Graduate Music Program Information, Forms, and Policies

Music Concentrations
Review Courses
Topic Courses
Oral Comprehensive Examination
Music Performance Recital
Music Conducting Recital
Music Education Practicum
Master’s Thesis
Sycamore Express
-Grad Version (answers and assistance for current students)

MUSIC CONCENTRATIONS

The School of Music at Indiana State University offers three concentrations of study for graduate music students on the M.M. degree. An outline of curricular requirements for each concentration can be downloaded by clicking one of the following links:

The number of hours for each concentration totals 34 credits: 3 credits for the research course, 10 credits for the core courses, and 21 credits for the major and elective courses. Areas of study that comprise the core music courses are music theory, music history and literature, music performance, and music ensembles.

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REVIEW COURSES

Review courses which may be prescribed as a result of the scores on the Graduate Music Placement Examinations are:

When MUS 601 must be cancelled due to low enrollment, MUS 211 Music Theory III and MUS 213 Music Skills III serve as the substitute courses for MUS 601; when MUS 602 must be cancelled due to low enrollment, MUS 350 Music History I or MUS 351 Music History II serves as a the substitute course for MUS 602. A student enrolls in MUS 601 as MUS 211 and MUS 213 and MUS 602 as MUS 350 or MUS 351. Information about requirements for MUS 600, MUS 601, MUS 602, or MUS 606 can be found by clicking the above links.

Review courses do not count toward the academic requirements of the degree program.

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TOPIC COURSES

MUS 634 Topics in Music and MUS 698 Special Problems in Music serve as independent-study courses for graduate music students. These two courses can substitute for cancelled classes due to low enrollment, or can function as original topic courses. Students must complete a MUS 634 or MUS 698 Project Proposal that details the objectives for the course; the Instructor of the Project and the Director of the School of Music must approve the proposal. Each course may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 hours of credit. Forms for the MUS 634 or MUS 698 Project Proposal can be downloaded by clicking one of the following links:

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ORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

The master’s Oral Comprehensive Examination in music enables graduate music students to synthesize their graduate music experiences through a final oral examination. The student identifies a chair, and, in consultation with the chair, selects a three-person committee to serve as the examining body. The examination should be scheduled during the final semester of the student’s residency, but in no case prior to the completion of 24 hours of course work. Information about this examination can be downloaded by clicking the following link:

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE RECITAL

Each graduate music student pursuing the concentration in music performance must present a public recital. Information and guidelines about this music performance recital can be downloaded by clicking the following link:

  • Music Performance Recital

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MUSIC CONDUCTING RECITAL

Each graduate music student pursuing the concentration in conducting (choral or wind) must present a public performance. Information and guidelines about this conducting performance can be downloaded by clicking one of the following links:

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MUSIC EDUCATION PRACTICUM

Each graduate music student pursuing the Concentration in Music Education must complete a Music Education Practicum (3 credits) or a Master’s Thesis (6 credits). Information and guidelines for the music education practicum can be downloaded by clicking the following links:

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MASTER’S THESIS

Each graduate music student pursuing the Concentration in Music Education must complete a Master’s Thesis (6 credits) or a Music Education Practicum (3 credits). Information and guidelines for the master’s thesis can be downloaded by clicking the following links:

For the School of Music:

For the College of Graduate and Professional Studies:

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