Music, M.M. (Violin/Viola Pedagogy Concentration)
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The general requirements for admission are the following: completion of an undergraduate degree in music (or the equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on relevant courses, strong violin performance skills as evidenced through an audition, and fulfillment of the general requirements for admission to The Graduate School, including the submission of three recommendations. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 80 (internet-based) or 570 (paper-based). The minimum acceptable overall band score on the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam is 6.5. Applicants whose scores fall below the published minimum must demonstrate exceptional abilities in the major area and evidence of past academic or professional activities strong promise for future professional success in order to be admitted. Admission decisions are based upon the applicant’s total application portfolio.
Degree Requirements (32 Hours)
Prior to taking any graduate music study, all master’s students must take the Graduate Music Diagnostic Examination, and, early in their studies, complete all deficiencies and required courses resulting from the exam. Degree candidates must complete a prescribed program of 32 hours of graduate work and successfully pass an oral comprehensive examination. In addition, candidates in violin/viola pedagogy must complete a final project. Specific program requirements are listed online. Candidates must begin matriculation in Fall semester.
Master of Music Required Courses
|MUSC 707||Music Bibliography and Research||2|
|Select advisor-approved course in Music History||3|
|Select advisor-approved course in Music Theory||3|
|Total Credit Hours||8|
Violin/Viola Pedagogy Concentration Requirements
Major Area (19 Hours)
|MUSC 573||Performance Pedagogy I||3|
|MUSC 770||Suzuki String Pedagogy I||3|
|MUSC 771||Suzuki String Pedagogy II||3|
|MUSC 784||Suzuki Practicum I||1|
|MUSC 785||Suzuki Practicum II||1|
|MUSC 505||Violin Scales and Technique||2|
|MUSC 700||Independent Study||1-3|
|MUSC 711||Graduate Applied Music||1-4|
|Total Credit Hours||15-20|
Other Studies in Music (5 Hours)
|Select advisor-approved Music courses||3|