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2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin Changes

Since the publication of the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin, the Jacobs School of Music Council will approve several changes to the curriculum. The most important of these (along with corrections of some misprints) will be listed here.

Please note that these changes apply to students entering in semesters after the changes were approved. Students who entered before that date may petition to have the new requirements apply to their degrees; ordinarily this means switching to all the requirements of the most recent Bulletin.

DM in Composition (5 February 2009)

Prerequisite

Master’s degree in composition or its demonstrated equivalent, including previous experience as a composer. Students who are deficient in areas such as music performance, score reading, conducting (choral and orchestral), or orchestration are required to make up these deficiencies at least one full year before work for the degree is completed.

Admission

Applicants should submit (1) a portfolio of four to six scores representing a variety of forms and media, including one orchestral work; (2) a chronological list of completed compositions, including date, instrumentation, duration, and any performances; and (3) recordings of performances demonstrating the range of their abilities. Those invited to interview should be prepared for a brief ear-training examination.

Major

36 credit hours. K910 Composition Graduate Major (18 cr.) with concurrent registration in I500 Performance and Composition Masterclass (0 cr.); K701 Doctoral Composition Chamber Recital (1 cr.); K702- K703 Doctoral Composition Document I-II (0-0 cr.); K700 Dissertation in Composition (8 cr.); music electives (9 cr. in conducting, composition, electronic music, or other area approved by the department; must include a graduate-level course in conducting (new music, orchestral, choral, or wind) unless one has been taken previously; may include additional dissertation credits.) K702 (movement of chamber music written during a week-long examination period) and K703 (setting of a given text during a 24-hour period) should be completed within two semesters of first registration.

Minors

See "Doctoral Minors" under “General Reequirements for Doctoral Degrees” in this bulletin. The “guided electives” option is not available for composition majors.

Tool Subjects

T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.) and T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.) or equivalents, which will not be included in the total credit hours required for the major, but may count toward a minor in music theory.

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Brass (all instruments) (5 February 2009)
Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Pedagogy (Brass) - discontinued degree for newly admitted students
Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance

Prerequisite

Master’s degree with the same major or its demonstrated equivalent.

Admission

Admission to the curriculum is determined on the basis of an extensive performance audition and an interview on the literature and techniques relating to the major instrument.

Major

  • Horn
    • 36 credit hours. B910 Horn Graduate Major (16 cr.), B601 Doctoral Brass Recital (1-1-1 cr.), B602 Doctoral Brass Chamber Recital (1 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.), M641-M642 Brass Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), music literature elective (3 cr.).
    • 6 credits selected from the following: E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.), E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.), E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.), E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.), E596 Research in Music (1-6 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.), or other courses approved by the brass department. May include up to 2 additional credits of performance study and up to 4 additional credits of M620 Doctoral Final Project.
  • Trumpet
    • 36 credit hours. B920 Trumpet Graduate Major (16 cr.), B601 Doctoral Brass Recital (1-1-1 cr.), B602 Doctoral Brass Chamber Recital (1 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.), M641-M642 Brass Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), music literature elective (3 cr.).
    • 6 credits selected from the following: E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.), E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.), E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.), E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.), E596 Research in Music (1-6 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.), or other courses approved by the brass department. May include up to 2 additional credits of performance study and up to 4 additional credits of M620 Doctoral Final Project.
  • Trombone
    • 36 credit hours. B930 Trombone Graduate Major (16 cr.), B601 Doctoral Brass Recital (1-1-1 cr.), B602 Doctoral Brass Chamber Recital (1 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.), M641-M642 Brass Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), music literature elective (3 cr.).
    • 6 credits selected from the following: E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.), E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.), E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.), E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.), E596 Research in Music (1-6 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.), or other courses approved by the brass department. May include up to 2 additional credits of performance study and up to 4 additional credits of M620 Doctoral Final Project.
  • Euphonium
    • 36 credit hours. B940 Euphonium Graduate Major (16 cr.), B601 Doctoral Brass Recital (1-1-1 cr.), B602 Doctoral Brass Chamber Recital (1 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.), M641-M642 Brass Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), music literature elective (3 cr.).
    • 6 credits selected from the following: E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.), E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.), E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.), E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.), E596 Research in Music (1-6 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.), or other courses approved by the brass department. May include up to 2 additional credits of performance study and up to 4 additional credits of M620 Doctoral Final Project.
  • Tuba
    • 36 credit hours. B950 Tuba Graduate Major (16 cr.), B601 Doctoral Brass Recital (1-1-1 cr.), B602 Doctoral Brass Chamber Recital (1 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.), M641-M642 Brass Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), music literature elective (3 cr.).
    • 6 credits selected from the following: E509 Horn Pedagogy (1 cr.), E510 Trumpet Pedagogy (1 cr.), E511 Trombone Pedagogy (1 cr.), E512 Tuba Pedagogy (1 cr.), E596 Research in Music (1-6 cr.), E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.), or other courses approved by the brass department. May include up to 2 additional credits of performance study and up to 4 additional credits of M620 Doctoral Final Project.

