Musicology Department

Degrees

Masters Program

Prerequisite:
Bachelor's degree (B.M. or B.A.) with a major in music, or demonstrated equivalent.

Admission:
Applications for the M.A. in musicology must include a formal research paper on a historical or theoretical subject in music. The applicant's scores on the GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.Please see Admissions & Financial Aid office for more information.

Major:
18 credit hours.

Music History and Literature Courses: three courses selected from M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.), M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.), M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.), M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.), M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.), M654 Classic Music (3 cr.), M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.), M656 Modern Music (3 cr.), M657 Music Since 1960 (3 cr.), M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated), or M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated);

Music Theory Analysis Courses: two courses selected from T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.), T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.), T555 Schenkerian Analysis (3 cr.), or T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.)

M601 Master's Seminar in Musicology (3 cr.)

Music History and Literature Requirement:
6 credit hours selected from M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.), M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.), M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.), M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.), M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.), M654 Classic Music (3 cr.), M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.), M656 Modern Music (3 cr.), M657 Music Since 1960 (3 cr.), M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated), or M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated)

Other Required Credits:

6 credit hours, inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music. See General Requirements for Master's Degrees in JSoM Bulletin for details.

Tool Subjects:
M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.). Reading knowledge of German, as demonstrated by musicology department examination.

Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. Reading knowledge in a language may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • by passing an examination administered by the appropriate language department
  • by passing a translation examination administered by the musicology department
  • by grades of B or higher in two semesters of reading courses at the graduate level
  • by receiving a grade of B or higher in a literature or civilization course at Indiana University numbered 300 or higher (exclusive of individual readings and correspondence courses) in which the reading is done in the foreign language.

Ensemble:
2 credit hours each semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates.

Master of Arts Examination:
Students take the Master of Arts examination in musicology during the term in which they complete their course work for the degree.

Students may be denied the M.A. degree or admission to the Ph.D. curriculum in musicology at Indiana University on the basis of performance on the Master of Arts examination.

Please see Graduate Advising Office for more information on degree requirements.