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Music, MM


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Note: This degree’s Suzuki violin pedagogy concentration and music education concentration with Suzuki violin pedagogy area of emphasis have been discontinued. Students can complete the Suzuki violin pedagogy course of study through the School’s Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate 

Program Coordinator: Jay Juchniewicz (A210 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1251; juchniewiczj@ecu.edu)

Contact Information by Concentration Area

  • Collaborative Piano: Kwan Yi (A376 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1253; yik17@ecu.edu.
  • Composition: Edward Jacobs (A302 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4280; jacobse@ecu.edu)
  • Conducting:
    • Band - William Staub (A307 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6152; staubw@ecu.edu)
    • Choral - James Franklin (A204 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6243; franklinjam15@ecu.edu)
    • Orchestral - Jorge Richter (A311 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6340; richterj@ecu.edu)
  • Jazz Performance: Jeff Bair (A368 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1254; bairj@ecu.edu)
  • Keyboard Performance Specialist and Pedagogy: Keiko Sekino (A374 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-5184; sekinok@ecu.edu)
  • Music Education: Cynthia Wagoner (A211 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-5721; wagonerc@ecu.edu)
  • Music History and Literature: Navid Bargrizan (A311 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6851)
  • Pedagogy (Vocal): Jami Rhodes (A206 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1244; rhodesja@ecu.edu)
  • Performance: Jay Juchniewicz (A210 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-1251; juchniewiczj@ecu.edu)
  • Sacred Music: David Baskeyfield (A312 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6851)
  • Theory: Edward Jacobs (A302 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-4280; jacobse@ecu.edu)
  • Woodwind Specialist: Douglas Moore-Monroe (A205 Fletcher Music Center; 252-328-6916; monroed@ecu.edu)

 The degree requires a minimum of 30-38 s.h. as follows:

Note:


Students in the music education concentration will take MUSC 6836 and MUSC 6837 as the 6 additional s.h. in theory, analysis, history, or literature requirement.

2. Concentration areas - 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.

Choose from the following:

Collaborative Piano - 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 - 25 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.

Keyboard performance specialist and pedagogy - 24 s.h.


Pedagogy practicum - 4 s.h.


Major applied area 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

First minor applied area and recital - 5 s.h.


The following applied courses must be taken in some combination to total 4 s.h.

  • MUSC 6_ _1
  • MUSC 6_ _2
  • MUSC 6_ _3
  • MUSC 6_ _4

Second minor applied area and recital - 5 s.h.


The following applied courses must be taken in some combination to total 4 s.h.

  • MUSC 6_ _1
  • MUSC 6_ _2
  • MUSC 6_ _3
  • MUSC 6_ _4

Music education - 20-22 s.h.


This concentration includes areas of emphasis in pedagogical studies, choral or instrumental conducting, Suzuki string pedagogy, performance, or theory-composition. All areas of emphasis are approved for North Carolina graduate teacher licensure.

Areas of emphasis


Choose from the following:

Choral conducting - 21 s.h.

Ensembles - 2 s.h.

Choose from the following:

Applied music - 2 s.h. (1,1)

The notation (1,1) indicates the recommendation that an applied, private lesson is taken for 1 s.h. (1/2 hour lesson per week) for two consecutive semesters. Choose from applied music courses (voice or piano recommended).

Instrumental conducting - 22 s.h.

Ensembles - 2 s.h.

Choose two of the following:

Applied music - 2 s.h. (1,1)

The notation (1, 1) indicates the recommendation that an applied, private lesson is taken for 1 s.h. (1/2 hour lesson per week) for two consecutive semesters. Choose from applied music courses (primary instrument recommended).

Music theory/composition - 22 s.h.

Pedagogical studies - 20 s.h.

Performance - 22 s.h.

Applied music - 8 s.h.

Choose 8 s.h. of graduate applied music in any area, as approved by the chair and/or advisor.

Suzuki violin pedagogy - 22 s.h.

Applied music - 2 s.h. (1,1)

The notation (1,1) indicates the recommendation that an applied, private lesson is taken for 1 s.h. (1/2 hour lesson per week) for two consecutive semesters. Choose from applied music courses (violin recommended).

Music history and literature - 21 s.h.


Students accepted in the music history and literature concentration must demonstrate reading ability in at least one appropriate secondary language. Those identified with deficiencies will be advised to take courses as appropriate.

Area of emphasis (6 s.h.)


Select one of the below areas of emphasis:

Ethnomusicology emphasis

Select  6 s.h.from the following courses in consultation with chair and/or advisor:

Historical musicology emphasis

Select 6 s.h.in consultation with chair and/or advisor from the following:

Thesis (6 s.h.)


Other studies in music (3 s.h.)


Select 3 s.h. of courses from the following:

Pedagogy - 20-26 s.h.


(string or vocal)

String (Suzuki) - 26 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 - 20 s.h.


Other studies in music (12 s.h.)

Performance - 18 s.h.


(brass, 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)

Theory - 20 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.)

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.)


Select ensembles in consultation with chair and/or advisor.

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