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					  MUSIC DEPARTMENT
GRADUATE HANDBOOK
              2009-2010


  POLICIES, PROCEDURES, DEADLINES

GRADUATE PROGRAM
  MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSIC
    Dr. Jody Graves, Program Advisor
         Rm. 231 Music Building
              509-359-6119
            jgraves@ewu.edu


     Areas of Concentration

         Composition
     General (Non-Specific)
       Music Education
Performance (Instrumental/Vocal)
        Jazz Pedagogy
                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS


Topic                                                                                           Page
Applicant Requirements ................................................................ 3
Mission Statement.......................................................................... 3
Vision Statement ............................................................................ 3
NASM Accreditation ..................................................................... 4
Faculty and Advising ..................................................................... 4
General Admission Procedures ..................................................... 4
Graduate Teaching Assistant Expectations ................................... 5
Information for New Graduate Students ....................................... 6
Forms and Procedures .................................................................... 7
 *Includes Candidacy, Exams, Graduation Deadlines
Table of Graduate Procedures/Responsibilities ............................ 8
Candidacy ...................................................................................... 9
Oral Exam ...................................................................................... 9
Departmental Policies .................................................................... 11
Jury Procedures .............................................................................. 12
Convocation Policy ........................................................................ 13
Masters Degree Program/General Non/Specific ........................... 14
Masters Degree/Performance......................................................... 15
Masters Degree/Music Education .................................................. 16
Masters Degree/Composition ........................................................ 17
Masters Degree/Jazz Pedagogy ..................................................... 18
Additional Music Department Information ................................... 19
Recital Hall/Building ..................................................................... 20




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                          MASTERS DEGREE APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS


Students intending to pursue the Master of Arts Degree in Music must hold an appropriate baccalaureate music
degree from an accredited institution. All applicants will be required to perform a successful audition in their major
area, (see audition guidelines) submit the GRE score results* (General Test) and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
higher. Students may submit an un-edited recording of their performance in lieu of a live audition.

Students who are pursuing teaching careers, conducting, composition, performance, and/or a combination of those
areas in music can work with the faculty and graduate advisor to enhance the program to specifically suit their
needs.
*The GRE requirement may be waived in certain situations. See the graduate program advisor for exceptions.




                                                     Mission Statement
The mission of the EWU Department of Music is 1) to provide the highest quality education for the music major
embarking on a career as a performer, composer, educator or scholar; and 2) to educate the non-major about music
within a liberal arts tradition as a part of human culture and experience. The Music Department curriculum is
designed to engage students of all cultural backgrounds. To enrich the community as a whole, the department
offers many musical performances for regional audiences and provides educational/performance opportunities for
the general public.

Music Department faculty members combine dedicated teaching with artistic and scholarly excellence. They have
succeeded in creating a superior student-centered learning environment. The Music Department is committed to
artistic excellence, scholarly achievement, critical thought and clear expression.


                                                      Vision Statement
The Eastern Washington University Department of Music envisions a future that builds upon its status as one of the
Inland Northwest‟s leading university music program. By fostering an exciting, intellectually stimulating, student-
centered learning environment, students and faculty develop and excel through a collaborative learning process.
This approach meets the practical, academic, and artistic needs of the performer, composer, teacher, and scholar. In
addition, EWU‟s music program cultivates the participation of the non-major in general music study as an integral
component of a broad-based liberal arts education. EWU‟s music faculty actively engages, serves, and interacts
with community members throughout the region and beyond. The Department of Music continues to advance its
mission as a designated Center of Excellence.




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Accreditation
The Eastern Washington University Music Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of
Schools of Music.

Faculty
Eastern‟s graduate music faculty are active scholars, dedicated teachers and performers, and effective mentors. They
engage their students in a wide range of supervised and independent research and in the professional preparation
required for specialized practice in their chosen fields. The University is awarded millions of dollars each year in
competitive grants from external funding agencies for research, training, and service. Eastern‟s graduate students
have the exceptional benefit of well-funded research facilities and the student-centered faculty of a comprehensive
university.

Advising
The Graduate Music Program Advisor, Dr. Jody Graves, advises all graduate students at the beginning of their
residency. Dr. Graves also guides graduate students through the candidacy process, thesis deadlines, oral exam
scheduling and graduation.

The primary advisor will be your applied professor or the area coordinator of your chosen field of study. This
primary advisor must be clarified within the first term of graduate study.

