Admission requires a Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition or demonstrated equivalent. Applicants must submit representative compositions for examination by the composition faculty; approval for admission to candidacy is contingent upon the candidate's demonstrated ability to complete a final project in composition.
The Master of Music (MM) degree with a concentration in composition (G16P) requires the completion of a minimum of 32 graduate hours.
Core Requirements (12 Credits)
MUSC 830 Seminar in Music Theory - 3 Credits
MUSC 852 Introduction to Bibliography and Research - 3 Credits
Six additional credits, choose from the following courses
MUSC 832 Topics in Music Analysis - 3 Credits
MUSC 891 Seminor in Music History pre-1750 (repeatable) - 3 Credits
MUSIC 892 Seminar in Music History post-1750 (repeatable) - 3 Credits
Approved Electives (10 Credits)
Music or non-music courses 500 or above; may include applied lessons, ensembles, languages, etc.
See Graduate Catalog and On-line schedule of courses
Other Required Coursework (10 Credits)
MUSC 840 A or 840 B Seminar in Techniques of Composition - 2 Credits
MUSC 860 Advanced Composition (repeatable) - 4 Credits
MUSC 875 Thesis Research - 2 Credits
MUSC 876 Thesis - 2 Credits
Total 32 Hours
In addition, students must complete a terminal project which must consist of the following:
1. A composition of major proportions, or
2. A body of works in various media.
Composition majors may be required by the thesis committee to have a work or works performed publicly. The final thesis must be notated using computer software and submitted digitally in keeping with the procedures established through the Graduate School of Wichita State University.