Graduate Studies in Music at EKU

The EKU School of Music engages graduate students in a variety of learning opportunities, providing a contextual understanding of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical aspects of music. Students will leave with the artistic, technical and collaborative skills to create, perform and teach a variety of music. The National Association of Schools of Music, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education accredit our music degrees.

Our primary functions are to prepare music specialists for service in the public schools, to prepare students for careers in private studio teaching, concert performance, professional ensemble performance, teaching in colleges and universities, and other aspects of professional musicianship including the music industry.



Degree Programs Offered

The School of Music at Eastern Kentucky University offers six concentration options in the Master of Music program.  To apply for any of our graduate programs, visit http://gradschool.eku.edu/apply.


Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of assistantships are available to qualified candidates. To apply for an assistantship, applicants must be admitted to a concentration program within the School of Music. In addition, students should return the following application and accompanying materials by February 15th to:

Dr. Christine Carucci, Graduate Coordinator
EKU School of Music – Foster 101
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Christine.Carucci@eku.edu
(859) 622-1351
 


Core Courses For All Degree Options

MUS 755 or 756 Music Literature 3 credits
MUS 872 Music History 3 credits
MUS 884 or 887 Music Theory 3 credits
MUS 896
MUS 897
MUS 899

Recital*
Thesis*
Special Project*

3 credits
Electives Specified by Degree Option 10 credits
*as specified by the selected degree option.

Option In Instrumental Conducting

MUS 764 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2 credits
MUS 751 or 754 Performance Literature or Band Literature 2 credits
MUS 835 or 855 Orchestra or Band 1 credit
MUS 883 Seminar in Instrumental Conducting 2 credits
MUS 898 Research in Music or Music Education 3 credits
Electives Includes 4 credits of Applied Music 10 credits

             Option In Choral Conducting*

MUS 765 Advanced Choral Conducting 2 credits
MUS 880 Advanced Choral Procedures 2 credits
MUS 883 Seminar in Choral Procedures 2 credits
MUS 825 or 826 Concert Choir or University Singers 1 credit
MUS 898 Research in Music or Music Education 3 credits
Electives Includes 1 credit of Applied Music 10 credits
*Student may be required to take MUS 720 Diction, MUS 750 Teaching Techniques or foreign language as part of electives if no undergraduate coursework was completed in those areas

Option In Music Education

MUS 878 Foundations of Music 3 credits
MUS 885 Psychology of Music 3 credits
MUS 712 or MUS 750 Applied Piano or Teaching Techniques 1 credit
MUS 898 Research in Music or Music Education 3 credits
Electives Includes 4 credits of Applied Music 10 credits

Option In Theory/Composition

MUS 710 Special Topics in Music Theory 3 credits
MUS 788 Pedagogy of Theory 2 credits
MUS 886 Counterpoint 3 credits
MUS 888 Analytical Technique 3 credits
MUS 889 Advanced Composition 2 credits

Option in Performance*

Applied Music Applied Music Instruction Appropriate To Your Instrument of Voice* 10 credits
*Vocal Performance students must demonstrate experiences in both diction and languages for voice.  
 
 
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