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Music (M.M.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Music degree program in the Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Master of Music degree offers the opportunity for advanced study for qualified students who wish to emphasize in several areas. Students may emphasize in instrumental or choral conducting, vocal or instrumental performance, music education, or piano or vocal Pedagogy. The Master of Music degree is designed to develop and foster high achievement in performance and teaching; to prepare the student for a career as a performer, conductor, or educator; or to serve as a basis for pursuing doctoral studies in music.

Admission Prerequisites:

 Required Degree Bachelor of Music degree or Bachelor of Music Education degree with a major in their intended area of graduate emphasis or the equivalent.
Other Degree Requirements  None.
Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from established professionals commenting on the appropriateness of graduate study in music for the applicant.
 Statement of Purpose A statement of intent concerning graduate school.
 Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other

Choral Conducting

Audition in person or provide a recent video (DVD or private YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in a rehearsal or performance situation.

Instrumental Conducting

Audition in person or provide a recent video (DVD or private YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in a rehearsal or performance situation.

Music Education

Submit a digital video of classroom teaching (DVD or private YouTube link), documentation of teaching experience (résumé or curriculum vita), and a self-composed short essay (1-2 pages) that describes the reasons for becoming a teacher, commitment to music education, and future career goals.

Instrumental Performance

Audition in person (or with acceptable justification approved by the auditioning committee provide a recent high quality DVD or YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in the proposed performance medium.

Vocal Performance

Audition in person (or with acceptable justification approved by the auditioning committee provide a recent high quality DVD or YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in the proposed performance medium.

Piano Pedagogy and Performance

Audition in person (or with acceptable justification approved by the auditioning committee, provide a recent high quality DVD or private YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in the proposed pedagogy and performance medium.

Vocal Pedagogy and Performance

Audition in person (or with acceptable justification approved by the auditioning committee, provide a recent high quality DVD or private YouTube link) demonstrating the level of mastery in the proposed pedagogy and performance medium.

 

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Drew Stephen, Ph.D.
Email Address:Drew.Stephen@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5686

Department Website: http://music.utsa.edu/index.php/graduate-students

Degree Catalog: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/chapter6/COLFA/musdept.html#mmus