Western Kentucky University

Master of Music in Conducting (Teacher/Leader)

Master of Music in Conducting (Teacher/Leader)

(33-36 hour program)

Major Area- Conducting 12-15 hours

MUS 518   Advanced Conducting  3 hrs
MUS 500   Theory Seminar  3 hrs
MUS 519   Conducting Seminar  3-6 hrs
    Choral Emphasis  6 hrs
    Instrumental Emphasis  3 hrs
MUS 625   Graduate Capstone Project  3 hrs

 

Music Core-9 hours

MUS 530   Music Literature  3 hrs
MUS 525   Music and the Human Experience  3 hrs
MUS 511   Research Methods in Music  3 hrs

 

Music Education Teacher Leader Requirements: Professional Education Core-12 hours

TCHL   Foundations of Teacher Leadership  3 hrs
MUS 509*   Music Curr. in the Elementary and Middle Schools  3 hrs
MUS 514*   Secondary Music Curr.  3 hrs
MUS 512   Music Education Workshop  3 hrs

*Competencies included in TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554, and 558 are embedded in MUS 509 & 514. Students enrolled in MUS 509 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 530 course; those enrolled in MUS 514 will have opportunities to interact with students in the TCHL 558 course. Students will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in those competencies associated with TCHL 530, 540, 544, 548, 550, 554, and 558. Those students demonstrating proficiency would not be expected to complete learning outcomes related to those competencies and accompanying critical performances in MUS 509 and 514. They would be provided with advanced learning experiences associated with the courses or would be permitted to substitute another course. MUS 512 is a required course. Competencies included in TCHL 550, 554, and 558 are embedded in MUS 512. Students enrolled in MUS 512 will have opportunities to interact with students enrolled in the TCHL courses 550 & 554. The performances are loaded in the unit’s accountability system (E-PASS).

 

Program Exit Requirements:

Graduate Capstone Project Candidates must successfully complete MUS 625- Graduate Capstone Conducting project Student must conduct a concert-length public performance or lecture-recital with an ensemble approved by the conducting faculty which will include program notes. A minimal of grade B must be earned for exit from the degree program. Oral Comprehensive Exam A comprehensive approach to problem solving in the discipline of music, which includes historical, analytical and pedagogical applications. A committee of graduate music faculty will assess each candidate’s oral exam using a 1(low) to 4 (high) scoring rubric. A passing score of 3 or higher is needed to pass the exam graduation requirement.

 Last Modified 7/23/13