Additional Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the music specialization
will also be able to
- identify forms and style characteristics in music literature,
- produce public performances showing graduate proficiency in music, and
- integrate current music technology and computer applications in
arranging and composition.
This program is designed to provide
the music educator with advanced
training in education as well as in a
specific music proficiency (conducting,
instrumental, keyboard, or vocal).
The student receives further training in music history, music theory, and
literature for piano, vocal, choral, or
See Admission Requirements. Graduate applicants must have
majored in music on the undergraduate
level. Music applicants must audition
in person. Those who live beyond 400
miles from Pensacola may submit a high-quality
An entrance examination in music theory (sight singing, dictation, part writing, harmonic and formal analysis) is required. Applicants who do not earn a satisfactory score on the exam must take a review course in the appropriate area with no graduate credit.
Graduate students in voice must be proficient in oral pronunciation and principles of IPA transcription. A diagnostic diction exam will be offered in conjunction with the graduate platform at the end of a student's first semester of study. Students receiving a lower than satisfactory score on the diagnostic exam are required to take a review course.
All music graduate students must
demonstrate basic keyboard skill before
completing the degree program.
One credit hour of private music
instruction in the student’s proficiency is
required each semester. Music instruction
is available in voice, keyboard,
strings, brass, woodwind, percussion,
and conducting. MU 646 Graduate Recital includes private
music instruction. Ensemble credit
includes Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra,
or Accompaniment Practicum.
in this graduate program is dependent
upon an ongoing evaluation of the
student’s abilities. Students must successfully complete a graduate music platform in their proficiency at the end of their first semester in the program. A student may be
removed at any time from the program
if, in the opinion of the faculty/administration,
the student fails to perform
satisfactorily or improve sufficiently
in the appropriate skill, regardless of
the student’s academic average in the
A student earning a “C+” or lower
in any private lesson may be required to
repeat that course. A student cannot
repeat a private lesson more than one
time. Upon the student’s earning a
“C+” or lower in another private lesson,
the Graduate Committee reviews the
student’s status to determine if he can
continue in his graduate program.
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