General Admission Procedures – visit www.ewu.edu/x653.xml
      Submit two completed copies of the Application for Admission. A $50 application fee must accompany the
       application. (Only one fee is assessed for dual-degree applicants.)
      Submit two copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who received
       undergraduate degrees from Eastern or who have previously been admitted to Eastern need not request those
       transcripts be sent.
      Submit official score reports from the Graduate Record Examination General Test, required by the music
       department.* Information booklets and applications for these examinations are available from the Graduate
       Studies Office. Computer-based testing is available throughout the year. Call either 1-800-GRE-CALL or
       the Graduate Studies Office at 359-6297.
      Applicants must show a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last 90 graded quarter credits. For students who do not
       meet this standard, the Dean of Graduate Studies may, with the written recommendation of the program
       director, approve admission based upon considerations which include GRE or other test scores, performance
       in relevant graduate courses, and faculty evaluations.
      Applicants must be accepted by the major department and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies for
       admittance.
      Students whose first language is not English must present a TOEFL score of 580 or its equivalent. A student
       with a TOEFL score between 550 and 580 may be admitted with the recommendation of the program and
       upon completion of an approved program of English-language instruction. International students who have
       earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited postsecondary institution in the U.S. are not required to
       submit a TOEFL score as part of their applications.




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                         GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT EXPECTATIONS
                                    MUSIC DEPARTMENT


All graduate assistants who teach classes, applied lessons, or ensembles are considered to be engaged as
professionals while in residency. Graduate assistants must:

1. Be in regular communication with their area advisor regarding teaching assignments, special projects, festivals,
etc. You may be asked to serve in different capacities during your residency in addition to teaching, such as
coordination of guest artist events, etc. (Note: the area advisor is the coordinator or director of each area within the
music department.)

2. Be in regular contact with the graduate program advisor, and bring any questions or concerns directly to the
program advisor. Become familiar with professional „protocol‟ in the area of complaints or concerns. The program
advisor will guide you in this, and discussions on this topic will occur at departmental graduate meetings.

3. Distribute student evaluations at the end of each quarter. Faculty members may observe your teaching and
provide a written evaluation for your file.

4. Provide students with a syllabus with course description, expectations, grading criteria, office hours, etc. All
syllabi must include the following paragraph on academic sanctions:

*Violators of academic integrity will be sanctioned. Violations of academic integrity involve the use of any method or technique enabling
you to misrepresent the quality or integrity of any of your university related work and the program of study. Students committing
academic dishonesty will be reported to the appropriate university officials and your course grade will be lowered. See EWU website for
definition and policy: http://www.ewu.edu/x4326.xml

5. Provide the music office with a copy of all syllabi by the first day of each quarter.

6. Show professional decorum through appropriate dress, language and interaction with students and faculty.


Absences
There may be times when you will need to be absent from your teaching responsibilities. You MUST:
- a. Arrange for a substitute, or arrange for make-up time.
- b. Be sure your students have been notified of your absence or class cancellation.
- c. Notify the music office of the dates and times of your absence(s).




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Other Information
- Notify the Music Office when you require office supplies.
 - Do not give out the copy code to students.
 - If equipment (stereo, T.V., computer, etc.) breaks, notify the music office of the problem.
 - Please use official stationary or envelopes only for official business (not for scrap paper,
       personal use, etc).
 - Due to increased budget restrictions it is increasingly imperative for faculty
       and students to recycle! Recycling containers are located in copy room
       and faculty lounge/mailroom.


Information for New Graduate Students
- Eagle Card: Available in Tawanka Commons
 - Office Assignment: You will be given an office through the department secretary
 - Keys: Obtain Key Card from Colleen and then get keys from key shop
 - Computer and Email: Assigned by faculty personnel department
 - Voice Mail (if you are assigned an office): Get handout, phone number and password from Colleen
 - Parking: See page 333 in EWU Undergraduate Catalogue



                                                      NOTES




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                  FORMS AND PROCEDURES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

You can go to the following web site to download graduate forms: http://www.ewu.edu/x653.xml

Please note: YOU are responsible to stay on top of your program requirements, deadlines, etc. Please see
your advisor if you have questions, but visit the graduate studies website often to keep up-to-date on issues
that pertain to your residency.

Link to EWU catalog and graduate course schedules:
http://www.ewu.edu/x15588.xml

This includes all courses, (by quarter) and yearly catalogs. Be sure you are using the catalog for the year in
which you entered the graduate degree program. The catalogue is not only your guide to required courses and
credits for your specific degree program, it is also your “contract” with the university. You are responsible for
knowing the content of the catalog. You can receive a hard copy of the catalog at Sutton Hall.

