This major is offered on the thesis/recital option only, and requires a minimum of 32-36 semester hours (depending on specialization chosen). A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required of all majors.
Graduate Music Core:
Music History and Musicology: 590:222.....3 hours
Recital: 540:288.....0 hours
Specialization: (Choose A, B, or C).....20-24 hours
A. Wind, Percussion, Keyboard or Strings Major
Music Ensemble: 530:1xxg/5xxx***.....2-4 hours
Applied Music: 540:2/6xxx (variable).....10 hours
Performance Literature and Repertory*: 595:120.....2-4 hours
Music electives: primarily in the areas of music theory and music
B. Voice Major
Applied Music: 540:249.....8 hours
Music Techniques: 560:223.....4 hours
Performance Literature and Repertory: 595:120 (section 09, 10, or 12).....4 hours
Music Education and Methods: 570:130.....2 hours
C. Multiple Woodwind
Music Ensemble: 530:1xxg/5xxx**.....2 hours
Applied Music: 540:2/6xxx (primary instrument).....6 hours
Applied Music: 540:1xxg/5xxx (secondary instrument).....4 hours
Performance Literature and Repertory: 595:120.....2 hours
Instrumental Pedagogy: 570:138.....2-6 hours
Music electives: primarily in the areas of music theory, music history, music techniques, and performance; only 2 hours of 560:110g may count toward this requirement.....4 hours
*Keyboard majors are required to take 595:120 sections 03 and 04.
**Students in the Voice major must take one semester of either Chamber Singers or Concert Chorale (to be determined upon formal audition for the choral conducting staff), and one semester of Opera Performance Ensemble. Instrumental majors will choose Jazz Band I, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or Wind Symphony, but only 2 hours of Jazz Band I may be counted toward minimum degree requirements. String majors are required to complete 4 hours of ensemble 530:117 Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Music and/or accompanying may be elected by keyboard majors.
1. Two consecutive semesters (fall/spring) of residency with fulltime status (minimum of 9 graduate hours per semester).
2. Performance recital.
3. Recital abstract.
4. Two successful applied jury examinations (grades B or higher).
5. Voice majors must:
B. Have successfully completed one semester of college-level study in two languages other than English prior to entering UNI. Otherwise one must fulfill this requirement during the residency at UNI.
6. Students are required to enroll in applied music in their performance area during the semester they present their recital.
7. Multiple Woodwind majors must:
A. Demonstrate proficiency on a third woodwind instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone).
B. Students studying bassoon as one of the three required instruments must take at least one hour of Double Reed Making 560:110 Section 1: Bassoon. Students studying oboe as one of the three required instruments must take at least one hour of Double Reed Making 560:110 Section 2: Oboe.
C. Students must perform on at least two of the 5 woodwind instruments listed above on the graduate recital.
D. Students studying flute as the primary or secondary instrument must take 570:138 Instrumental Pedagogy: Flute.
E. Students studying clarinet as the primary or secondary instrument must take 570:138 Instrumental Pedagogy: Clarinet.
F. All students on this specialization must take 570:138 Instrumental Pedagogy: Woodwinds.