2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Strings, MMus


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Contact

Steven Heyman, Chair, Department of Applied Music and Performance
310 Crouse College, 315-443-1638, sheyman@syr.edu

Faculty

Deette Bunn, Edward Castilano, Eric Gustafson, Margret Mercer, Kenneth Meyer, Gregory Wood

Description

The M.Mus. degree program in performance is offered with the following emphases: piano, organ, strings, wind instruments, percussion, or voice. All graduate students are required to complete a core sequence of courses in research, music history, and music theory (a total of nine credits). In general most graduate students are required to complete 34 to 36 graduate credits beyond the baccalaureate and normally four semesters in residence. Similar academic patterns and admissions procedures comprise each program for the M.Mus.: 8 credits in the major, 3 credits in music history, 3 credits in music theory, 3 credits in research, 2 credits in recitals, and the remainder to be taken in special courses for various emphases and in music literature, music electives, or free electives (varying according to emphases).

The program promotes the attainment of high levels of performance and a solid grasp of general musical knowledge, as demonstrated by a two-part terminal project for the performance degree in which the candidate performs in two major public appearances. One is a solo recital; the second may be another solo recital, an ensemble recital, a performance of a major concerto with orchestra, or a lecture recital on a subject relevant to the student’s major instrument. Written and oral comprehensive examinations must be completed during the final semester. Convocation attendance and ensemble participation are required for all full-time graduate students.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate advanced competencies to develop research studies and utilize findings in fields of artistic or pedagogical practice

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the advanced elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis and a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures

3. Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to create and present a culminating demonstration of master’s level capability in relating or integrating research and practice through the completion of a final project consistent with the goals of the degree program

4. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire

5. Demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level and  the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire

Program Requirements


Required Courses


*Examples of Special courses for various emphases might include the following:


Total Credits Required: 34


Degree Awarded: M.M. in Strings


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