MaconCatalog : Townsend School of Music : Master of Music : Conducting (Choral or Instrumental)
 
Conducting (Choral or Instrumental)
The Master of Music in Conducting (MMC), offered by the School of Music, allows exceptional musicians, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music, to pursue intensive graduate studies in conducting. Within the degree, the student will choose a specialty area in either Choral or Instrumental conducting. The area of emphasis reflects the type of private conducting study (choral or wind ensemble). All MMC students will have the opportunity for added study in choral or wind ensemble conducting.
NOTE: MMC students have the option of adding the designation "with an emphasis in Church Music" by selecting six elective credit hours in church music.
 
Curriculum for the Master of Music in Conducting (Choral)
Major Area
MUS 640. Graduate Choral Conducting and Techniques
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting
6 credits
MUS 595. Graduate Ensemble
2 credits
MUS 633. Survey of Choral Literature I (Early-Baroque)
2 credits
MUS 634. Survey of Choral Literature II (1750-Present)
2 credits
MUS 575. Graduate Recital
0 credits
 
Total Major Area
14 credits
 
Other Studies in Music
 
MUS 656. Analytical Techniques I
3 credits
MUS 605. Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
(Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
 
MUS 650. Composition/Arranging or
2 credits
MUS 651. Orchestration
 
MUS 638. Vocal Pedagogy
2 credits
 
 
Total Other Studies in Music
13 credits
 
Elective Studies in Supportive Areas
 
6 credits from among the following:
 
MUS 560. Applied Voice
2 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
(Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
 
MUS 621. Service Playing
2 credits
MUS 625. Opera History and Literature
2 credits
MUS 626. Oratorio Aria Preparation
1 credit
*MUS 631. Church Music Administration and Philosophy
2 credits
*MUS 632. Hymnology
3 credits
MUS 637. Organ Skills (2 semesters)
4 credits
MUS 639. Piano Pedagogy (2 semesters)
2 credits
MUS 638/636. Vocal Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Orchestral Instrument
 
MUS 641. Graduate Instrumental Conducting
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting (not in area of specialization)
2 credits
MUS 645. Survey of Orchestral Literature
2 credits
MUS 646. Survey of Wind Ensemble Literature
2 credits
MUS 650/651. Arranging/Composition or Orchestration (The alternate choice from the “Other Studies” area)
2 credits
*MUS 652. Foundations of Christian Worship
3 credits
*MUS 653. Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits
MUS 655. Diction (3 semesters, 1 hour each semester)
3 credits
MUS 657. Analytical Techniques II
3 credits
MUS 658. Counterpoint in the Style of the 16th Century
3 credits
MUS 659. Counterpoint in the Style of the 18th Century
3 credits
MUS 680. Special Topics in Music
3 credits
MUS 681. Topics in Church Music Methods
1 credit
*MUS 701/702. Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II
1 credit
 
Total Electives
6 credits
Total Overall
33 credits
 
* To qualify for the designation with an emphasis in Church Music, students must complete six hours of elective study in church music. The church music courses are denoted by the asterisk (*).
 
Curriculum for the Master of Music in Conducting (Instrumental)
Major Area
MUS 641. Graduate Instrumental Conducting
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting
6 credits
MUS 645. Survey of Orchestral Literature
2 credits
MUS 646. Survey of Wind Ensemble Literature
2 credits
MUS 595. Graduate Ensemble
2 credits
MUS 575. Graduate Conducting Recital
0 credits
Total Major Area
14 credits
 
Other Studies in Music
MUS 656. Analytical Techniques I
3 credits
MUS 605. Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
(Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
 
MUS 650. Composition/Arranging or
2 credits
MUS 651. Orchestration
 
MUS 561, 562, 563. Applied Study: Major Performance Instrument
2 credits
 
Total Other Studies in Music
13 credits
 
Elective Studies in Supportive Areas
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
(Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
 
MUS 621. Service Playing
2 credits
*MUS 631. Church Music Administration and Philosophy
2 credits
*MUS 632. Hymnology
3 credits
MUS 633. Survey of Choral Literature: Renaissance & Baroque
2 credits
MUS 634. Survey of Choral Literature: Mid-18th Century to Present
2 credits
MUS 636. Pedagogy of an Orchestral Instrument
2 credits
MUS 638. Vocal Pedagogy
2 credits
MUS 640. Graduate Choral Conducting Techniques
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting (not in area of specialization)
2 credits
MUS 643. Graduate Seminar in Choral Cond.
2 credits
MUS 650 . Composition/Arranging or
2 credits
MUS 651. Orchestration
 
*MUS 652. Foundations of Christian Worship
3 credits
*MUS 653. Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits
MUS 657. Analytical Techniques II
3 credits
MUS 658. Counterpoint in the Style of the 16th Century
3 credits
MUS 659. Counterpoint in the Style of the 18th Century
3 credits
MUS 680. Special Topics in Music
1-3 credits
*MUS 681. Topics in Church Music Methods
1 credit
*MUS 701/702. Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II
1 credit
 
Total Electives
6 credits
Total Overall
33 credits
 
*To qualify for the designation “with an emphasis in Church Music,” students must complete six hours of elective study in church music. The church music courses are denoted by the asterisk (*).