Graduate 2018-2019

Music D.A.

(Select from four emphases listed below or three emphases listed separately)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Degree Requirements — 67-71 Credits

See “Music D.A.”.

Doctor of Arts in Music candidates will take written and oral comprehensive examinations at a time approved by the major advisor.

For additional information, see “Doctor of Arts Sequence and Check List” published by the School of Music.

See “Graduate Admission Requirements” for more information.

 

Collaborative Piano Emphasis

Conducting Emphasis

Jazz Studies Emphasis

Music Performance Emphasis

Degree Requirements

Required Emphasis Credits — 3-9 hours

MUS 623Individual Studies in Effective Teaching

1-3

MUS 794Supervised Practicum in College Teaching

2

MUS 623: Take 1-3 credits

MUS 794: Take 2-6 credits

Primary Emphasis — 18 hours

The primary emphasis area develops a major scholarly and/or performing function for the college and university level in Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Jazz Studies, or Music Performance (with an optional concentration in Pedagogy). Courses are selected by advisement based upon candidate's area of focus and upon the candidate's needs identified through the advisory examinations.

Secondary Emphasis — 8-10 hours

This area develops a scholarly and/or performing emphasis in an approved secondary area: Chamber Music, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Jazz Composition, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Studies, Music Composition, Music Education, Music History and Literature, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Stage Direction, Piano Pedagogy, Vocal Pedagogy, or related areas outside Music with appropriate graduate-level coursework. In addition to coursework, students shall complete a research or creative project as part of the secondary emphasis. The secondary emphasis and its courses are selected by the candidate with the approval of the program advisor and a secondary emphasis advisor.

Elective Credits — 4-7 hours

Research core emphasis determined by study in primary area

  • Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Performance Emphases OR
  • Jazz Studies Emphasis

1. Research Core — 15 hours (Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Performance Emphases)

MUS 700Introduction to Doctoral Research

3

Select two Courses (6 hours) (music history exam)

MUS 507History of Instruments and Instrumental Practices

3

MUS 643Seminar: Medieval Music

3

MUS 644Seminar: Music in the Renaissance

3

MUS 645Seminar: The Baroque Period

3

MUS 646Seminar: The Classic Period

3

MUS 647Seminar: The Romantic Period

3

MUS 651Seminar in Music History: Debussy to 1945

3

MUS 652Seminar in Music History: 1945 to the Present

3

Music history exam: Dependent upon results of advisory exams

Select two Courses (6 hours) (music theory exam)

MUS 50118th Century Counterpoint

3

MUS 502Harmony and Form

3

MUS 503Post-Tonal Music

3

MUS 505Sixteenth Century Counterpoint

3

MUS 595Music Theory Seminar

3

MUS 603Analytical Studies in Music

3

MUS 604Schenkerian Analysis

3

Music theory exam: Dependent upon results of advisory exams

2. Research Core - 16 hours (Jazz Studies Emphasis)

MUS 700Introduction to Doctoral Research

3

MUS 527Advanced Jazz Theory

2

MUS 544Seminar in Jazz History

3

MUS 585Advanced Jazz Improvisation

2

Select one Course (3 hours) (music history exam)

MUS 507History of Instruments and Instrumental Practices

3

MUS 643Seminar: Medieval Music

3

MUS 644Seminar: Music in the Renaissance

3

MUS 645Seminar: The Baroque Period

3

MUS 646Seminar: The Classic Period

3

MUS 647Seminar: The Romantic Period

3

MUS 651Seminar in Music History: Debussy to 1945

3

MUS 652Seminar in Music History: 1945 to the Present

3

Music history exam: Dependent upon results of advisory exams

Select one Course (3 hours) (music theory exam)

MUS 50118th Century Counterpoint

3

MUS 502Harmony and Form

3

MUS 503Post-Tonal Music

3

MUS 505Sixteenth Century Counterpoint

3

MUS 595Music Theory Seminar

3

MUS 603Analytical Studies in Music

3

MUS 604Schenkerian Analysis

3

Music theory exam: Dependent upon results of advisory exams

Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 hours

MUS 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1-4

MUS 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

MUS 797: Take 4 credits

MUS 799: Take 12 credits

 

NOTES: The hours allotted to the doctoral dissertation may be divided between performance and dissertation requirements according to the plan of study as outlined and approved by the candidate's committee.

Performance, Conducting, Jazz Studies, and Collaborative Piano majors will perform two recitals for 8 semester hours and complete a four semester hour dissertation. Students seeking the D.A. in Music Education, Music History and Literature or Composition will complete a 12-hour dissertation.

Composition majors will present a recital of their compositions written as part of their degree program.

A reading knowledge of one foreign language (typically French, German or Italian) is required by the following areas: brass, history and literature (a second language may be required through advisement), piano, strings, theory and composition, voice, woodwinds and instrumental conducting. Students in the areas of choral conducting and vocal performance should have skills in translation of vocal literature in one foreign language (French, German or Italian) as well as diction mastery of all three. In the woodwind and jazz studies areas a substitute research tool may be permitted after consultation and approval by the candidate's committee. For the collaborative piano emphasis, language proficiency will be examined upon entry. Candidates must demonstrate pronunciation proficiency in French, German, Italian and the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as reading proficiency in French, German, and Italian. Candidates with deficiencies will meet with their major advisor and other appropriate faculty to determine the best way to remedy those deficiencies. Students should contact the Graduate Coordinator or appropriate area faculty to clarify language requirements.

The candidate must complete two consecutive semesters (minimum of 9 semester credit hours per semester) of graduate work on the University of Northern Colorado campus in order to satisfy the Doctor of Arts residency requirement.

The Program Advisor or Graduate Coordinator will provide information concerning how the student's oral and research committees are formed, the student's responsibility in the committee process and the means of scheduling comprehensive examinations and the doctoral defense.

The Music Performance Emphasis has an optional concentration in pedagogy.