Minors

See “Doctoral Minors” under “General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees” in this bulletin.

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Graduation Requirements (20 November 2008)

Page 29 (under master's degrees). Add: Required Grades. Students in a master's degree program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to graduate.

Page 30 (under doctoral degrees). Add: Required Grades. Students in a doctoral degree program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to graduate.

All other grade requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM and MM in Instrumental Conducting (20 November 2008)

Degree title has been changed to Orchestral Conducting. Course titles that included "Instrumental Conducting" changed to "Orchestral Conducting."

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Doctoral Degree Oral Qualifying Examinations (9 October 2008)

The oral qualifying examination is administered by the student's advisory committee. The major field oral qualifying examination has as its aim the assessment of the student's knowledge of the major area. For D.M. students (performance, conducting, or composition), the examination is especially focused on the literature included in a repertoire list approved by the student's advisory committee. This examination may include assessment of the student's ability to articulate an understanding of the formal/analytical characteristics of the music, its historical development and social context, and features related to its teaching and learning. Minor field oral examinations, if required, take place at the same time as the major field oral examination, but are evaluated separately. The result of each portion of the examination is determined by a majority vote of the advisory committee members from that field. A failed examination may be retaken once. The committee will prescribe the scope of questioning of the reexamination. Oral examinations may be scheduled during the second summer session only if the entire advisory committee is available.

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Violin (10 July 2008)
  • Violin
    • 36 credit hours. S910 Violin Graduate Major (18 cr.); S611-S612 Doctoral Violin Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); S613 Doctoral Violin Concerto (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.).
    • 6 credit hours chosen from M665 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature I (2 cr.); M666 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature II (2 cr.); M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); 2 credit hours chosen from E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.), E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.), E 505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.), or F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); S650 String Section Leader (1 cr.) or F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Viola (10 July 2008)
  • Viola
    • 36 credit hours. S920 Viola Graduate Major (18 cr.); S621-S622 Doctoral Viola Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); S614 Doctoral Viola Concerto (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.).
    • 6 credit hours chosen from M665 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature I (2 cr.); M666 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature II (2 cr.); M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); 2 credit hours chosen from E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.), E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.), E 505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.), or F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); S650 String Section Leader (1 cr.) or F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Violoncello (10 July 2008)
  • Violoncello
    • 36 credit hours. S930 Violoncello Graduate Major (18 cr.); S631-S632 Doctoral Violoncello Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); S633 Doctoral Violoncello Concerto (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.).
    • 6 credit hours chosen from M667 Survey of Violoncello Literature I (2 cr.); M668 Survey of Violoncello Literature II (2 cr.); M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); 2 credit hours chosen from E506 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.) or F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.); S650 String Section Leader (1 cr.) or F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Double Bass (10 July 2008)
  • Double Bass
    • 36 credit hours. S940 Double Bass Graduate Major (18 cr.); S651-S652 Doctoral Double Bass Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1 cr.); M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.); M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-1-1 cr.); E515 Double Bass Pedagogy (2 cr.).
    • 5 credit hours chosen from S650 String Section Leader (1 cr.), F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.), F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.), or F520 Special Topics (1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Early Music (10 July 2008)

DELETE - "Basso continuo proficiency. Proficiency in basso continuo as demonstrated by departmentalexamination administered before the first semester of registration; may be met by passing F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music."

