Jan 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hayes School of Music


James Douthit, Dean
Jay Jackson, Associate Dean

http://music.appstate.edu

The Hayes School of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degrees.

Victor Mansure, Graduate Degree Program Director, Music Performance (MM)
mansurevn@appstate.edu

Cathy McKinney, Graduate Degree Program Director, Music Therapy (MMT)
mckinneych@appstate.edu

Jennifer Snodgrass, Graduate Certificate Program Director, Music Theory Pedagogy Research and Practice
snodgrassjs@appstate.edu

The Master of Music degree in Performance provides a comprehensive education in music as an expression of artistic talent with a thorough knowledge of pedagogy and applied literature. The degree offers the student performer the opportunity to develop high levels of musicianship and instill a lifelong desire to participate creatively as a dedicated artist, performer, scholar, and teacher. Students may choose from among 23 concentrations in areas related to their instrument, music composition, or instrumental conducting and may elect to add the Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy Research and Practice.

Appalachian’s Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree is designed to prepare board-certified or board-eligible music therapists for advanced practice in music therapy. In cooperation with the academic advisor, each student selects a specialty area and elective courses that will help meet individual career objectives. Specialty areas include Addictions, Expressive Arts, Gerontology, Health Care, Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. In consultation with the advisor, the student also may design a unique specialty area. This degree is designed to meet the standards established by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music for the Master of Music Therapy degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy Research and Practice allows students to gain a focused knowledge of teaching music theory and aural skills, both through practical in classroom teaching and through research and discovery in analytical and pedagogical courses.  Students enrolled in the program will be expected to research emerging trends in general pedagogy as well as implement new approaches into their own teaching demonstrations. With courses required in research, pedagogy, a proficiency in functional piano in teaching, proficiency in sight-singing, coupled with teaching practicums and mentor opportunities with master teachers from the theory faculty, students enrolled in this program will be introduced to many of the pedagogical techniques that are emerging through research and classroom experiences.

Dual Degree Enrollment

Qualified students may pursue two master’s degree programs simultaneously. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree must meet all admission, thesis, proficiency, candidacy, comprehensive, and product of learning requirements for both programs.

The Hayes School of Music has partnered with the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in the Reich College of Education to offer the following dual degree program:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, General Concentration, MA and Music Therapy, MMT  

 

Programs

Master of Music

Master of Music Therapy

Graduate Certificate

Courses

Applied Music

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    AMU 6001-6026 - Applied Music (Major-principal) (2-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Two 30-minute individual lessons or equivalent in individual and/or class lessons and six practice hours per week for each semester hour credit. Additional fee (Summer Term).
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    AMU 6001-6026 - Applied Music (Secondary) (1-1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    One 30-minute individual lesson and six practice hours per week. Additional fee (Summer Term).

Music

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    MUS 5006 - Philosophy of Music (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    An investigation of the major philosophies of music in both historical and contemporary perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on aesthetic theory. The relationship between aesthetics of music educational methodology will be examined.
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    MUS 5007 - Music Bibliography (2)


    When Offered: Fall
    An introduction to bibliographical research in music, with emphasis on the application of theoretical concepts to practical problems of historical scholarship. Both traditional research processes and newer technologies for accessing scholarly communication are covered.
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    MUS 5008 - Research in Music Education (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    The organization and reporting of research in music education, including classroom/performance field-based data collection and analysis, is studied.
    Prerequisite: MUS 5007 .
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    MUS 5010 - Research Methods in Music Therapy (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Overview of research theory, ethics, and methodologies in music therapy.
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    MUS 5013 - History of Musical Style (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    A study of the tendencies of musical style within the major periods of western music history, with emphasis placed on the development of important genres. Consideration is given to geographic location and the social, political, and general cultural history of the time. The styles of representative composers are studied and comparisons are drawn between the arts and across stylistic periods.
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    MUS 5018 - Applied Area Literature (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A comprehensive, historical survey of music for the major instrument, with a detailed study of at least one selected solo work representative of the style of each music period. Attention will also be directed to representative ensemble literature and the compilation of a discography and bibliography. May be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
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    MUS 5020 - Choral/Vocal Techniques (4)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    Designed for those who are preparing to become quality teachers of choral/vocal music in grades K-12. Emphasis on the technique of vocal production and its role in the development of choral ensemble performance practices. Examination of the philosophy and pedagogical concepts and techniques leading to an exemplary choral/vocal program.
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    MUS 5021 - Instrumental Techniques (4)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    Designed for those who are preparing to become quality teachers of instrumental music in grades K-12. Emphasis on the philosophy, pedagogical concepts, and techniques leading to the development of an exemplary instrumental music program.
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    MUS 5022 - Applied Area Pedagogy (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Pedagogical techniques related to the fundamental principles in the major performance area. Emphasis will be placed on historical development, an examination and evaluation of basic concepts, a consideration of style and technique, and research into the various pedagogical approaches to functional efficiency.
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    MUS 5023 - Choral Masterworks (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    A study of representative choral masterworks from the Renaissance to the present. This course is intended for the advanced choral student who has a background in choral conducting.
    Prerequisites: MUS 3020 (Conducting), MUS 3022 (Choral Conducting Practicum) and MUS 3032 (Choral Techniques and Literature) or equivalent.
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    MUS 5024 - Concert Band Literature (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    A comprehensive study of the literature for winds and percussion. Analysis, score study, and aural recognition of representative compositions.
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    MUS 5030 - Advanced Conducting (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    The critical examination of choral and instrumental scores with emphasis on score analysis, interpretative decision making, and advanced conducting technique.
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    MUS 5035 - Clinical Experience in Music (1)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    An intensive clinical experience in music. Students will join respected professionals in instrumental or choral/vocal conducting in seminar, rehearsal and performance experiences.
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    MUS 5039 - Advanced Orchestral Repertoire for Bowed Strings (1)


