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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Music

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Christopher Ulffers, Director, A-118, A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Jeffrey Ward, Associate Director, A-119B, A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Kerry Carlin, Chair, Keyboard Music, A-374, A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Thomas McCaslin, Chair, Instrumental Music, A-369 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Michelle Hairston, Chair, Music Education, A-213, A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Britton E. Theurer, Chair, Theory, Composition, and Musicology, A-314, A. J. Fletcher Music Center
John Kramar, Chair, Vocal Studies, A-268 A. J. Fletcher Music Center

The School of Music offers three master of music degrees: the MM in music education, the MM in performance, and the MM in theory-composition. The MM in music education has seven options, each focusing on an area of emphasis, six are approved for North Carolina teacher licensure. The MM in performance offers concentrations in accompanying; organ, piano, voice, strings, percussion, or wind instruments; sacred music; woodwind or brass specialist; choral conducting; jazz; instrumental conducting; and pedagogy (piano, string, or vocal). The MM in theory-composition offers concentrations in composition and theory.


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 ).

All applicants for the MM in music education must submit a portfolio as detailed in the School of Music Graduate Handbook and Graduate Music Education Handbook. Applicants for the MM in music education with 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 emphasis in music therapy must submit a letter of intent which states the student’s professional goals and background experiences relevant to music therapy. Applicants for all concentrations within the MM in performance must demonstrate an acceptable level of musical accomplishment through an audition. Applicants for the MM in theory/composition must submit examples of creative and scholarly work such as compositions, research, or analytical papers. The master of music degree shall be awarded only after candidates pass a comprehensive examination that includes the presentation and defense of a final project or thesis.

All candidates for master of music degrees in performance concentrations shall participate in conducted or coached ensembles as determined by individual degree area requirements. Additional information detailing specific requirements for the various degree programs can be found in the admission requirements section of the School of Music Graduate Handbook.

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.




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