Program Schedule

Our program offers flexible scheduling options:

  1. 4 summers - Completing the program in 4 summers, as seen in below, is the typical option.
  2. 3 summers and one academic semester - This may be an attractive alternative for local music teachers. During the fall and spring semesters, you can take graduate ensembles (which are concurrent enrollments of current undergraduate ensembles), private applied lessons, and conducting lessons. You will take almost all required classroom/lecture classes during 3 summer semesters. You may use your own school or church ensemble for your graduate recital ensemble.
  3. 3 summer and 2 academic year - This option is offered to international students who plan to continue their studies at the doctoral level. You will likely need more practice time to improve your English skills in order to be better prepared for doctoral studies. You will take most of the required graduate courses during 3 summer semesters, and ensembles, applied lessons, and private conducting lessons during the fall and spring. In order for you to remain in the U.S., you must maintain full-time student status (9 academic credit hours). You will be advised to take additional English courses and advanced music classes at the junior and senior level. You will be informed about the additional cost of this program.

Standard Schedule: 4 Summers

*Instrumental Practicum Ensemble and Graduate Instrumental Ensemble will be available during regular academic semesters.

** Selective applied lessons may available during regular academic semesters.

Summer 1

  • MUSC 611A Applied Conducting (1) or MUSC 611B Applied Conducting (1)
  • MUSC 631 Practicum Choir or MUSC 641 Practicum Instrumental Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 601-607 Applied lesson (1) **
  • MUSC 612 Graduate Choir (1) or MUSC 613 Graduate Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 633 Choral Literature (3) or MUSC 643, 644, or 645 Instrumental Literature (3)
  • MUSC 621 Research Methods in Music (3)

Note: MUSC 504 Music Theory Review - 2 credits. This class is not counted toward the degree but is required for those who do not pass the placement exam.

Summer 2

  • MUSC 611A Applied Conducting (1) or MUSC 611B Applied Conducting (1)
  • MUSC 631 Practicum Choir or MUSC 641 Practicum Instrumental Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 601-607 Applied lesson (1) **
  • MUSC 612 Graduate Choir (1) or MUSC 613 Graduate Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 632 Choral Methods (3) or MUSC 642 Instrumental Methods (3)
  • MUSC 622 Music History I (3)

Summer 3

  • MUSC 611A Applied Conducting (1) or MUSC 611B Applied Conducting (1)
  • MUSC 631 Practicum Choir or MUSC 641 Practicum Instrumental Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 601-607 Applied lesson (1) **
  • MUSC 612 Graduate Choir (1) or MUSC 613 Graduate Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 623 Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 626 Analysis and Performance (3)

Summer 4

  • MUSC 611A Applied Conducting (1) or MUSC 611B Applied Conducting (1)
  • MUSC 631 Practicum Choir or MUSC 641 Practicum Instrumental Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 601-607 Applied lesson (1) **
  • MUSC 612 Graduate Choir (1) or MUSC 613 Graduate Ensemble (1)*
  • MUSC 699 Graduate Project-recital (2)