    When Offered: Spring, Odd-numbered years
    Instruction of string orchestral literature commonly encountered in the professional orchestral setting plus orchestral solo repertoire. Presents information for professional performance application procedures, including correct presentation of letters of inquiry, preparation of a professional dossier, preparation of musical material, and gathering an ample library of the specific printed music that most orchestral auditions will require. Several mock auditions are experienced and participation in at least one professional orchestral audition is required.
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    MUS 5040 - Current Trends and Critical Issues in Music Education (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    An examination of current trends, pedagogical practices, and critical issues in music education.
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    MUS 5041 - The Comprehensive Music Curriculum (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session, Alternate years
    An examination of the philosophy, components, and methodologies of the comprehensive music curriculum.
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    MUS 5050 - Supervision in Music Therapy (2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Exploration of issues in supervision of music therapy students, interns, and music therapists.
    Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 .
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    MUS 5051 - Advanced Topics in Music Therapy (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Investigation and examination of current trends, especially those related to advanced clinical practice in music therapy, including client assessment through music experiences and innovative treatment methods.
    Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 .
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    MUS 5054 - Advanced Alexander Technique for Musicians (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    An advanced course in constructive conscious thought, feeling, and action that studies and applies the principles of the Alexander Technique, developed by F. M. Alexander, to musicians. This course addresses practical and professional applications that are designed to bring about a positive stage presence, ease of coordination and performance, clear communication, creativity, and agency. May be repeated for credit. Open only to music majors.
    [Dual-listed with MUS 4054.]
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    MUS 5060 - Bonny Method of GIM (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    Through lectures, demonstrations, and supervised experiences as guide and traveler, this training will develop knowledge and skill in the use of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as a method of self-exploration and a psychotherapeutic process.
    Prerequisite: A GIM personal session. This course may be repeated with permission of the program director for up to 9 hours of credit towards the MMT.
    (Note: MUS 5060 requires participation in a 5-day intensive workshop that is conducted off-campus between academic terms and requires payment of workshop fees in addition to tuition.)
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    MUS 5061 - Advanced Clinical Improvisation (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Theory and practice of advanced techniques for clinical music improvisation.
    Prerequisite: MUS 4060 (Clinical Piano Improvisation) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 .
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    MUS 5062 - Ethical Thinking and Anti-Oppressive Practices in Music Therapy (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An overview of ethics, multicultural theories, and anti-oppressive practices in music therapy.
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    MUS 5063 - Advanced Readings in Music Theory Pedagogy (2)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    A study of current pedagogical trends as they relate to research and practice in the field of music theory pedagogy. Students will be asked to compile a literature review, develop a research statement and proposal, and complete a scholarly research project on a chosen topic relating to pedagogy.
    Prerequisite: MUS 5602  
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    MUS 5064 - Advanced Topics in Musical Analysis (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    A study of advanced analytical techniques, including topics in Schenkerian analysis, musical form, and popular music. Each unit will conclude with analysis assignments in the form of papers and presentations.
    Prerequisite: MUS 5600  or permission of instructor.
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    MUS 5065 - Teaching Practicum in Music Theory (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    A hands-on practical experience in teaching music theory and/or aural skills. Students will be asked to assist a primary instructor in a core class in either music theory or aural skills. Duties will include assignments in classroom teaching, creation and grading of assessments, and leading in-class discussions.
    Prerequisite: MUS 5063  and MUS 5064 . Proficiency must be demonstrated in keyboard and sight singing before enrolling in MUS 5065.
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    MUS 5066 - Pedagogy Portfolio (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    The main purpose of this course is to provide assistance and guidance to students as they prepare their Pedagogy Portfolio. Students will be required to create a final document that includes artifacts that represent their teaching practices as well as individual research in the field of music theory and aural skills pedagogy.
    Prerequisite: MUS 5065  
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    MUS 5070 - Technology for Music Educators (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    A survey of contemporary technology used to compose, arrange, perform, record, and digitally distribute music. Students will gain practical knowledge of the concepts necessary to integrate technology into the general music classroom as well as choral and instrumental rehearsal halls.
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    MUS 5071 - Orff Schulwerk Level I (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    Based on the ideas and teachings of Carl Orff, Level I Orff-Schulwerk coursework provides a means of experiencing and understanding the philosophy and process of this approach to teaching music. Emphasis is placed on cultivation of an understanding of the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy, enhancement of creative and compositional skills, development of music pedagogy and instructional skills appropriate for use with diverse student populations, and creation of a classroom environment facilitating success of all students.
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    MUS 5072 - Orchestral Literature (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    A comprehensive study of the literature for orchestra. Analysis, score study, and aural recognition of representative compositions.
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    MUS 5100 - Performance Ensemble (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Students will assume leadership roles as set forth by the ensemble director, including activities such as directing sectional rehearsals, preparing program notes and assisting with individual instruction.
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    MUS 5101 - Second Performance Ensemble (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Designed for graduate students who are taking a second performance ensemble within a given semester. Students will assume leadership roles as set forth by the ensemble director, including activities such as directing sectional rehearsals, preparing program notes and assisting with individual instruction.
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    MUS 5160 - Conducting Seminar (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    The Conducting Seminar is a weekly opportunity for the graduate conducting students to share the recordings of their rehearsals, share ideas for improvement, and learn from each other and from the instructor. Students will also present several masterworks in seminar, sharing their approaches to score marking, preparation, study, and analysis. These works may later be performed by the graduate students within various ensembles as deemed appropriate by the faculty. May be repeated for a total credit of four semester hours.
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    MUS 5170 - Professional and Scholarly Practices for Musicians (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    Students will be introduced to a variety of skills essential for the performing musician, including introduction to research methods and resources, communication in the lecture-recital/lecture-demonstration format to equip students with the skills of adapting research findings into clear, concise, and comprehensible formats, and entrepreneurship.
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    MUS 5200 - Music Therapy Laboratory (0)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Music improvisation-based laboratory designed to provide direct experiences as a participant in a music therapy group.
    Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, or five semester hours of MUS 3900 (Music Therapy Practicum). Required of all music therapy graduate students.
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    MUS 5500 - Independent Study in Music (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
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    MUS 5525 - Product of Learning (2)


