The Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Music Pedagogy is for vocalists, pianists, and instrumentalists who are interested in refining their knowledge and skills for effective studio teaching in public or private settings. The curriculum focuses on teaching strategies, literature, and improving performance skills.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Connect theory with professional practice.
- Integration and facilitation of research.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
36 semester credit hours (SCH).
A grade of A or B for courses to be counted toward the degree.
An oral examination will include a comprehensive review of the major area of emphasis, the culminating project, and evaluation of musical styles. The result of the exam will be reported as:
- not pass, or
- deferral (exam may only be repeated once).
A lecture-recital will satisfy the recital requirement. Voice pedagogy students take a placement exam in sight-reading and keyboard proficiency and are expected to be proficient in German, French, and Italian diction.
|MU 5553||Seminar in Music||3|
|MU 5753||Music Pedagogy I||3|
|MU 5763||Music Pedagogy II||3|
|MU 5803||Graduate Recital||3|
|Other Studies in Music|
|MU 5901||Special Topics (Research in Performance & Pedagogy)||1|
|MU 5933||Styles in Music||3|
|or MU 5453||Women in Music|
|MU 5403||Music Theory Pedagogy||3|
|or MU 5443||Analytical Techniques in Music|
|Select 9 SCH from the following|
|Not specified - Select 8 SCH|