Master of Music: Performance Emphasis

About

EWU offers Master of Music degrees in instrumental and vocal performance including piano, brass, percussion, string, and woodwinds. Study with the EWU artist faculty is supported by a wide range of ensemble experiences which include orchestra, wind ensemble, traditional and jazz choirs, concert jazz orchestra, jazz combos, pop combos, opera, chamber music, and contemporary ensembles.

Graduate students may have the unique opportunity to perform with area professional ensembles such as the Spokane Symphony, the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra while in residence at EWU. Students are mentored individually to ensure the content and substance of their program meet their career goal intentions.

Please contact Dr. Jody Graves, Graduate Program Director at jgraves@ewu.edu to arrange an audition or interview.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Performance Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

This is a professional degree, with a specialist field in Performance. Students must complete MUSC 601 Graduate Recital, instead of MUSC 600 and MUSC 602

Note: all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam.

Students seeking the MM in Performance degree must take MUSC 520 in their first quarter of enrollment.

Required Program Core
Music Research
MUSC 520RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC3
or MUSC 521 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 Participation 3
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/RecitalAll Masters students must write a thesis, or supporting recital document, or submit a Master’s Project and must pass an oral comprehensive examination.5
THESIS
GRADUATE RECITAL
FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Requirements for Performance Emphasis
MUSC 510ADVANCED CONDUCTING3
MUSC 530APPLIED INSTRUCTION (must be repeated six times)12
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
Vocal or Instrumental Pedagogy–Piano majors take 6 credits of piano pedagogy; other instrumentalists and vocalists take 3 credits of the appropriate pedagogy course in the series.3-6
PIANO PEDAGOGY I
PIANO PEDAGOGY II
PIANO PEDAGOGY III
PEDAGOGY VOCAL
PEDAGOGY STRINGS
PEDAGOGY WOODWINDS
PEDAGOGY BRASS
PEDAGOGY PERCUSSION
Language Diction Proficiency (voice majors only)0
Approved Electives–To be determined in consultation among the student, the student’s area advisor(s), and the graduate program advisor.11
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (strongly recommended)
Total Credits54-57

Catalog Listing