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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Music, MM


Program Coordinator: Rachel Copeland (119 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4281; skibar@ecu.edu)

Contact Information for Areas of Emphases:

  • Accompanying: John O’Brian (372 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4137; obrienj@ecu.edu)
  • Choral Conducting: James Franklin (204 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6243; franklinjam15@ecu.edu)
  • Composition: Ed Jacobs (302 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4280; jacobse@ecu.edu)
  • Instrumental Conducting:
  • Jazz Performance: Jeff Bair (372 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1254; bairj@ecu.edu)
  • Music History and Literature: Kevin Moll (313 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1250; mollk@ecu.edu)
  • Pedagogy:
    • (Suzuki) Joanne Bath (377 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6907; bathj@ecu.edu)
    • (Piano) John O’Brian (372 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4137; obrienj@ecu.edu)
    • (Voice) Jami Rhodes (206 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1244; rhodesja@ecu.edu)
  • Performance: Rachel Copeland (119 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4281; skibar@ecu.edu)
  • Sacred Music: Andrew Scanlon (312 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1261; scanlona@ecu.edu)
  • Theory: Mark Richardson (373 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4809; richardsonm@ecu.edu)
  •  Woodwind Specialist: Christine Gustafson (304 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4279; gustafsonc@ecu.edu)

Minimum degree requirement is 30-38 s.h. as follows:

1. Core - 12 s.h.


2. Concentration area - 18-26 s.h.


(Students normally complete a single concentration; highly qualified students may complete two related concentrations, but only after acceptable auditions or portfolio submissions in both areas at the time of admission.)

Accompanying - 18 s.h.


Choral conducting - 19 s.h.


Candidates for this concentration must participate in at least one large ensemble each semester of residence and conduct a public performance of a major choral composition as a final project.

Composition - 21 s.h.


Instrumental conducting - 18 s.h.


Audition repertoire will be chosen from the standard literature by the auditioning committee. Students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency at an acceptable level. Candidates for this degree must participate in at least one large ensemble each semester in residence and conduct a public performance of a major composition as a final project.

Jazz Performance - 18 s.h.


In addition to the recital required of all performance candidates at the masters level, jazz performance concentration students must complete at least one original jazz composition per semester. Students must perform in at least one large and one small ensemble each semester while in residence.

Music history and literature - 21 s.h.


Advanced history and literature (12 s.h.)


Thesis (3 s.h.)


Pedagogy - 18-26 s.h.


(piano, string, or vocal)

Piano - 21 s.h.


Candidates for the master of music in piano pedagogy must fulfill one of the following recital options while in residence at East Carolina University: full solo recital or lecture recital. The performance of recital works and the lecture portion of the lecture recital must be approved by departmental audition.

Other studies in music (8 s.h.)

  • MUSC 6012 or MUSC 6013 (minimum of 6 s.h.)
  • Performance ensembles as appropriate (1,1 s.h.)

String (Suzuki) - 24 s.h.


The required recital must include advanced repertoire from the Suzuki Violin School and supplementary literature. A student may qualify for registration with the Suzuki Association of the Americas after completing the degree requirements.

Vocal - 21 s.h.


Other studies in music (12 s.h.)

Performance - 18 s.h.


(brass, organ, percussion instruments, piano, voice, string, or woodwind)

Students accepted in the voice performance concentration must demonstrate proficiency in French, German, and Italian language and diction. Those identified with deficiencies will be advised to take courses as appropriate.

Applied music and recital (10 s.h.)


(The following applied courses must be taken in some combination to total 8 s.h.)

MUSC 6_ _1

MUSC 6_ _2

MUSC 6_ _3

MUSC 6_ _4

MUSC 6995  - Graduate Recital (2 s.h.)

Sacred Music - 21-23 s.h.


(choral conducting or organ)

Choral Conducting - 21 s.h.


Organ - 23 s.h.


Theory - 19 s.h.


Woodwind specialist - 22 s.h.


Applicants must demonstrate graduate-level potential in the major performance medium and proficiency on two other woodwind instruments, equivalent to a first-semester junior music major working toward the BM.

Applied music principal instrument and recital (10 s.h.)


(The following applied courses must be taken in some combination to total 8 s.h.)

  • MUSC 6_ _1
  • MUSC 6_ _2
  • MUSC 6_ _3
  • MUSC 6_ _4
  • MUSC 6995  - Graduate Recital (2 s.h.)

Additional applied study in other woodwind instruments (10 s.h.)


(The following courses must be taken in some combination to total 8 s.h.)

  • MUSC 6_ _1
  • MUSC 6_ _2
  • MUSC 6_ _3
  • MUSC 6_ _4
  • MUSC 6657  (2 s.h.)

Ensemble participation in ensembles on one or more minor instruments (2 s.h.)