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Music (MM) - Ethnomusicology
Music (MM) - Ethnomusicology

Music (MM) - Ethnomusicology

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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English requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language(link is external) (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15).  Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.

  • ​International English Language Testing System(link is external) (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6

  • Pearson PTE Academic(link is external) - minimum score of 60

  • Graduate English Language Endorsement(link is external) from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

  • CEPT Full Academic test (link is external)- offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110.

Course Information

The University of Arizona FFSoM offers the Master of Music degree with emphases in Composition, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology, and Performance (Instrumental, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Piano Accompanying, Piano Performance and Dance Accompanying, and Voice). Students must follow the degree requirements as outlined in the current FFSoM Graduate Handbook in the semester of their admission. Degree students whose registration has been inactive for two or more consecutive semesters who return to graduate study must follow the FFSoM Graduate Handbook degree requirements in effect during the semester of their readmission rather than the Handbook in effect at the time of their earlier admission.

School of Music

The School of Music offers programs leading to the Master of Music (MM) degree, the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.  MM degrees may be pursued with emphases in composition, ethnomusicology, music education, musicology, music theory, and performance (including accompanying and conducting); The DMA degree has emphases in composition, conducting, and performance. In the performance emphasis concentrations are available in bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, guitar, horn, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice. In the conducting emphasis concentrations are available in choral or instrumental/orchestral conducting. The PhD degree can be earned with emphases in music education, music theory, or musicology.  According to the National Association of Schools of Music, graduate education in music should foster and develop (1) those talents, interests, and philosophies that preserve and extend our cultural heritage; (2) professional competence in the communication and dissemination of knowledge; and (3) individuals with the potential to solve contemporary problems in various aspects of music. The University of Arizona, ranked among the nation’s most distinguished research universities, is a particularly invigorating environment in which to pursue such development. The graduate student body within the School of Music is of sufficient size and diversity to permit formal and informal exchanges of experiences, ideas, and knowledge. The internationally-recognized music faculty includes scholars, composers, and performers. Students work individually with faculty members in small seminars and tutorials, in informal studio and coaching sessions, and in intensive consultations relating to the preparation of theses, dissertations, and performance projects. The School of Music and the College of Fine Arts possess considerable resources to foster intellectual and artistic development, and the intellectual diversity of the university as a whole provides a stimulating environment and invites interdisciplinary inquiry.

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Core Coursework Requirements

The University of Arizona FFSoM offers the Master of Music degree with emphases in Composition, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Music Education,
Music Theory, Musicology, and Performance (Instrumental, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Piano Accompanying, Piano Performance and Dance
Accompanying, and Voice).

MM in Ethnomusicology

  • MUS 696B or 699 Musicology Introduction and Methods: 3 Units

  • MUS 696F Seminar in Ethnomusicology: 3 Units

  • Music History: 6 Units

  • Music Theory: 3 Units

  • MUSI 580 or 585 Applied Instrument or Voice: 4 Units

  • MUS 500Q/MUS 501/MUS 502/MUS 500T Non-western ensemble experience, e.g., World Music Gang, Mariachi Arizona, Summer Thunder, Steel Band; or Collegium Musicum: 2 Units

  • MUS 910 Thesis: 3 Units

  • ANTH 507/608B/696B Cultural Anthropology: 6 Units

  • Total: 30 Units

Elective Coursework

GRADUATE MUSIC (MUS) COURSES (not including Ensembles)

  • 510A/B Pedagogy (2-2)

  • 511A/B Diction for Singers (2-2)

  • 520A/B Counterpoint (3-3)

  • 521A Analysis of Tonal Music I: Form (3)

  • 521B Analysis of Tonal Music II: Chromaticism (3)

  • 521C Analysis of Contemporary Music (3)

  • 522A/B Art Song Repertory (2-2)

  • 523A/B History of the Opera (3-3)

  • 525 History and Literature of the Wind Band (3)

  • 526A/B Piano Literature (3-3)

  • 527A/B Careers in Music (2-2)

  • 528 Entrepreneurship in the Arts (3)

  • 530 Music in the Renaissance (3)

  • 531 Music in the Baroque (3)

  • 532 Music in the Classical Period (3)

  • 533 Music of the 20th Century (3)

  • 534 Music Since 1950 (3)

  • 535 Music in the Middle Ages (3)

  • 536 Music in the Romantic Period

  • 541 Electro-Acoustic Music (3)

  • 542 Electro-Acoustic Studio Resources (3)

  • 550 Advanced Studies in Music Teaching (3)

  • 551 Behavioral Research in the Arts (3)

  • 555 Music and German Literature (3)

  • 568 Studies in Latin American Music (3)

  • 588 European Literary-Pol. Cabaret (3)

  • 595B Art Music in the United States (3)

  • 596B Musicology Seminar (3) Rpt/3

  • 596E Seminar in Music and Dance Collab. (2)

  • 599 Independent Study (credit varies)

  • 600 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music (3)

  • 603 Qualitative Research in Music (3)

  • 604 Historical Research in Music (3)

  • 620A/B History of Speculative Theory (3-3)

  • 622 Theory Pedagogy (3)

  • 623 Post Tonal Analysis (3)

  • 624A Introduction to Schenkerian Theory (3)

  • 624B Seminar in Schenkerian Theory (3)

  • 625A/B Specialized Readings in Music Theory (3-3)

  • 635 Choral Literature and Technique (3) Rpt/5

  • 640 Advanced Composition (3) Rpt/5

  • 650 Foundations and Principles of Music Ed. (3)

  • 654 Psychology of Music (3)

  • 655 Quantitative Analysis in Music Education

  • 672 Teaching Music in Higher Education (3)

  • 693 Internship (1-6)

  • 694 Practicum (1-6)

  • 695B Special Topics in Music (3)

  • 696A Seminar in Music Education (3) Rpt/3

  • 696B Seminar in Musicology (3) Rpt/3

  • 696C Seminar in Music Theory (3) Rpt/3

  • 696D Seminar in Composition (3) Rpt/4

  • 696E Seminar in Keyboard Studies (3)

  • 696F Seminar in Ethnomusicology (3)

  • 699 Independent Study (credit varies)

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