Master of Arts in Music with Liberal Arts Emphasis

About

The Master of Arts with a Liberal Arts emphasis gives you the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to focus on individual interests. You’ll get a broad-based, liberal arts-oriented music curriculum emphasizing the academic disciplines of music, including (but not limited to) performance, audio technology, music history, music theory, and interdisciplinary studies. We encourage you to explore projects and relationships between music and other fields in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Please contact Dr. Jody Graves at jgraves@ewu.edu for more details.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Liberal Arts Emphasis, Master of Arts (MA)

Note:

  • all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam;
  • students may focus on areas such as Music History, Music Theory or Music Composition;
  • students in the MA degree must take MUSC 520 in their first quarter of enrollment.
Required Program Core
Music Research–choose from the following3
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC
RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Music History–choose from the following6
TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE MEDIEVAL ERA
MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY
JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS
Music Theory/Composition
MUSC 560HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE3
MUSC 561COUNTERPOINT2
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
Note: an off-campus option requires advanced signed approval by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report. The following are 1 credit and must be repeated.
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/Recital
Note: prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.
MUSC 600THESIS5
or MUSC 601 GRADUATE RECITAL
or MUSC 602 FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
General/Liberal Arts Core
Three quarters of applied instruction–choose one of the following
MUSC 529APPLIED LESSON (must be repeated)3
or MUSC 530 APPLIED INSTRUCTION
Electives in Music10
Electives in supportive areas (music or non-music) approved in consultations among the student, the student's area advisor(s) and the graduate program advisor15
Total Credits50

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a Master in Music with Liberal Arts Emphasis from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • demonstrate graduate level musicianship in the understanding, knowledge and performance of music;
  • demonstrate critical and creative thinking, particularly in the chosen area of emphasis.