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                            GRADUATE PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      Procedure                       Action                              Deadline                        Explanation              Consequences/Information
                         Student approaches advisor to       After completion of 15 graduate       Supports timely progress to   Inaccurate or incomplete
Apply for                formalize graduate program          credits and before completing one-    degree completion; protects   candidacy application delays
candidacy and            plan, discuss second committee      half the minimum credits in degree    students from degree          advancement. Late submission
select graduate          member, and determine if            program. In all cases application     requirement changes;          requires a written appeal to
faculty committee        Human Subject (IRB) must be         must be submitted by the second       begins IRB review, if         Dean of Graduate Studies and
members. *               filed. Program approval for         Friday of the quarter prior to        needed. Approved              possible delay in graduation.
                         candidacy indicated by student      intended graduation.                  candidacy applications        Lack of IRB can invalidate
                         and two graduate program                                                  acknowledged by letter of     research.
                         faculty signatures on candidacy                                           advancement from
                         form. Form then submitted to                                              Graduate Dean.
                         Graduate Studies Office for
                         review.
Submit Graduation        Return completed application to Second Friday of the quarter prior        Allows for timely review      Late submission delays
Application & fee*       Graduate Studies Office, 206    to intended graduation (earlier is        of student's program prior    graduation until next quarter,
                         Showalter.                      recommended.)                             to graduation.                and incurs fee.
Register in final       Consult with advisor or graduate Quarter of program completion.            Meets state requirement of Only currently registered
quarter of program for program director about                                                      registration for students   students are eligible to complete
at least 2 credits (one remaining requirements.                                                    using university resources. a graduate program.
credit minimum summer
term only)
Select outside member    Review Approved Third               Graduate Studies Office notifies      Provides rigor, procedural    Late candidacy application
for comprehensive        Member policy in catalog;           student near the beginning of the     guidance, and helps ensure    delays selection of outside
examination*             Graduate Studies Office selects     quarter of intended graduation (the   examination is                member required for
                         from approved graduate faculty      quarter entered on the candidacy)     comprehensive                 comprehensive exam to be held
                         unless otherwise specified by       unless student has already
                         department policy.                  identified a member of the graduate
                                                             faculty as the third
Submit Terminal          Committee chair and second          Must be received in Graduate          Indicates committee           Comprehensive examination
Research Approval        committee member sign form          Studies Office at least two weeks     approval to proceed with      cannot be scheduled without
form                     and submit to Graduate Studies      prior to the exam, earlier is         comprehensive                 receipt of form in Graduate
                         Office.                             recommended. Exam schedule may        examination based on          Studies Office, or if any "X"
                                                             be submitted on this form.            review of drafts.             grades are on student record for
                                                                                                                                 prior terms
Schedule                 Student arranges date, time and     Graduate Studies Office must be       Allows time for notice and Failure to schedule may lead to
comprehensive            location agreed to by all           notified two weeks prior to           comprehensive exam report cancellation or invalidation of
examination              committee members and then          scheduled date and after receipt of   form to be sent to         examination.
                         notifies Graduate Studies Office.   Terminal Research Approval Form       committee members.




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Provide approved        Student provides a copy to all    Two weeks prior to examination  Allows faculty sufficient           Comprehensive examination
Thesis, Research        comprehensive examination         each committee member must have time to review document             could be canceled if documents
Report, or other        committee members.                a copy of the document.         and prepare for                     not provided by deadline.
terminal document                                                                         comprehensive
draft                                                                                     examination
Complete                Committee Chair, or other         Original comprehensive exam            Verifies examination         Lack of original form will delay
Comprehensive           designated participant in exam    report form due in Graduate            results; becomes part of     program and degree completion.
Examination             submits form to Graduate          Studies office immediately             permanent student record.
                        Studies Office.                   following exam.
Thesis students only—   Graduate Studies Office must      Ten working days after defense or      To meet form and style        Possible delay in graduation to
Submit 4 copies on      receive final copies with chair   by the last day of the quarter--       standards, for binding, and following quarter, delay in
100% cotton bond        and internal committee member     whichever comes first.                 then distribution to student, binding of thesis.
paper and $60 thesis    signatures on thesis signature                                           department, and EWU
binding fee             page.                                                                    library.
Attend Commencement Verify completion of application      All participants in June               Fall, winter, spring, and    Participation encouraged; one
                    for graduation; order cap, gown,      Commencement must meet posted          summer graduates may         ceremony and one bulletin
                    and hood four weeks prior to          spring graduation application          participate; publication of published annually.
                    graduation from EWU                   deadline to be included in bulletin.   commencement bulletin
                    bookstore.                                                                   requires timely application.


                                                                  CANDIDACY
A signed candidacy form is a contract between the student and the program, listing agreed-upon degree
requirements. The candidacy form provides a record for the student, the advisor, and the Graduate Studies Office to
track progress to completion.
Students are notified in writing when their application for degree candidacy has been approved. Only after a student
is approved as a degree candidate will the comprehensive exam committee be formally established or the
comprehensive exam scheduled.

