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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music - Jazz Studies Concentration, MA

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Requirements for the MA:

All students must apply to and be admitted to the PhD program. Those who do not hold a Master’s degree will first complete the necessary requirements for the MA. For the master’s degree, students must earn 30 credits with a B average or better in  courses numbered 2000 or above, and write a thesis (if required); the University will accept up to six transfer credits for courses comparable in scope and content to those required by the department, as judged by the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. All entering graduate students enroll in at least four out of five available proseminars (MUSIC 2111 , MUSIC 2121 , MUSIC 2131 , MUSIC 2141 , MUSIC 2151 ) providing perspectives for scholarly research in the field as a whole and in the disciplines represented within the department. Much of the remainder of the MA curriculum consists of more specialized required and elective courses that are specified for each discipline, e.g., Orchestration, Electronic and Computer Music, and private tutorials in composition and analysis for students in Composition and Theory; Field and Lab, area courses and seminars for Ethnomusicology; Introduction to Jazz Literature, Advanced Jazz Composition and Analysis for Jazz Studies; and topical seminars for Musicology. Students in Musicology must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second research language.

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