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The road less traveled. Your journey to the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) at Penn starts with you. your passions, your questions and your unique combination of academic interests. Read more
The road less traveled
Your journey to the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) at Penn starts with you: your passions, your questions and your unique combination of academic interests. You state your goals, and we help you craft your course of study within the rigorous academic environment of the Ivy League.

A curriculum created with you, for you
The MLA offers intellectual explorers like you the opportunity to design your own curriculum at the intersection of your interests in the liberal arts. With the support of Penn professors and program staff, you’ll choose nine courses that deepen and broaden your engagement with the ideas, questions and practices that matter most to you. Most of our courses take place in a small seminar format, allowing you to connect with both professors and peers in an intimate setting.

The program culminates in a large-scale capstone project tailored to your professional and intellectual goals. Our alumni have found the capstone—whether a research paper, memoir, screenplay, novel or other form of expression—to be both a defining process of intellectual self-discovery and a professional asset as they consider a career shift or prepare for a PhD program.

Why choose the MLA at Penn?
The MLA at Penn provides a powerful combination of customizability, advising and the outstanding resources of one of the nation’s top research universities.

Whether as a full- or part-time student, you’ll have access to classes in over 50 liberal arts course areas, and the chance to study in other world-renowned departments throughout the university. You’ll have the full run of our unmatched libraries and archives. You’ll enjoy the support and challenge of your MLA peers: driven, curious and accomplished professionals like you.

And most importantly, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance from MLA program staff and your professors as you clarify your goals for the program and design your course of study.

The MLA beyond Penn
Our alumni have used their MLA degrees to enrich their current working lives or launch themselves into their ideal careers by gaining expertise at the precise nexus of interests about which they’re most passionate. Many of our alumni successfully enter advanced degree and PhD programs, and state that they find themselves better equipped to pursue their chosen career path. The MLA degree has helped our alumni advance in the workplace professionally and financially and even discover new career paths. We welcome you to read more alumni stories to learn how the MLA can work for you in the real world.

Connect with the MLA today
The Penn MLA program prioritizes the power of personal connection — between students, teachers and program staff. We’re available to answer any questions that may arise as you explore the MLA program at Penn.

Courses and Curriculum

Individualized curriculum
Students in the Master of Liberal Arts degree program have the rare opportunity to develop their own concentration in the liberal arts from courses across the University. As an MLA student, you will design an individualized curriculum of nine graduate-level courses that center on a particular theme that interests you, culminating in an individual capstone project. The capstone is a large-scale academic project of your own choosing, created with the guidance of your professors and advisors. Previous capstones include memoirs, poetry cycles and research papers. The process of developing your capstone both tests and celebrates your education at Penn, and can be used to demonstrate the value of your time here to employers or graduate schools.

The range of courses available means you can construct a course of study at the precise nexus of your interests, or sample several different fields before settling on an ongoing focus. Moreover, the process itself of curating your own curriculum is one of the most valuable aspects of the MLA program. In doing so, you learn how to listen to your own instincts and curiosities, as well as to strategically direct your own development as a person, an academic and a professional in your field.

During the process of choosing your courses, you’ll be supported by the Program Director and our program staff. We take an intensive student-by-student approach, offering the open conversation and long-term advising relationships you need to help you choose the MLA path that meets your needs.

MLA course requirements and Proseminars
Your Master of Liberal Arts degree curriculum will consist of nine graduate-level courses. At least seven of these courses must be taken in the School of Arts and Sciences. Your curriculum may include up to two classes from other Schools in the University, such as the Annenberg School for Communication, the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Of the nine courses in your individualized curriculum, one to three of them must be MLA Proseminars. A Proseminar is a small, intensive class that asks you to integrate research, writing, discussion and other methods of inquiry. The small class size fosters thoughtful conversation and debate, and provides a powerful environment for intellectual growth. We offer multiple Proseminars each semester, and the topics change every semester as well.

MLA certificates
While earning your Master of Liberal Arts degree, you have the opportunity to earn a certificate in one of several subject areas, including Latin American Studies, Urban Studies, Cinema Studies and more. Each certificate program consists of an interdisciplinary set of classes, which was chosen by faculty members to help students explore and master the given topic. Please visit the certificate page to learn more.

