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Music Ensemble (MUSE)

MUSE 5101. Bobcat Basketball Band.

The Bobcat Basketball Band performs for all home men’s and women’s basketball games that do not fall over a university break. The group travels for all postseason tournaments. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5102. Salsa Del Rio.

Performing ensemble specializing in Latin and South American music. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5103. Texas State Mariachi.

Performing ensemble specializing in Mexican folk music. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5104. Panorama Steel Drum Band.

A performing ensemble specializing in Caribbean steel drum band music. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5105. VocaLibre.

A select vocal ensemble specializing in chamber music, including madrigal or jazz literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in major choral ensemble.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5106. Opera Theater.

Opera Theatre explores advanced opera performance techniques designed for the graduate vocal performer. Students will analyze and strengthen acting and interpretive techniques through work in full productions of operas, operettas, and classical musical theater repertoire of all style periods, building skills necessary for a professional operatic career. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5108. Orquesta del Rio.

Performing ensemble specializing in Latin and South American music. May be repeatable for credit. (MULT).
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5120. Bobcat Marching Band.

This ensemble performs at all home and select away football games, utilizing traditional and corps-style marching. The ensemble is focused on delivering entertaining and high-powered halftime shows while supporting Bobcat Football. The band also performs in exhibitions for high school band events. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5123. Concert Band.

This ensemble provides playing experiences for non-music majors and music majors who want to improve their skills and serve as a lab ensemble for conducting students. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5124. Women's Choir.

Performing ensemble specializing in choral literature for women’s voices. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5125. Men's Choir.

Performing ensemble specializing in choral literature for men’s voices. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5126. Chamber Music.

Small group performing ensembles focusing on chamber literature of mixed and similar instrumental music. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5127. Jazz Combo.

A small performance ensemble designed to develop improvisational skills and individual musical creativity through performance of standard jazz literature. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5128. Conducting Seminar.

A seminar based course focusing on conducting technique, musicality, score reading, literature and performance in the conducting area, and rehearsal preparation with special emphasis on analysis and musical styles. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Conducting Major or permission by the instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5129. Afro-Caribbean Lab.

This course is an experimental ensemble of flexible size and instrumentation that specializes in advanced arranging, performance, and improvisation involving Afro-Caribbean styles and rhythms. An audition is required for placement in this ensemble.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5130. Wind Symphony.

Major instrumental ensemble comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion students who are selected by audition. The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, whether a contemporary works for winds, or transcriptions from the orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5131. Symphonic Winds.

Major instrumental ensemble consisting primarily of music majors and talented non-music majors. This ensemble performs a broad range of full ensemble repertoire, representative of all historical periods and styles. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5140. Texas State Chorale.

Auditioned major choral ensemble specializing in performances of literature from the Renaissance and 20th Century. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5141. University Singers.

Major choral ensemble that performs a variety of literature, including masterworks from the 17th Century to the present. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5150. Texas State Symphony Orchestra.

A full symphony orchestra that performs standard orchestra literature, as well as oratorio, concerto, and opera accompaniments. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5160. Jazz Ensemble.

The jazz-based ensemble performs advanced arrangements of contemporary popular music in various styles. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 9 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5161. Jazz Orchestra.

The jazz-based ensemble performs intermediate arrangements of contemporary popular music in various styles. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5162. Jazz Lab Band.

The jazz-based ensemble performs beginning arrangements of contemporary popular music in various styles. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5170. Accompanying.

A coaching seminar for pianists to develop reading and accompanying skills. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5180. Mysterium for Contemporary Music Ensemble.

An ensemble course focusing on the performance and analysis of contemporary music in all styles and media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music (Composition Specialization) major status.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5185. Modern Music Ensemble.

A performance-based course focusing on the performance of modern music in all styles and media. May be repeated for additional credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSE 5190. Guitar Ensemble.

Chamber guitar ensemble designed to provide interaction with fellow guitarists, develop musicianship as an ensemble performer, and to familiarize the student with music from different periods through a variety of literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music (Guitar Performance Specialization) major status.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
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Music Performance (MUSP)

MUSP 5101. Graduate Recital.

