Graduate Music Programs

Emporia State University offers you the master of music degree with the option of a concentration in music performance or a concentration in music education. Both options provide you with an excellent educational experience. Approximately one third of the degree comprises elective credits allowing you to pursue areas of interest in music tailored to your specific goals.


Graduate Degrees in Music

For more information about any of the degree programs listed here, please contact Dr. Andrew Houchins, the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment.



Master of Music - Admission Process



Graduate music teaching assistantships are available in the following areas:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Music Computer Technology
  • Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Voice
  • String Instruments
  • Keyboard
  • Jazz
  • Accompanying
  • Brass Instruments

Graduate music assistantships are competitive and are dependent upon performance abilities, baccalaureate achievement, and commitment to the music profession. All assistantships include a stipend plus wavier of tuition. All assistantships are renewable for a second year. For information, contact Dr. Andrew Houchins, the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment.

For more information on the Graduate School go to: http://www.emporia.edu/grad/moreinfo.htm



Certificates in Music

 

 

 


 

 

Master of Music - Performance Concentration

This concentration is built around advanced study of your primary instrument, along with courses in music history, music theory, and introductory research. In addition to private studio instruction, you also receive training in the pedagogy of your specific instrument. A graduate recital is required as the culminating capstone experience. Specializations include instrumental or vocal concentrations.

 

Degree Requirements (32 hours)

Core Curriculum (11 hours)

  • MU 838 Intro to Research (2 hrs)
  • Music History/Literature Course (3 hrs)
  • MU 772 Techniques of Analysis (3 hrs)
  • Music History/Lit, orTheoryElective (3 hrs)

Music Performance (14 hours)

  • Applied Music - 800 level (6 hrs)
  • Music Endembles - 600 level (2 hrs)
  • Instruments/Voice Specific Pedagogy Course (2 hrs)
  • MU 800 Graduate Recital (2 hrs)
  • MU 804 Graduate Performance Research Project (2 hrs)

Elective Studies (7 hrs: 4 hrs must be at the 800 level)

 



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Master of Music - Music Education Concentration

This concentration is designed to help the music educator advance his or her professional goals. Since almost all of the coursework is delivered online, this program is especially suited to students who are currently employed as music teachers and wish to pursue the degree while continuing in their teaching position. Along with a core curriculum of music theory, music history, and introductory research, students take several advanced music education courses. For the final capstone project, you will select either a traditional thesis or a research project tailored to a specific interest. Specializations include instrumental or choral concentrations.

 

Degree Requirements (32 hours)

Core Curriculum (11 hours)

  • MU 838 Intro to Research (2 hrs)
  • Music History/Literature Course (3 hrs)
  • MU 772 Techniques of Analysis (3 hrs)
  • Music History/Lit, or Theory Electives (3 hrs)

Music Education (9 hours)

  • MU 839 Research in Music Education (3 hrs)
  • MU 846 Philosophy Music Ed (3 hrs)
  • MU 848 Learning Theories in Music (3 hrs)

Technology Component - select one:

  • MU 810 Digital Audio Techniques (2 hrs)
  • MU 812 Navigating Computers (2 hrs)

Capstone Project (4 hours)

  • MU 880 Capstone Research (2 hrs)

Select one:

  • MU 882 Graduate Instructional Practicum(2 hrs)
  • MU 883 Graduate Project (2 hrs)
  • MU 874 Graduate Thesis (2 hrs)

Elective Studies (8 hours: 3 hours must be at the 800 level)

 

 

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Master of Music - Music Education 3-Summer Program

Summer 1

  • Music History (3)
  • Music Technology (2)
  • MU 820 Music Ed Wksp or Music Ed Electives (2/3)
  • Entrance Exams

Fall and Spring Semester 1: On-Line

  • MU 838 Intro to Res (2) 
  • MU 839 Res in Mu Ed (3)

Summer 2

  • Music History (3) 
  • MU 772 (3)
  • MU 820 Music Ed Wksp or Music Ed Electives (2/3)

Fall and Spring Semester 2: On-Line

  • MU 848 Learning Theories (3)
  • MU 880 Capstone Research (2)

Summer 3

  • MU 846 (3)
  • Music History/Theory (3)
  • Music Education Elective (3)
  • Comprehensive Exams

Fall or Spring Semester

  • MU 882, 883, or 884 (2)

 

 

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Music Certificate - Music Performance

12 hours

  • MU 800 - Applied Music (4 hours)
  • MU 700/800 - Performance area Literature Course (3 hours)
  • MU 700/800 - Music Electives (5 hours)

Pre-requisite

  • Graduate School student enrollment
  • Permission of applied instructor


Music Certificate - Piano Pedagogy

12 hours

  • MU 728 - Piano Pedagogy 1 (2 hours)
  • MU 729 - Piano Pedagogy 2 (2 hours)
  • MU 830 - Performance Practices in Music (2 hours)
  • MU 740 - Piano Literature (2 hours)
  • MU 851 - Applied Piano (4 hours)

Pre-requisites

  • Graduate School student enrollment
  • Permission of applied instructor

 


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Master of Music - Admission Process

Admission procedures require admission to both the Graduate Studies and the Department of Music Graduate Program.

Admission to Graduate Studies

Admission to Music Department

Submit to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Application for admission to graduate study: Apply Online
  • A resume
  • Transcripts from previous schools

Application for Graduate Assistantship

(Submit to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research)

  • Application for Graduate Assistantship
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted by your references
  • Recommendors may use a form attached to the assistantship application or write a letter of recommendation on institutional letterhead

Mailing Address:

Office - Graduate Studies & Research
Box 4003
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801

For more information:

Click here to request more information.

Submit to the Music Department:

  • New Graduate Student Information Form

Performance Emphasis:

  • Schedule an audition (a CD or tape may be used in lieu of a live audition in some cases and then confirmed by a live audition in the first semester of study)
  • Submit a repertoire list

Music Education Emphasis:

  • Submit a videotape of classrom teaching, student teaching, or conducting
  • Submit a formal statement of your music education philosophy

Mailing Address:

Dr. Andrew Houchins
Department of Music
Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801

For more Information:

(620) 341-6089
ahouchin@emporia.edu

 

 

 

For International Students:

Admission to Emporia State University: Apply Online
For more information, call (620) 341-5918 or email oisa@emporia.edu

 

 


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