2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog

Piano, 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

Steven Heyman, Fred Karpoff, Thomaida Trebicka

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. Piano majors whose emphasis is in Piano Ensemble Arts are required to collaborate in at least three recitals per semester. Written and oral comprehensive examinations must be completed during the final semester. Convocation attendance and ensemble participation are required for all fulltime graduate students.

Student Learning Outcomes


Music Research (Graduate Sequence):
a. conduct research studies and utilize findings in fields of artistic or pedagogical practice.

Harmony and Analysis (Graduate Sequence):

a. identify/describe advanced elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe advanced musical forms, processes, and structures.

Comprehensive Exam/Thesis/Lecture Recital (Graduate Sequence):

a. create and present a culminating demonstration integrating research and practice.

Performance Major Graduate Recital I:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Graduate Recital II:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate 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 Piano


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