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The M.A. in English offers three tracks. one in literature; one in writing, teaching, and criticism; and, one in creative writing. Read more
The M.A. in English offers three tracks: one in literature; one in writing, teaching, and criticism; and, one in creative writing. In the literature and writing, teaching, and criticism tracks, students may choose between thesis and non-thesis options. Students in the creative writing track must write a creative thesis. The master of arts in English helps students attain a number of goals. It offers opportunities for the study of language, literature, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and literary and cultural critical theory. The diverse and comprehensive selection of courses cultivates scholarly knowledge and enhances cultural literacy in an atmosphere that engages students intellectually and creatively. The program prepares students to enroll in advanced graduate programs (for the Ph.D. in literature or composition and rhetoric, for example), to teach literature or writing in secondary schools or two-year colleges, and to enter a range of other professions in which writing expertise and analytical thinking are valued.

Curriculum

Required core modules for all English MA students:

• ENG 500 The Discipline of English Studies
• ENG 501 Critical Theory

For additional modules taught on the literature track, please see the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/arts-humanities/english/english-ma-literature-track/

For additional modules taught on the creative writing track, please see the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/arts-humanities/english/english-ma-creative-writing-track/

For additional modules taught on the writing, teaching and criticism track, please see the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/arts-humanities/english/english-ma-writing-teaching-criticism-track/

Culture and Community

The English Department sponsors a vibrant cultural life that includes a renowned Poetry Center, readings by notable authors, two student literary journals (Daedalus and Literati), an English Club, an English Alumni organization, numerous student awards and scholarships, and local chapters of the Sigma Tau Delta English honors society and the National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE). Our students and faculty are also actively involved in the university’s ongoing sustainability efforts. All of these opportunities enable students to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom and collaborate with others who share their passions.

Careers

To the question "What can you do with an English degree?" we say: "What can't you do?" Our graduates enjoy successful careers in publishing, journalism, education, management, law, marketing, advertising, social media, human resources, and business. Many seek advanced degrees in English, law, information & library science, and other fields. Whatever career path you pursue, English will prepare you for any profession that values the kind of interpretive analysis, creative problem-solving, and polished communication central to the discipline of English Studies.

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The Master of Music in Theory is a 30 credit master’s degree preparing the student for a career in the field of music theory and for further graduate studies at the doctoral level. Read more
The Master of Music in Theory is a 30 credit master’s degree preparing the student for a career in the field of music theory and for further graduate studies at the doctoral level.

Learning Outcomes

Composition technique: students will compose music that is expressive, demonstrating the proper techniques in, and related to, the production of a professional-level composition.

Presentation of live compositions: students will present new works for live performers that are well-prepared, demonstrating a high level of individual preparation through engaging in proper rehearsal and performance techniques with collaborating performers.

Electro-acoustic composition technique: students will create new electro-acoustic works that demonstrate skill at executing works that rely on technology.

Score preparation: students will produce musical scores that are professionally notated, and should in all cases be clear, complete, free of errors, and should show attention to detail, including an informative program note for the audience.

Writing about music: students will write analytic papers that are clear and compelling, with proper use of terminology and conventions of musical writing; analysis will display critical listening and thinking skills, and demonstrate knowledge of diverse approaches to music theory and analysis.

Curriculum

Master of Music in Music Theory/Composition students are required to take:

• Composition
• Computer Music
• Form
• Orchestration
• Counterpoint
• Electives in Music History and Music Theory/Composition

Depending on their area of concentration, MM students prepare either a masters thesis (advanced research paper) or a large-scale composition under the supervision of their advisor. Recent MM thesis papers have studied the works of Stravinsky and Bernstein. Recent MM thesis compositions have been written and given their world premieres at WCU, scored for large percussion ensemble, orchestra, and concert band. Graduates from the MM in Theory/Composition program have gone on for more advanced study in composition and/or theory at the doctoral level. Most students from these programs aspire to become college-level instructors, while others have gone on to become freelance composers and arrangers.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Candidates must demonstrate sufficient pianistic ability, sight singing, and aural perception to meet demands of program.

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The Master of Music in Music History at West Chester University has been designed to serve a diverse student population, from those with specific research interests to those simply seeking greater exposure to music history and literature for educational purposes. Read more
The Master of Music in Music History at West Chester University has been designed to serve a diverse student population, from those with specific research interests to those simply seeking greater exposure to music history and literature for educational purposes. Music educators attempting to strengthen their own teaching curricula are especially encouraged to apply, as the program meets state requirements for an advanced degree for school teachers. Any undergraduate music degree (education, theory, history, performance) fulfills the prerequisite for the program.

