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Master of Music

PURPOSE

Master of Music degree program is designed to equip the students as professional musicians in their various applied areas from classical to contemporary, enabling them to obtain a profession in music performance. From various applied areas such as music history, the issues in music ministry and music education, the students develop their performance techniques and profound musical knowledge in Christian world view.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit outstanding musical skills of their performance area.
  • Display excellent artistic interpretation in their performance skills and literatures.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge in their applied field.
  • Exhibit preparations for the ministry or prominent leadership in community or local church.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Audition : Students who are applying for the degree of Master of Music should audition in their applied areas by submitting a DVD of recorded material, along with their admission application to the admission committee for the decision of admission.
2. Prerequisite Requirement : An applicant for the Master of Music whose bachelor’s degree was in a different applied area will be required to take three bachelor level courses and a bachelor’s senior recital for the equivalent form bachelor's degree applied area. The senior recital requirement may be waived if the applicant wants to complete the fourth applied area course.
If the prospective students decide to follow the admission policy regarding taking four prerequisite courses of applied area as a pre-Master of Music study, they will not need to be required to follow the audition procedure. Those who apply for the applied area of Musical Arts Convergence in MM degree are not required by such four prerequisite courses of applied area as a pre-Master of Music study. Those who are as F-1 visa students must consult with music department in advance for these applied areas' study application.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a “C” in a master course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a comprehensive examination. The student can take the exam 2 times if they fail it first. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held after minimum one month later in semester.
  • The student must effectively complete graduate recital before starting dissertation.
  • The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.
  • Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.

COURSES

Applied Area Core Courses

15 Credit Hours

MU 511 Applied Area I 3
MU 512 Applied Area II 3
MU 513 Applied Area III 3
MU 514 Applied Area IV 3
MU 515 Forum / Lecture Recital * 3
MU 516 Arts Convergence Concert ** 3
MU 518 Graduate Recital 3
* This course is only for music coaching applied area students. They must take MU 515 in place of MU 518.
** This course is only for musical arts convergence applied students. They must take MU 516 in place of MU 518.

Music Education Core Courses

15 Credit Hours

MU 510 Choral Music Education 3
MU 519 Master Lecture Recital 3
MU 520 Theory and Practice of Music Education for Children 3
MU 541 Music Educational Psychology 3
MU 542 Fundamentals of Music Education 3

Music History and Theory

12 Credit Hours

MU 505 Music History I 3
MU 506 Music History II 3
MU 507 Music History III 3
MU 508 The Issues in Music Ministry 3
MU 509 Introduction to Convergence Therapy 3
MU 510 Choral Music Education 3
MU 520 Theory and Practice of Music Education for Children 3
MU 539 Music Technology and AI Music 3
MU 540 Computer Music and Graphic 3

Theory Courses in Applied Area

6 Credit Hours

CCM
MU 531 The Study of Praise and Worship I 3
MU 532 The Study of Praise and Worship II 3
Church Music
MU 533 Church Hymnology 3
MU 534 Church Music in Contemporary Culture 3
Composition
MU 527 Analysis of Choral Literatures 3
MU 528 Forms in Music 3
Conducting
MU 525 Instrumental Conducting 3
MU 526 Choral Literatures 3
Instrument
MU 529 Instrumental Music Literatures I 3
MU 530 Instrumental Music Literatures II 3
Music Coaching
MU 535 Art of Music Coaching 3
MU 536 Performance Technique and Pracice 3
Musical Arts Convergence
MU 537 Art and Culture Curation I 3
MU 538 Art and Culture Curation II 3
Music Education
MU 544 The Literature of Music Education I 3
MU 545 The Literature of Music Education II 3
Piano
MU 521 The Literature of Piano Music I 3
MU 522 The Literature of Piano Music II 3
Voice
MU 523 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music I 3
MU 524 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music II 3

Field Practicum Courses

3 Credit Hours

MU 600 Field Practicum 1.5
MU 601 Field Practicum 1.5

Free Electives

9 Credit Hours

Capstones

3 Credit Hours

CP 690 Capstone 3

Total

48 Credit Hours

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(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
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