Christopher Ulffers, Director, A-118 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
Rachel Copeland, Associate Director, A-119B A.J. Fletcher Music Center
Scott Carter, Interim Chair, Instrumental Music, A-307 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
John O’Brien, Chair, Keyboard Studies, A-372 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
Michelle Hairston, Chair, Music Education, A-213 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
Mark Richardson, Chair, Theory, Composition, and Musicology, A-373 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
John Kramar, Chair, Vocal Studies, A-268 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
The School of Music offers two master of music degrees: the MM in music and the MM in music education.The MM in music offers concentrations in accompanying; brass, organ, percussion, piano, string, voice, or woodwind performance; sacred music; woodwind specialist, choral conducting; jazz performance; instrumental conducting; and pedagogy (piano, string, or vocal), as well as composition, music history and literature, and music theory. The MM in music education has seven options, each with an area of secondary emphasis, six are approved for North Carolina teacher licensure.
All applicants must meet the requirements established by the Graduate School and complete its admission process. Applicants must have the equivalent of a bachelor of music degree from an accredited institution and a minimum average grade of 3.0 in all previous course work. As part of the admission process, all applicants must demonstrate a basic knowledge of music history and theory with an acceptable evaluation on an examination administered at the time of the audition or interview. Students with identified deficiencies may be required to remediate with appropriate courses (MUSC 6206 , MUSC 6216 ).
Applicants for MM in music with concentrations in accompanying; brass, organ, percussion, piano, voice, string, or woodwind performance; sacred music; choral conducting; jazz performance; instrumental conducting; pedagogy; and woodwind specialist must demonstrate an acceptable level of musical accomplishment through an audition. Applicants for the MM with concentrations in composition, music history and literature, and music theory must submit examples of creative and scholarly work, such as compositions, research, or analytical papers.
All applicants for the MM in music education must submit a portfolio for admission as detailed in the Graduate Music Education Handbook. Applicants for the MM in music education with secondary emphases in pedagogical studies, choral or instrumental conducting, performance, or theory/composition must submit a current music teaching license. Applicants for the MM in music education with secondary emphasis in music therapy must submit a letter of intent articulating the student’s professional goals and background experiences relevant to music therapy.
The master of music degrees shall be awarded only after the candidate passes a final oral examination that includes the presentation and defense of a final project or thesis.
MAT in Music Education
Please refer to the College of Education , for the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching , which leads to initial licensure.
CoursesAccompanyingApplied MusicConductingGeneralJazzMusic EducationMusic History and LiteratureMusic ResearchMusic TechnologyMusic TherapyPedagogyPerformance Groups, LargePage: 1