Candidacy forms are due in the Graduate Studies Office after students have completed 15 credits and before they
have completed one-half of the minimum credits for the degree.

All graduate students must be approved as degree candidates before they may schedule an oral comprehensive exam
and complete a degree program.

If you have other questions, please call or email Julie Marr at 509.359.2491.

                                                     GRADUATE ORAL EXAMS
All master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam covering salient matters in the candidate’s course
work and the candidate’s internship, thesis, performance, or other applicable research or performance project(s).
The exam will be administered by a committee chaired by the candidate’s advisor as assigned by the Music
Department and including another music faculty representative and an outside faculty representative. Graduate
candidates are responsible for securing the outside faculty member for their oral exam, and for scheduling
the exam date/time/place for all three faculty members. Because of the complexity involved in coordinating
multiple faculty schedules, arrangements must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the expected exam date.




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                        FINAL RECITAL/GRADUATE PROJECT/PAPER


                                            MUSC 600/Thesis or
                               MUSC 601/Supporting Recital Document
Please refer to the Graduate Music Thesis/Recital Document Guide for proper format and presentation for your final
thesis or recital document. Be sure you that you follow the procedures learned in MUSC 520, (Research and
Bibliography), as your paper must follow standard procedures in scholarly writing, including acceptable citations,
footnotes, musical examples, bibliography, discography, etc.




                                              Specifics by Area:
Composition
The student will write a paper on a topic in theory and/or composition determined in consultation
with the advising professor, and submitted to the oral exam committee. The paper may include but
is not limited to: musical analysis, a narrative about the compositional process, performance issues
of new music, etc. A final concert of students’ compositions will be the culminating graduate
project.

Performance
The student, in consultation with the advising professor, will write a recital document, to be
submitted to the oral exam committee. The paper may include but is not limited to: theoretical
analysis, technical/performance practice, stylistic components, biographical/historical information,
and a narrative about the preparation/performance process. A final concert of students’ chosen
repertoire will be the culminating graduate project.

General/Non-Specific
The student will write a paper on a topic determined in consultation with the advising professor,
and submitted to the oral exam committee. The paper may include but is not limited to: theory
analysis, music history, pedagogy, music business, conducting, including a narrative about the
focus and process of the project. In addition to the written paper, final projects may include a
recital, a lecture-recital, lecture, or field study.




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Music Education
The student will write a paper on a topic determined in consultation with the advising professor,
and submitted to the oral exam committee. The paper may include but is not limited to:
pedagogical applications, methodology, current educational practices, conducting, coordinating
and directing K-12 music programs, and field study. In addition to the written paper, final projects
may include a recital, a lecture-recital, or lecture presentation.

Jazz Pedagogy
The student, in consultation with the advising professor, will write a thesis or recital document, to
be submitted to the oral exam committee. The paper may include but is not limited to: theoretical
analysis, technical/performance practice, stylistic components, biographical/historical information,
pedagogical focus, and a narrative about the pedagogical application. A final concert may be part
of the students’ culminating graduate project.


                                        MUSIC DEPARTMENT
                                      DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES


                                      Major Ensemble Requirements
Graduate students are expected to participate in the ensemble appropriate to their principle area of performance each
quarter of their university career. Large ensembles, course numbers and credits are:
        a. MUSC 535/02 Band (2) - For all woodwind, brass and percussion majors
       b. MUSC 535/05 Orchestra (2) - For all string majors (including harp)
       c. MUSC 536/01 Symphonic Choir (2) - For all voice majors
       d. MUSC 536/02 Chamber Choir (1) – By audition
       e. MUSC 536/03 Concert Choir (1) – For any student
        f. MUSC 535 Jazz Ensemble (1-3) – By audition
*In some cases the candidate may have other obligations, program requirements or graduate projects that prevent
the student from participating in a “large” ensemble during certain quarters. The applied teacher, Graduate
Advisor and Department Chair must approve exceptions.




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                          INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENTS AND VOICE
ALL students who are accepted for private applied music study at the 529 or 530 levels are required to participate in
a major ensemble. Exceptions are allowed only with the joint approval of the Department Chair, the appropriate
major ensemble instructor, the student’s advisor, and the applied instructor. *Graduate pianists may have the option
to register for Piano Ensemble (MUSC 535) to meet this requirement. For graduate students in the Jazz Pedagogy
emphasis, please see Mr. Rob Tapper.

Applied music instruction is offered in the following performance concentrations:
bassoon – trumpet - string bass – piano – oboe – trombone – viola - percussion
clarinet - French horn – violin – voice – flute – tuba – violoncello – saxophone
euphonium – harp - guitar

MUSC 530: Graduate level instruction on applied instrument (2 credits for a one hour lesson). An additional course
fee will be charged at the time of registration. (See current catalog)

Missed Lessons: Individual lessons in music missed by a student may not be made up unless the instructor is
notified 24 hours before the regularly scheduled time of the lesson. Lessons missed by the instructor will be made
up within the term.

