Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Sep 25, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Master of Music - Conducting (Choral & Wind) (MUSCO.MM)


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Statement of Purpose

The Master of Music in Conducting is designed to provide the development of performance skills in the conducting studio and ensemble, in pedagogical experiences and in exposure to a breadth of literature. 

Program Outcome

Upon completion of the Master of Music in Conducting degree program, the individual should possess the following qualities, abilities and skills:

  1. Ability to perform as a conductor and rehearsal technician with distinctive skill.
  2. Ability to exhibit advanced aural skills in addressing the problems of intonation, balance, and color.
  3. Mastery of vocal or instrumental competency that informs the process of efficient rehearsal and superior performance.
  4. Sufficient keyboard skills (a) to prepare ensemble literature for rehearsal, and (b) to accompany simple song literature for rehearsal.
  5. Working knowledge of current music technology, for use in practical and artistic applications.
  6. Ability to prepare musical performances that are informed by an understanding of applicable historical performance practices.
  7. Demonstrable understanding of musical style as discovered in advanced music analysis.
  8. Interpersonal skills necessary for functioning appropriately with supervisors, colleagues, audiences and students.
  9. Extensive grasp of literature in the area of the student’s medium sufficient for initial performance needs, and the ability to find and identify literature for upper-level high school and college ensembles in all applicable areas of performance media.
  10. Understanding and utilization of research methods that improve practices in rehearsal and performance and ability to frame the results in a scholarly manner.
  11. Enhancement and extension of knowledge of current trends and issues in conducting.
  12. The ability to articulate a Christian worldview of art, artistry, performance and pedagogy.

 

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY

 

Master of Music - Conducting (Choral)


Choral Conducting Studies


Required


Options


 Instrumental Conducting Component (one of either) Credit Hours: 2 hrs.

Subtotal Music Core Requirements: 13 hours


Advanced Technical Music Studies


Topics include but are not limited to the following:


Major Choral Works
Choral Music After 1900                    
Bach’s Choral Works                    
Choral Music of the Renaissance                    
Dramatic Choral Music/Opera & Oratorio

Subtotal Advance Technical Requirements: 14 hours


Music Electives


Total Hours in Program: 34 hours


Master of Music - Conducting (Wind)


Wind Conducting Studies


Required


Subtotal Music Core Requirements: 13 hours


Advanced Technical Music Studies


Topics include but are not limited to the following:


Wind Band Music 1900 to 1960

Wind Band Music 1960 to Present

Literature for High School Bands

March Music for Wind Band

American Wind Band History

20th Century Compositional Techniques and Notation

 

Subtotal Advance Technical Requirements: 14 hours


Music Electives


Total Hours in Program: 34 hours


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