DM in Early Music Language Requirement (9 October 2008)

Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish. The choice of language is subject to approval by the chair of the student's advisory committee and the Director of Graduate Studies. Proficiency in a language may be demonstrated by (a) passing an examination administered by the appropriate language department, (b) passing a translation exam administered by the early music department, (c) earning grades of B or higher in two semesters of reading courses at the graduate level, or (d) earning a grade of B or higher in a literature course in the language at the 300 level or higher.

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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MM in Early Music (10 July 2008)

DELETE - "Basso continuo proficiency (keyboard/plucked instrument students) Proficiency in basso continuo as demonstrated by departmental examination."

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Keyboard Proficiency (10 July 2008)

Pg. 27-28

All music graduate students, including those whose principal or proficiency instrument is piano, must pass a keyboard proficiency examination or its equivalent.

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MA in Musicology (28 September 2007)

Master of Arts examination To be taken in the semester in which a student completes the course work for the degree. Students will also submit a portfolio of papers written for graduate courses in the department.

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MM in Harp (24 January 2008)

Major

18 credits hours. H900 Harp Graduate Major (16 cr.), I711 Master’s Recital (0 cr.), F549 Harp Ensemble or F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Harp (24 January 2008)

Major 

36 credit hours. H900 Harp Graduate Major (18 cr.), H601 Doctoral Harp Recital I (1 cr.), H602 Doctoral Harp Recital II (Lecture) (1 cr.), H603 Doctoral Harp Recital III (Concerto) (1 cr.), H604 Doctoral Harp Recital IV (Chamber) (1 cr.), M643-M644 Seminar in Harp Literature I-II (3-3 cr.), E513 Harp Pedagogy (3 cr.), E514 Applied Harp Pedagogy (3 cr.), M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Performer and Artist Diploma - Harp (24 January 2008)

CHAMBER MUSIC COACHING: Harp students: MUS-F 449/MUS-F 549 Harp Ensemble or MUS-F 450/MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (1 credit hour each semester of enrollment except summer session II).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Performer's Certificate Procedures (24 January 2008)

Pg. 87, number 2.

The required quorum for attendance at the recital is five faculty members. The student, performance instructor, and department chair should consult to be sure that the recital is scheduled at a time when the required quorum can be met. The chair of the student’s department has the responsibility to assemble the faculty committee in consultation with the performance instructor. Based on the number present, the necessary number of positive votes to be nominated for a special hearing by the All-Faculty Performer’s Certificate Hearing is shown in parentheses: 5(4), 6(4), 7(5), 8(6), 9(6), 10(7), 11(8), 12(8), 13(9), 14(10), 15(10), 16(11), 17(12), 18(12), 19(13), 20(14), 21(14).

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DM in Piano (29 November 2007)

Page 49 of the bulletin, add length detail to P603: "P603 Doctoral Piano Lecture/Recital (1 cr.) (at least 40 minutes of music required)."

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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PD in Piano (29 November 2007)

Eliminate the line in the bulletin page 87 that specifies the piano PD recital as 40-50 minutes (the department wants the piano PD recital to be 50-60 minutes, as are other PD recitals).

All other requirements as listed in the 2007-2009 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.

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Typographical Errors

Pg. 33 - Under "Preliminary Requirements" number 2: the word "certin" should be "certain."

Pg. 39 - Under DM Composition, Admission - should say "date, instrumentation, duration, and any performances."

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