Music (PHD)

PhD

Music, PhD

On Campus 90 cr 90 cr

The Ph.D. program is offered with an area of emphasis in music education, piano pedagogy, or vocal pedagogy.

Description

The Glenn Korff School of Music boasts a comprehensive faculty and an accommodating array of facilities. Westbrook Music Building houses a music library containing approximately 55,000 books, scores, and periodicals; 18,000 recordings; and computer listening and video booths. The Glenn Korff School of Music also maintains a music computer lab, a state-of-the-art music technology research classroom equipped with computers and software for music instruction, composition, and notation.

The performance complex consists of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, with stage dimensions sufficient for major touring production companies, and the Kimball Recital Hall. 

Specializations

  1. Music Education
    Courses Credit Hours
    Research Tools (9 hrs)
    EDPS 859 – Statistical Methods 3
    Choose one of the following courses (3hrs)
    EDPS 941 – Intermediate Statistics – Experimental Methods 3
    EDPS 942 – Intermediate Statistics – Correlational Methods 3
    EDPS 972 – Multivariate Analysis 3
    Choose one of the following courses (3hrs)
    EDPS 900a – Correlational & Experimental Methods in Educational Research 3
    EDPS 900b – Single-Case Experimental Designs in Educational Research 3
    EDPS 900d – Survey Methods in Educational Research 3
    EDPS 900j – Historical Methods in Educational Research 3
    EDPS 935 – Seminar in Qualitative Research 3
    EDPS 936 – Mixed Methods Research 3
    Music Education Major Area/Seminar (30 hours)
    MUED 980 – Quantitative Research Techniques in Music 3
    EDPS 900k – Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research 3
    MUED 836 – Psychology and Sociology of Music 3
    MUED 843 – Introduction to Research in Music Education 3
    MUED 845 – Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education 3
    Choose ONE of the following courses (3 hours)
    MUED 928 – Seminar in the Curriculum and Teaching of Music 3
    MUED 838 – Inclusive Music Education 3
    Choose FOUR of the following courses (12 hours)
    MUED 989a – Doctoral Seminar: Music Learning and Cognition 3
    MUED 989b – Doctoral Seminar: Philosophy and Policy 3
    MUED 989e – Doctoral Seminar: Technology for Teaching, Research, and Outreach 3
    MUED 989j – Doctoral Seminar: Individual Differences in Music Learning 3
    MEUD 989k – Doctoral Seminar: Assessment in Music 3
    MUED 989L – Doctoral Seminar: Philosophy in Music 3
    Total 39

    Department

    Music

  2. Piano Pedagogy
    Courses Credit Hours
    Piano Pedagogy Major Area (23 hours)
    MUAP 902 – Piano 12
    MUSR 998 – Recital 1
    MUSC 898 – Special Topics in Music: Public Teaching Demonstration 1
    MUSC 876 – Piano Literature 3
    Take 6 hours from the following courses
    MUSC 824 – Piano Pedagogy I: Foundations, Philosophies, & Theories 3
    MUSC 825 – Piano Pedagogy II: Approaches to Studio Teaching 3
    MUSC 826 – Piano Pedagogy III: Pedagogical Methods and Literature 3
    MUSC 996 – Special Problems: Seminar in Piano Pedagogy 3
    Research Tool & Doctoral Seminars (12 hrs)
    EDPS 859 – Statistical Methods 3
    MUED 980 – Quantitative Research Techniques in Music 3
    EDPS 900k – Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research 3
    Choose one of the following courses (3 hours)
    MUED 838 – Inclusive Music Education 3
    MUED 989a – Doctoral Seminar: Music Learning and Cognition 3
    MUED 989b – Doctoral Seminar: Philosophy and Policy 3
    MUED 989e – Doctoral Seminar: Technology for Teaching, Research, and Outreach 3
    MUED 989j – Doctoral Seminar: Individual Differences in Music Learning 3
    MEUD 989k – Doctoral Seminar: Assessment in Music 3
    MUED 989L – Doctoral Seminar: Philosophy in Music 3
    Total 38

    Department

    Music

  3. Vocal Pedagogy
    Courses Credit Hours
    Vocal Pedagogy Major Area (33 hours)
    MUSC 870 – Introduction Vocal Pedagogy I 3
    MUSC 971 – The Science of Singing 3
    MUSC 894 – Music Internship: Voice Practicum 3
    SLPA 865 – Voice Disorders 2
    MUAP 901 – Applied Voice 18
    MUSC 872 – Art Song II 3
    MUSC 898 – Special Topics in Music: Public Teaching Demonstration 1
    MUSR 098 – Graduate Recital in Applied Music: Lecture Recital 0
    MUSC 898 – Special Topics in Music: Voice Research Colloquium (must take 6 times) 0
    Research Tool & Doctoral Seminars (12 hrs)
    EDPS 859 – Statistical Methods 3
    Choose 9 hours from the following courses
    MUED 980 – Quantitative Research Techniques in Music 3
    EDPS 900k – Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research 3
    SLPA 854 – Research Methodology in Speech Pathology and Audiology 3
    EDPS 941 – Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods 3
    EDPS 942 – Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods 3
    EDPS 972 – Multivariate Analysis 3
    MUED 843 – Introduction to Research in Music Education 3
    GERM 803 – Advanced Syntax and Stylistics in German 3
    FREN 803 – Advanced Grammar 3
    MUSC 898 – Special Topics in Music: Bibliography for Vocal Music Pedagogues 1
    MUSC 836 – Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music 2
    Total 45 hours

    Department

    Music

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

Admission Deadlines

For financial consideration: Apply by December 15 for fall admission.

International students are encouraged to apply early: by April 1 for summer or fall, or by October 1 for spring.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Department

Music

Graduate Chair

Glenn Nierman

Support Staff

Colleen McDonald

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