Jul 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Hayes School of Music


James Douthit, Dean
Jay Jackson, Associate Dean

http://music.appstate.edu

The Hayes School of Music houses degree programs at the Master of Music (MM) and Master of Music Therapy (MMT) levels. The following is a listing of the graduate degree programs with corresponding major codes (in parentheses). For more information, consult the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and/or refer to the Music listing in this Bulletin.

Music

Victor Mansure, Graduate Coordinator
mansurevn@appstate.edu

Cathy McKinney, Music Therapy Program Director
mckinneych@appstate.edu

The Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree is designed to prepare board-certified or board-eligible music therapists for advanced music therapy practice. Students may either select from one of the following Specialty Areas or, in consultation with the advisor, design a unique Specialty Area. Some Specialty Areas include Addictions, Autism, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Children), Expressive Arts, Gerontology, Health Care, Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Advanced clinical experiences will be designed to meet objectives within the student’s 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 Music Therapy Equivalency is designed for students who hold undergraduate degrees in fields other than music therapy and who wish to prepare for professional certification as a music therapist. Students who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than music therapy are required to complete the requirements for the Music Therapy Equivalency prior to enrolling in advanced music therapy courses.

The Equivalency requirements are available from the Hayes School of Music office, located in the Broyhill Music Center, or online at: http://graduate.music.appstate.edu/programs/music-therapy/equivalency-music-therapy

Programs

Master of Music

Master of Music Therapy

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 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 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 and Collegiate Teaching in Music Therapy (2)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Exploration of issues in undergraduate preparation of music therapists.
    Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 - Music Therapy Laboratory (0) .
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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 - Music Therapy Laboratory (0) .
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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 - Music Therapy Laboratory (0) .
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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 5 s.h. 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
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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.
    Permission of the instructor.
    Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with MUS 4600.]
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    MUS 5602 - Music Theory Pedagogy (3)


    When Offered: Spring. Alternate years
    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 - Music Therapy Laboratory (0) .
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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.
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    MUS 5995 - Clinical Paper in Music Therapy (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Implementation and scholarly documentation of supervised, advanced clinical work.
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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