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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master of Music degree combines advanced studies in an applied area of specialization with graduate-level academic study in bibliographic research, musicology, and music history. The degree prepares students to be professional performers, conductors, composers, teachers, and researchers, according to their area of specialization. The master of music degree is often required as the minimum teaching credential for university, college, and conservatory instrumental or vocal teaching positions, and in some areas of specialization are considered a terminal degree.

Concentrations (Required) and Options Available

  • Thesis
    • Music Composition
    • Music Theory
    • Music Education
    • Musicology
  • Project (Recital)
    • Choral Conducting
    • Collaborative Piano
    • Instrumental Conducting
    • Jazz
    • Music Education
    • Pedagogy
    • Performance (Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, or Winds)

Thesis Option

  • Music Composition. This concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in music composition. Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue careers as teachers of music composition-related subjects on the college level and to pursue doctoral study in music composition.
  • Music Education. This concentration is designed for persons who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education and certification to teach music in the public schools. Students seeking initial certification should consult with the coordinator of music education about additional requirements.
  • Music Theory. This concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in music theory. Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue careers as teachers of music theory-related subjects on the college level and to pursue doctoral study in music theory
  • Musicology. This concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in historical musicology and ethnomusicology. Graduates of this program would be qualified to pursue careers as teachers and researchers of musicology-related subjects at the college level and to pursue doctoral study in historical musicology or ethnomusicology.

Project (Recital) Option

  • Choral Conducting. This program is designed for students who intend to pursue careers as conductors of school, church, or community choral ensembles. Graduates of this program would also be qualified to pursue doctoral work in choral conducting.
  • Collaborative Piano. This program is designed for accomplished pianists who intend to pursue careers in vocal coaching or accompanying.
  • Instrumental Conducting. This program is designed for students who intend to pursue careers as conductors of school or civic instrumental ensembles. Candidates for this degree may focus on either band or orchestral conducting. Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue doctoral work in conducting.
  • Jazz. This program is designed for accomplished jazz musicians who intend to pursue careers as performers or teachers in the field of jazz.
  • Music Education. This concentration is designed for persons who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education and certification to teach music in the public schools. Students seeking initial certification should consult with the coordinator of music education about additional requirements.
  • Pedagogy (Piano or Vocal)
  • Performance. This program is designed for accomplished musicians who intend to pursue careers as performers or teachers.

Especializaciones

  • Music Education
  • Woodwind and Percussion Instruments

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (33 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$31.798,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2023

Lugar

College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To qualify for the degree, the student must achieve a B average (3.00) or above in MBA core courses required in his/her program, a B average or higher in courses comprising the concentration area, and a B average or higher in the overall program.

Para estudiantes internacionales

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree that is approximately equivalent in music requirements to degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a major appropriate to the applicant’s prospective area of concentration on the master’s level.
  • Applicants who plan to pursue the concentration in performance or music education are required to audition for the appropriate area faculty.
  • Applicants for admission to the program in composition must submit scores and recordings of representative works.
  • Applicants for the concentration in jazz, if appropriate, must audition in jazz improvisation and jazz piano proficiency and interview with members of the faculty in this area.
  • Applicants for the concentrations in choral conducting and voice must send pre-screening materials. See the School of Music website for details.
  • Other applicants are required to have an interview with members of the faculty of the prospective area of concentration.
  • All entering master’s degree students are required to take diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear-training, and musicology.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Application Deadline: Spring: June 15

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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