Changes of Studio: If students desire to change studio teachers in compliance with the NASM Code of Ethics,
they are required to get the approval of their current teacher and the Music Department Chair before making the
change.


                                            JURY PROCEDURES
Performances for jury exams are viewed as an important part of each student’s development. At the conclusion of
each quarter of applied study, students are required to perform before, and be evaluated by, a panel of music faculty.
The environment of jury performance is similar to that often encountered by musicians at professional auditions or
music competitions. Since jury preparation is an important long-range “event” and is the responsibility of each
student, it is important to plan strategy, criteria and expectations each quarter of study with your applied teacher.
Successful jury preparation may include some or all of the following skills:

       • Time management (short-term and long-range planning)
       • Clarification of expectations
       • Documentation of repertoire (repertoire sheet submission)
       • Securing an accompanist (when necessary)
       • Stage set-up arrangements (time management)
       • Special equipment needs (sound, lighting, props, percussion, microphones, etc.)
       • Attire and stage presence
       • Historical and biographical research
       • Verbal presentations, introductions, announcements
       • Post jury documentation (jury comment sheets placed in your official file)

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Please review the jury procedures listed below. They will assist you in your understanding of jury requirements and
expectations.

1.     All graduate students will perform a jury for each quarter they are enrolled. Exceptions will be made
       only for students who have performed a juried recital during the quarter in which they would otherwise
       perform a jury. Failure to perform at a jury may result in an applied music grade of 0.0 for the quarter.

2.     Students will sign up for a jury performance time beginning the last week of classes (the week before finals
       week). Check with your applied teacher for sign-up procedures. Each student is responsible for signing up
       for his or her own time, and furnishing his/her own accompanist (if applicable).

3.     A jury repertoire form filled out by either the teacher or student will be submitted at the time of the jury.
       This form is to be completed by the student and/or teacher and should include all literature (solos, etudes,
       chamber music and other technical studies) studied during the quarter of the jury performance.

4.     Students will be expected to dress in attire appropriate for a professional interview or audition. It is in the
       best interest of the student to begin establishing a professional attitude toward appearance for such activities.

5.     Jury performances will be from original music only; photocopied music is not permitted, with the exception
       of newly composed scores, or the permission of the applied teacher.

6.     Each member of the jury will provide written comment sheets that will be shared with the student during
       subsequent lessons. Comment sheets will go to the teacher, and then should be placed in the student’s file in
       the music office.

7.     The jury grade may constitute not more than 20% of the students applied music grade in any term. The
       exact amount within the 20% is left to the discretion of the individual applied teacher.


                              CONVOCATION ATTENDANCE POLICY
Graduate students are expected to attend all music convocations. Music Convocations are performances by faculty,
students, ensembles and guest artists given every Friday at noon. Attendance will be monitored. To request
permission to perform on Convocation, students must consult with their applied professor, and fill out a Music
Convocation form two weeks prior. The applied professor must sign this form.

**At Eastern Washington University, the combination of private lessons, performance classes and a required
weekly Convocation has been developed from the understanding that performance and composition extend
far beyond technical proficiency. Matters of style, phrasing and artistic projection enter into consideration,
not to mention the ability to articulate and assess expression marks, form, or any other purely musical factor
that can be separated from a mere technique. While these purely musical factors should be discussed in
private lessons, the purpose of Convocation is to create a forum where, through performing and hearing
performances, students will be exposed to differing principles of interpretation from both students and
professors outside of their private instructor’s studio. Students, through listening and performing, come to
realize that these differing principles come from the tradition of accepted historical practice, and blossom
from personal aesthetics, intuition, and a solid knowledge of the inner workings of music. Convocation and
the numerous other live concert events readily available in the region will contribute to the overall
development of knowledge, personal ideas, tastes, aesthetics, and intuitions. Such a development, in
conjunction with technical mastery, will provide an invaluable and lasting effect on students' musical
careers.
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                                    GRADUATE MUSIC DEGREES



                                         Masters Program
                                  General (Non-Specific) Emphasis

Required Core
MUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music                         3 cr

Music History from the following:                                           12 cr
  MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era                                         3 cr
  MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance                                          3 cr
  MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Era                                          3 cr
  MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Era                                        3 cr
  MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Era                                         3 cr
  MUSC 556 Music of the Twentieth Century                                    3 cr
  MUSC 558 Graduate History of Jazz                                          3 cr