A full-length, public recital in the appropriate applied music area. Should be taken simultaneously with a final semester of applied music instruction by those students in performance degree plans.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5120. Applied Voice.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the vocal area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5127. Applied Conducting.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on baton technique, musicality, score reading, literature and performance in the conducting area, and rehearsal preparation with special emphasis on analysis and musical styles. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Conducting Major or consent of the instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5130. Applied Keyboard.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the keyboard area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5135. Piano Pedagogy Internship.

Supervised teaching experience. Practical application of methods, techniques, and materials of piano pedagogy. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5140. Applied Woodwind.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the woodwind area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5150. Applied Brass.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the brass area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5160. Applied String.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the string area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5164. Mariachi Melodia Techniques.

This course provides students with the fundamentals of playing and teaching the melodic instruments associated with the Mariachi ensemble, with specific emphasis on the voice, violin, and trumpet. Topics will cover history, tuning, and stylistic techniques associated with each instrument. This course is repeatable for credit three times.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5165. Mariachi Armonia Techniques.

This course provides students with the fundamentals of playing and teaching the rhythm/harmony instruments in the Mariachi ensemble, with specific emphasis in the guitarrón, vihuela/guitar, and the harp. Topics will cover history, tuning, strumming, and stylistic techniques specific to each instrument. This course is repeatable for credit three times.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5166. Latin Music Methods.

This course provides students with knowledge that is essential to become effective directors of Mariachi and Salsa ensembles. Instruments, styles, repertory, and resources that are related to these ensembles will be discussed.
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1 Credit Hour. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5170. Applied Percussion.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the percussion area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5175. Afro-Cuban Hand Drumming.

The fundamentals of playing and teaching Afro- Cuban Drums. Topics will cover history and knowledge of styles of the various Afro-Cuban percussion instruments.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5180. Applied Composition.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the composition area. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5185. Electronic Music Composition.

Introduction to recording and tape manipulation techniques of music concrete, electro-acoustical music techniques involving digital and analog synthesizers, and the MIDI environment. May be repeated for credit.
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1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5220. Applied Voice.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the vocal area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5227. Applied Conducting.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on baton technique, musicality, score reading, literature and performance in the conducting area, and rehearsal preparation with special emphasis on analysis and musical styles. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Conducting Major or consent of the instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5230. Applied Keyboarding.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the keyboard area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5240. Applied Woodwind.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the woodwind area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5250. Applied Brass.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the brass area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5260. Applied String.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the string area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5270. Applied Percussion.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the percussion area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5280. Applied Composition.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the composition area. May be repeated for credit.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5285. Electronic Music Composition.

Introduction to recording and tape manipulation techniques of music concrete, electro-acoustical music techniques involving digital and analog synthesizers, and the MIDI environment. May be repeated for credit.
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2 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5320. Applied Voice.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the vocal area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5327. Applied Conducting.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on baton technique, musicality, score reading, literature and performance in the conducting area, and rehearsal preparation with special emphasis on analysis and musical styles. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Conducting Major or consent of the instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5330. Applied Keyboard.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the keyboard area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5335. Keyboard Skills.

Advanced keyboard skills, styles, performance techniques, and professional health for pianists.
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3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5337. Advanced Conducting.

Music performance class designed for further development of baton technique, score reading, and rehearsal preparation with special emphasis on analysis and musical styles. May be repeated once with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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MUSP 5340. Applied Woodwind.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the woodwind area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5350. Applied Brass.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the brass area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5360. Applied String.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the string area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5370. Applied Percussion.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the percussion area. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music major status or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5380. Applied Composition.

Through supervised private coaching, instruction focuses on technique, musicality, literature, and performance in the composition area. May be repeated for credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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MUSP 5385. Electronic Music Composition.

Introduction to recording and tape manipulation techniques of music concrete, electro-acoustical music techniques involving digital and analog synthesizers, and the MIDI environment. May be repeated for credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
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