Music Theory - Composition Master of Music

Requirements for Admission to Program without Deficiencies:

Undergraduate studies in music equivalent to a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in theory or composition, or any other undergraduate music degree which includes four semesters of music theory (equivalent to Fredonia's MUS 121-MUS 122, MUS 123-MUS 124, MUS 221-MUS 222, MUS 223-MUS 354), a music history survey (equivalent to MUS 263 and MUS 264), and advanced undergraduate courses in theory, composition, orchestration, counterpoint, or music history totaling at least 12 semester hours.

Music Theory Track

Final Comprehensive Oral Examination required

Core Requirements

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Required Theory Courses

MUS 50320th CenturyCounterpoint

3

MUS 614The Pedagogy of Music Theory

3

MUS 652Schenkerian Analysis

3

MUS 653Post-Tonal Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Music History Requirements.

Select 3 of the following:

MUS 542Renaissance Period in Music

3

MUS 643Baroque Period in Music

3

MUS 544Classical Period in Music

3

MUS 545Romantic Period in Music

3

MUS 646Modern Period In Music

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Final Requirements

During the final semester, theory track majors will complete the following projects:

MUS 695Thesis

1-3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • MUS 695 is a variable 1-3 credit hour course. Students must complete the course for 3 credit hours in order to satisfy the degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Music Composition Track

Final Comprehensive Oral Examination required

Core Requirements

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Composition Requirements

MUS 609Composition

3

MUS 610Composition

3

MUS 611Composition

3

MUS 651Pedagogy of Music Composition

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Music Theory Requirements

MUS 614The Pedagogy of Music Theory

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose one course from the following:

MUS 50320th CenturyCounterpoint

3

MUS 652Schenkerian Analysis

3

MUS 653Post-Tonal Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Music History Requirements

Select three courses from the following:

MUS 542Renaissance Period in Music

3

MUS 643Baroque Period in Music

3

MUS 544Classical Period in Music

3

MUS 545Romantic Period in Music

3

MUS 646Modern Period In Music

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Final Requirements

During the final semester, composition track majors will complete the following projects:

MUS 695Thesis

1-3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • MUS 695 is a variable 1-3 credit hour course. Students must complete the course for 3 credit hours in order to satisfy the degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 36