    When Offered: Spring
    Graded on an S/U basis.
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    MUS 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Variable content which may be repeated for credit. Topics will include special areas of music theory, music literature and music education.
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    MUS 5600 - Analytical Techniques (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    The development of techniques for analysis of music from the Baroque through the Romantic period through counterpoint, melodic structure, harmony, and form.
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with MUS 4600.]
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    MUS 5602 - Music Theory Pedagogy (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    A study of teaching techniques and current research in the field of music theory pedagogy. Students will review current texts, software, and teaching styles. Students will design and implement new pedagogical approaches through teaching demonstrations and curriculum development.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with MUS 4602.]
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    MUS 5900 - Advanced Music Therapy Practicum (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    In-depth clinical experience designed to broaden clinical skills or provide opportunity for application of advanced music therapy methods.
    Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 .
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    MUS 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels. MUS 5989 does not count toward a degree.
    Graded on an S/U basis.
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    MUS 5995 - Clinical Paper in Music Therapy (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Culminating clinical paper in scholarly form documenting in-depth clinical experience and application of advanced music therapy methods.
    Graded on an S/U basis.
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    MUS 5996 - Creative Project in Music Therapy (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Execution and scholarly documentation of a research based clinical project.
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    MUS 5997 - Practicum Experience (2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A field-oriented course involving supervised implementation of the pedagogical techniques developed during the course of study.
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    MUS 5998 - Master of Music in Performance Recital (1-3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
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    MUS 5999 - Thesis (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.