Music Theory/Composition:                                                      5 cr
   MUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure                           3 cr
   MUSC 561 Counterpoint                                                       2 cr
MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting                                                   3 cr
Three Quarters of Applied Instruction (MUSC 529 or MUSC 530)                   3 cr
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation                              3 cr
MUSC 600 Thesis                                                                5 cr

Total Required Core                                                         34 cr


Requirements for General (Non-Specific) Emphasis
Electives in Music*                                                         16 cr
Electives in Supportive areas (music or non-music)*                         10 cr
Total General (Non-Specific) Emphasis                                       26 cr


Total Required Core Credits                                       34 credits
Total Required General (non-specific) Credits                     26 credits
Minimum Total Credits for above Master’s Degee                    60 credits

All Masters students must write a thesis or supporting recital document and must pass an Oral Examination.
THE WRITTEN DOCUMENT MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED ORAL EXAM.!!!

*To be determined in consultations among the student, the student‟s area advisor(s), and the graduate program
advisor.




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                                                  Masters Program
                                                Performance Emphasis
Required Core
MUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music                                     3 cr

Music History from the following:                                                         12 cr
  MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era                                                       3 cr
  MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance                                                        3 cr
  MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Era                                                        3 cr
  MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Era                                                      3 cr
  MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Era                                                       3 cr
  MUSC 556 Music of the Twentieth Century                                                  3 cr
  MUSC 558 Graduate History of Jazz                                                        3 cr

Music Theory/Composition:                                                                  5 cr
   MUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure                                       3 cr
   MUSC 561 Counterpoint                                                                   2 cr
MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting                                                               3 cr
Three Quarters of Applied Instruction (MUSC 529 or MUSC 530)*                              3 cr
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation                                          3 cr
MUSC 601 Graduate Recital / Thesis                                                         5 cr

Total Required Core                                                                       34 cr


Requirements for Performance Emphasis
Three Additional Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation                               3 cr
MUSC 530 Additional Applied Instruction*                                                   7 cr
MUSC 460, 461, 462, 463, or 464 Vocal or Instrumental Pedagogy                             3 cr
Language Diction Proficiency
   (Voice majors only)                                                                     0 cr
Approved Electives                                                                        13 cr
Total Performance Emphasis                                                                26 cr


Total Required Core Credits                                                   34 credits
Total Required Performance Credits                                            26 credits
Minimum Total Credits for above Master’s Degree                               60 credits

All Masters students must write a thesis or supporting recital document and must pass an Oral Examination.
THE WRITTEN DOCUMENT MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED ORAL EXAM.!!!

*Students in the Performance Emphasis must take MUSC 530 (2 credits) each quarter for five quarters (for a total of 10 cr) and MUSC 601
Graduate Recital in their last quarter.




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                                         Masters Program
                                     Music Education Emphasis
Required Core
MUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music                       3 cr

Music History from the following:                                         12 cr
  MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era                                       3 cr
  MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance                                        3 cr
  MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Era                                        3 cr
  MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Era                                      3 cr
  MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Era                                       3 cr
  MUSC 556 Music of the Twentieth Century                                  3 cr
  MUSC 558 Graduate History of Jazz                                        3 cr

Music Theory/Composition:                                                    5 cr
   MUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure                         3 cr
   MUSC 561 Counterpoint                                                     2 cr
MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting                                                 3 cr
Three Quarters of Applied Instruction (MUSC 529 or MUSC 530)                 3 cr
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation                            3 cr
MUSC 600 Thesis or MUSC 550 Advanced Studies for Music Education             5 cr

Total Required Core                                                       34 cr

Requirements for Music Education Emphasis
Music Education from the following:                                          6 cr
   MUSC 531 Problems in Applied Music Instruction                            1 cr
   MUSC 532 Problems in Ensemble Music Instruction                           1 cr
   MUSC 546 Materials and Problems in the
       School Music Program: Choral                                          3 cr
   MUSC 547 Materials and Problems in the
       School Music Program: Instrumental                                    3 cr
   MUSC 599 Independent Study in Music Education or
       approved electives                                                 15 cr
   MUSC 696 College Teaching Internship                                    5 cr
Total Music Education Emphasis                                            26 cr


Total Required Core Credits                                     34 credits
Total Required Music Education Credits                          26 credits
Minimum Total Credits for above Master’s Degree                 60 credits

All Masters students must write a thesis or supporting recital document and must pass an Oral Examination.
THE WRITTEN DOCUMENT MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED ORAL EXAM.!!!




