The Master of Arts degree with concentration in choral music education features a broad range of core courses balanced by requirements specific to the choral experience. Unique to the Master of Arts in Music Education program is its emphasis on practical application in graduate study as well as cooperation among classroom, vocal, and instrumental music educators to produce superior music education in our schools and other musical settings.
The choral concentration explores effective ways to enrich the choral experience for singers in our classrooms focusing on conducting, pedagogy, repertoire and vocal development.
Required music education core courses (14 credits)
GMUS 600 Introduction to Scholarship & Research Methods in Music, 3 cr.
GMUS 601 Teaching and learning, 3 cr.
GMUS 608 Foundations of Music Education, 3 cr.
GMUS 611 Perspectives in Music Theory, 3 cr.
GMUS 750 Musicianship & Ensemble I, 1 cr.
GMUS 890 M.A. Final Project, 1 cr.
Required choral concentration courses (15 credits)
GMUS 518 Teaching Choral Repertoire, 2 cr.
GMUS 673 Choral Score Study and Literature I, 2 cr.
GMUS 674 Choral Score Study and Literature II, 2 cr.
GMUS 676 Voice Fundamentals, 2 cr.
GMUS 726 Intermediate Choral Conducting, 2 cr.
GMUS 727 Advanced Choral Conducting, 2 cr.
GMUS 728 Advanced Choral Conducting Lab, 1 cr.
GMUS 574 Applied Voice Study, 1 cr.
Private study; 12, 30-minute lessons arranged with the instructor.
Plus one of the following:
GMUS 541 Global Traditions for Choirs, 2 cr.
GMUS 542 Popular Music in Choir, 2 cr.
Choral elective courses (minimum of 4 credits)
GMUS 517 Developing the Child Voice in the Classroom, 2 cr.
GMUS 523 Teaching Adolescent Voices in a Choral Setting, 3 cr.
GMUS 527 Vocal Jazz Techniques, 2 cr.
GMUS 530 IPA/English/French Diction for Singers, 1 cr.
GMUS 531 IPA/Italian/German Diction for Singers, 1 cr.
GMUS 536 Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy, 3 cr.
GMUS 537 Latin American Music, 1 cr.
GMUS 544-xx Topics in Music Education, credits vary (advisor approval required)
GMUS 574 Voice Performance (30-minute lessons), 1 cr.
GMUS 612 Topics in Music History, Literature and Theory, 3 cr.
GMUS 651 Dalcroze Musicianship, 3 cr.
GMUS 671 African Music Ensemble, 2 cr.
GMUS 742 Kodály Level II, 3 cr.
GMUS 765 American Folk Music, 3 cr.
Other courses considered for elective credit (advisor approval required)
Music Diagnostic Exams
Oral Comprehensive Exam