2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Conducting, MMus

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


Jose “Peppie” Calvar, Bradley Ethington, James Tapia, John Warren

The M. Mus. degree program in conducting offers three areas of specialty: winds/percussion, vocal, and strings. Students enter in one specific area but will also study in the other areas to create a comprehensive degree.

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 the following: a terminal requirement of two graduate-level recitals. 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.

Major Requirements

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

Total Minimum Credits Required: 34

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