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                                                     Masters Program
                                                   Composition Emphasis
Required Core
MUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music                                       3 cr

Music History from the following:1                                                          12 cr
  MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era                                                         3 cr
  MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance                                                          3 cr
  MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Era                                                          3 cr
  MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Era                                                        3 cr
  MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Era                                                         3 cr
  MUSC 556 Music of the Twentieth Century                                                    3 cr
  MUSC 558 Graduate History of Jazz                                                          3 cr

Music Theory/Composition:                                                                    5 cr
   MUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure                                         3 cr
   MUSC 561 Counterpoint                                                                     2 cr
MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting                                                                 3 cr
Three Quarters of Applied Instruction (MUSC 529 or MUSC 530)2                                3 cr
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation                                            3 cr
MUSC 600 Thesis and/or MUSC 601 Graduate Recital                                             5 cr

Total Required Core                                                                         34 cr


Requirements for Composition Emphasis
MUSC 568 Advanced Composition (2 credits per quarter)                                       12 cr
Composition electives chosen from the following:                                             3 cr
   MUSC 562 Topics in Theory                                                                 3 cr
   MUSC 565 Advanced Orchestration                                                           3 cr
   MUSC 569 Topics in Arranging                                                              3 cr
   MUSC 570 Electronic Music                                                                 3 cr
   MUSC 696 College Teaching Internship                                                      5 cr
Approved Electives                                                                          11 cr

Total Composition Emphasis                                                                  26 cr

Total Required Core Credits                                                     34 credits
Total Required Composition Credits                                              26 credits
Minimum Total Credits for above Master’s Degree                                 60 credits

All Masters students must write a thesis or supporting recital document and must pass an Oral Examination.
THE WRITTEN DOCUMENT MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED ORAL EXAM.!!!




1
    Students in the Composition Emphasis must take MUSC 556 Music of the 20 th Century as one of their Music History courses.
2
    Students in the Composition Emphasis must take at least three quarters of piano, applied and/or piano class.

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                                         Masters Program
                                      Jazz Pedagogy Emphasis
Required Core
MUSC 520 Research Techniques and Bibliography in Music                    3 cr
Music History from the following:                                        12 cr
   MUSC 551 Music of the Medieval Era                                     3 cr
   MUSC 552 Music of the Renaissance                                      3 cr
   MUSC 553 Music of the Baroque Era                                      3 cr
   MUSC 554 Music of the Classical Era                                    3 cr
   MUSC 555 Music of the Romantic Era                                     3 cr
   MUSC 556 Music of the Twentieth Century                                3 cr
   MUSC 558 Graduate History of Jazz                                      3 cr
Music Theory/Composition:                                                 5 cr
   MUSC 560 Historical Analysis of Musical Structure                      3 cr
   MUSC 561 Counterpoint                                                  2 cr
MUSC 510 Advanced Conducting                                              3 cr
Three Quarters of Applied Instruction (MUSC 529 or MUSC 530)*             3 cr
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation
   (MUSC 535 or MUSC 536)                                                   3 cr
MUSC 601 Graduate Recital / Thesis                                          5 cr

Total Required Core                                                      34 cr

Requirements for Jazz Pedagogy Emphasis
Three Additional Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation
   (MUSC 535 or MUSC 536)                                                   3 cr
MUSC 532 Problems in Music Ensemble Instruction (1)
   Must be taken 3 times                                                  3 cr
MUSC 557 Graduate History of Jazz – Pedagogy                              3 cr
Choose a minimum of 3 courses from the following:                         9 cr
   MUSC 571 Jazz Ensemble Direction/Conducting                            3 cr
   MUSC 572 Graduate Improvisation/Pedagogy                               3 cr
   MUSC 573 Graduate Improvisation/Transcription                          3 cr
   MUSC 574 Graduate Jazz Arranging                                       3 cr
Choose a minimum of 3 courses from the following:                         6 cr
   MUSC 575 String Pedagogy – Bass                                        2 cr
   MUSC 576 Jazz Piano Pedagogy                                           2 cr
   MUSC 577 Drum Set Pedagogy                                             2 cr
   MUSC 578 Saxophone Pedagogy                                            2 cr
   MUSC 579 Brass Pedagogy – Trumpet/Trombone                             2 cr
MUSC 695 Graduate Jazz Internship                                         5 cr
Total Jazz Pedagogy Emphasis                                             29 cr


Total Required Core Credits                                    34 credits
Total Required Jazz Pedagogy Credits                           29 credits
Minimum Total Credits for above Master’s Degree                63 credits

  All Masters students must write a thesis or supporting recital document and must pass an Oral Examination.
    THE WRITTEN DOCUMENT MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE
                              SCHEDULED ORAL EXAM.!!!

