Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

School of Music


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Christopher Ulffers, Director
Jay Juchniewicz, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Keiko Sekino, Chair, Keyboard Studies
Edward Jacobs, Chair, Theory, Composition, and Musicology
John Kramar, Chair, Vocal Studies
Douglas Moore-Monroe, Chair, Instrumental Music
Cynthia Wagoner, Chair, Music Education and Music Therapy

The School of Music offers a MM in music with concentrations in accompanying, conducting (choral or instrumental), composition, keyboard performance specialist and pedagogy, music education, music history and literature, pedagogy (Suzuki string or vocal), performance (jazz, instrumental, keyboard, or voice), sacred music (organ or choral conducting), theory, and woodwind specialist. The music education concentration offers six areas of emphasis including choral conducting, instrumental conducting, music theory/composition, pedagogical studies, performance, and Suzuki violin pedagogy.

Information about the School of Music is available on the school’s website

Admission

All applicants must meet the requirements established by the Graduate School and complete its admission process. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from an ECU approved institutionally accredited college or university or an international university deemed to have equivalent credentials as determined by one of our pre-approved foreign institution evaluation servicers, 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 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 take MUSC 6206 .

Applicants for the MM in music with concentrations in accompanying, conducting (choral or instrumental), keyboard performance specialist and pedagogy, pedagogy (Suzuki string or vocal), performance (jazz, instrumental, keyboard, or voice), sacred music (organ or choral conducting), 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 theory must submit examples of creative and scholarly work, such as compositions, research, or analytical papers. 

All applicants for the MM with a concentration in music education must demonstrate evidence of exemplary teaching and commitment to music education through a portfolio submission. This portfolio will include a philosophy of music education, documentation of exemplary teaching, resume or curriculum vitae, current teaching license, and current writing sample. 

The master of music degree shall be awarded only after the candidate passes a final oral examination that includes the presentation and defense of a final project or thesis.

Programs

    CertificateMaster’s

    Courses

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