Graduate Assessment Program
Graduate Program Outcomes
- Demonstrate ability to identify salient compositional techniques of major periods of music history.
- Demonstrate ability to identify and explain elements of common practice and 20th century music theory.
- Demonstrate knowledge of major music reference resources.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully conduct music research and accurately report these results in accepted discipline formats.
- Demonstrate ability to aurally identify major musical compositions representative of all music genres and periods.
- Performance Emphasis: Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to perform representative literature and technique for major instrument.
- Music Education Emphasis: Demonstrate knowledge of learning theories in music and music education history and philosophy.
The Assessment Plan for the Master of Music degree within the Department of Music is a three-tiered transition point procedure. Candidates for the degree of Master of Music must meet requirements of each transition point. The four transition are as follows:
- Level 1: Admission to Program Review
- Level 2: Degree Candidacy
- Level 3: Completion of Fiend Experience Activity (Music Education Emphasis)
- Level 4: Degree Completion
A variety of assessment formats are utilized throughout this program. The following tables list these assessment formats, requirements, approval/non-approval evaluation results, and faculty member or faculty committee responsible for the evaluative decision.
Level 1 - Admission to Program
|Completion of admission requirements of the Graduate School||As supplied by Graduate School||Office of Graduate Studies|
|Entrance Exam in Music History||Graded Exam||Dr. Allan Comstock|
|Entrance Exam in Music Theory||Graded Exam||Dr. Andrew Houchins|
MM - Performance Emphasis:
|Performance Evaluation Rubric||Area Chair|
MM - Music Education Emphasis
|Tape Evaluation Rubric||Area Chair|
* A CD or taped audition may be substituted if a live audition creates an undue hardship. A live audition will be required at the beginning of the first semester of study.
Candidates meeting all requirements are accepted into the Master of Music degree program. For candidates not meeting all requirements:
- Candidate not passing the Entrance Exam in Music History will be required to enroll in MU 628 and/0r MU 629, dependent upon the deficiency noted by the examination results.
- Candidate not passing the required entrance examination in Music Theory will be required to enroll in MU 618.
Level 2 - Degree Candidacy
Degree candidacy in the Department of Music is formal approval to pursue the Master of Music degree. This approval cannot be sought until all departmental preliminary requirements In Music Theory, Music History, and Orchestration have been met. Following the completion of 12-14 hours of study the graduate student will apply for Degree Candidacy to the Master of Music program.
|Completion of 12-14 course hours||Checklist||Dr. Allan Comstock|
|Letter of application||Checklist||Graduate Committee|
|Statement of personal goals regarding completion
of the degree program
|Interview with Graduate Committee||Checklist||Graduate Committee|
The Music Graduate Committee will review the materials submitted, the student's grades and degree progress, and the student's potential for program completion. The committee will make one of the following recommendations:
- Approval of Degree Candidacy and recommendation of members of student's Graduate Committee.
- Provisional approval and course recommendation(s). Following the completion of the recommendations, the student will reapply for Degree Candidacy.
- No approval of Degree Candidacy.
Level 3 - Completion of Field Experience Activity
Level three requirements are for the Master of Music - Music Education Emphasis.
|Minimum grade of B - MU 880||Course Rubric||Coure Instructor|
|Minimum grade of B - MU 882/870/873||Course Rubric||Course Instructor
Level 4 - Program Completion
|Completion of all course requirements||Checklist||Dr. Allan Comstock|
|Completion of the Graduate Comprehensive Examination||Committee Evaluation||Candidate's Committee|