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                       ADDITIONAL MUSIC DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

                                                  Recital Policy
*All recitals (including non-degree) given under the auspices of the Music Department are subject to these
         guidelines.
 -   The pre-recital jury must be performed a minimum of two weeks prior to recital date.
 -   Juries are graded on a pass/fail basis. The committee shall make and announce its decision on
         the same calendar day as the jury.
 - The duration of the jury shall not exceed 30 minutes. All performing members of the intended
         recital must be present or available during the entire 30-minute jury.
 - The student is responsible for selecting a date in the concert hall and confirming three (3)
         faculty members as a jury committee. One member of the committee must be the applied
         lesson teacher. Furthermore, at least two (2) committee members must attend the
         approved recital and provide written comments to the applied lesson teacher.
 - The student is responsible to arrange for all stage management concerns including a page-turner,
         stands, chairs, props, etc.
 - Three (3) copies of the complete program must be submitted to the committee at the time of the
         jury. The program must be carefully proofread and the format must meet current Music
         Department guidelines. If program notes and/or translations are required, they must also
         meet current Music Department guidelines. At its discretion, the committee may fail any
         student whose program does not meet these standards.
 - A completed “Recital Request Form” must be given to the department secretary in the music
         office at least one (1) week prior to the jury date or five (5) weeks prior to the recital date,
         whichever is earlier. Forms available in the music office.


                                                 Practice Rooms
Practice rooms are provided for students’ use and are available anytime during building hours, except when closed
for piano maintenance or repairs. These practice rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. There are
also percussion practice rooms, the use of which is assigned by the percussion instructor. Pianos in many of the
practice rooms are made available to the university through a lease arrangement with the Yamaha Corporation., it is
most important that pianos be treated with care. Piano Performance majors may obtain a key for the grand piano
rooms from the music office, and they receive priority for those practice rooms. Please observe the following
department policies:

        1.     Practice rooms should be free of food and drink.
        2.     Containers of liquid (such as valve oil or reed cups) are to be placed away from the pianos.
        3.     Pianos are to remain where the piano technician has placed them.
        4.     If a piano is damaged, report it immediately to the Piano Technician, and use another until repairs are
               made.
        5.     Windows are to remain unblocked.
        6.     Do not leave personal belongings in the practice rooms.
Along with the policies listed above, the observation of normal courtesies and decent behavior will make use of the
practice rooms more pleasant and will add to the usable life of expensive equipment.

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                                          University-Owned Instruments
Any student who checks out a university instrument is responsible for loss or damage to that instrument. Grades
will be held until the instrument is returned. The Music Department owns a limited number of string, wind,
percussion and keyboard instruments for the use of students in music classes and ensembles. These instruments
may only be used with the permission of the appropriate instructor or the department chair. University-owned
instruments must be returned at the end of each quarter or academic year for inspection. Loss or needed repairs
should be reported immediately


                                                   Piano Technician
        Alan McCoy, RPT
        Office: MUS221     Phone 359- 4627     Email: amccoy@mail.ewu.edu
        Piano Shop: MUS142
        Home: 448-3123     Home office: 448-8861      Mobile: 999-9512

 Only the EWU piano technician or technicians authorized by the piano technician may perform any work on any piano
  that is under the jurisdiction of the EWU Music Department. This includes, but is not limited to tuning, repair, regulation,
  voicing, & cleaning.
 Remember that the piano technician is available only Monday through Wednesday, and therefore needs to be given ample
  notice for any event requiring piano service that is scheduled at a time when the technician is not normally on campus.
 Please report any piano-related problems to the technician as soon as possible. Small problems generally become big
  problems if they are ignored for too long.

(Our instruments are for Department use only. If you are not sure that your proposed use is appropriate, please check with the
Department Chair and/or the piano technician.)

                                                       Recital Hall
Use of the Recital Hall is restricted to classes, rehearsals and events scheduled through the Music Department
Office. Individual practice in the hall is limited to students and faculty who have upcoming performances, and must
be scheduled through the Music Department secretary, Room 119. Please note that:

        1. The performance grand pianos must be kept covered and locked when not in use.
        2. Faculty and/or students will be held responsible for their ensemble/students clearing the Recital Hall
            stage after rehearsals or performances. This includes:
            a. removing chairs and stands
            b. putting protective covers back on pianos
            c. locking the performance piano
            d. removing electronic equipment
            e. turning off all lights
            f. locking all doors
                                              Classrooms and Building
    In general, be aware of leaving the classrooms you are using in a condition in which they can be used easily by
    the next instructor. Be sure that music stands, extra chairs, instruments, etc., are not left laying around for
    someone else to clean up. If you are using the smart classrooms, please be sure the cabinets are locked before

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you leave the room. This is also true for the stereo and recording equipment in each classroom. **If you use the
piano lab, Room 150, you MUST lock the doors when you leave.




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