Curriculum

The M.M. program is now more compact and easier to complete, as the previous 33 credit requirement has been reduced to 30. Degree requirements include:

• 15 credits in Music History (five courses, three from the sequence MHL 610-615)
• 6 Elective credits (two courses, may include Music History)
• 3 credits in Music Theory
• 6 credits directed toward thesis-related research (two courses, MHL 698 and MMU 699)
• Foreign Language requirement
• Thesis Defense

Students may complete the 6 elective credits in subjects of their own choosing, drawn from the full spectrum of offerings across the School of Music and university, including music education, music theory, and performance, and other fields. Students may satisfy the language requirement by exam or by applying elective credits to language study.

Recently the department's core offerings were revised to direct students better toward thesis work. Traditional survey courses have been replaced with "topics" courses in which fewer works are examined in greater depth. The masterworks of the past are studied in their political and cultural contexts to demonstrate the manifold interconnections of music, the other arts, and society. Sample topics (drawn from different courses in the curriculum) include:

"The Palestrina Style and the Counter-Reformation"
"Lully and Music for the Court of the 'Sun King' "
"Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and the Concerto"
"Mozart's Le Nozze de Figaro and the Enlightenment"
"Schubert's Songs and the Romantic Cult of Sensibility"
"The Influence of Ragtime and Jazz on European Art Music in the 1920s and 1930s"
"Music and Minimalism: Riley, Reich, and Glass"

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Candidates must demonstrate sufficient pianistic ability, sight singing, and aural perception to meet demands of program.

Further Study and Careers

This degree program is intended for students who (1) wish to continue their formal education working toward a doctoral degree in musicology, (2) desire to prepare themselves for a college-level teaching career in the area of music history and music appreciation, (3) do not necessarily intend to continue graduate work in music history, but desire more exposure to the repertory and literature of music from various historical periods, or (4) intend to pursue careers in closely related musical disciplines such as music editorship and publishing, music librarianship, music journalism and criticism, and music merchandising and marketing.

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The Master of Music in Music Education (Performance Option) is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability. Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Performance Option) is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability. The option is not intended to replace the opportunities for experience in Graduate Recitals which continue to be a part of the Applied Music performance degree program. In addition to four credit hours in applied music as part of the core requirements for the M.M. in Music Education degree, a research component consisting of MUE 698 (1) Performance Research, VOI/PIA/AIM 696 (1) Recital to be taken with applied lessons, Applied lesson to be taken with VOI/PIA/AIM 696.

Learning Outcomes

• Content and Pedagogical Specialist: Knows learners, subject matter, and curriculum.
• Assessment and Instructional Designer: Constructs effective learning experiences/outcomes assessments.
• Classroom Community Builder and Diversity Advocate: Values diversity and community in the classroom through practice.
• School and Community Professional: Applies knowledge of the context of education and engages in collaborative activities, partnerships, service, and advocacy.
• Self-Directed Practitioner: Directs personal growth, professional practice, and reflective practice.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see what modules are taught on this course:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-performance-concentration/

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The Master of Music in Music Education (Research Report Option) requires completion of a scholarly investigated and written paper which is created through registration in the following courses. Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Research Report Option) requires completion of a scholarly investigated and written paper which is created through registration in the following courses:

• MUE 500 Methods and Materials of Research (3): Basic techniques and procedures. Major types of research. Methods for locating, evaluating, and interpreting evidence. Preparation of a research outline

• MUE 691 Research Seminar in Music (2): A research proposal with supporting procedures is developed. Guidance in individual research topics, with tutorial assistance in form and style of research writing. Outline for Section IV (Discussion) and working bibliography are complied

• MUE 692 Research Report (2): Completion of the research paper.

Please visit the website for more information regarding the course curriculum:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-research-concentration/

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The Master of Music in Music Education (Orff-Schulwerk Option) is designed to provide certification in Orff-Schulwerk as recommended by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Orff-Schulwerk Option) is designed to provide certification in Orff-Schulwerk as recommended by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. To complete requirements for the degree and AOSA certification requires an eighteen (18) credit hour concentration:

Level I: MUE 570 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 571 (1) Recorder, MUE 572 (1) Movement
Level II: MUE 573 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 574 (1) Recorder, MUE 575 (1) Movement
Level III: MUE 576 (2) Basic Musicianship, MUE 577 (1) Recorder, MUE 578 (1) Movement

Additional Courses: MUE 579 (1) Recorder Ensemble, MUE 580 (1) Movement, MUE 581 (1) Instrumentarium Practicum

All students in M.M. programs in music education also must complete a comprehensive exit examination.  Students not holding Level I Certification in music education must complete prerequisite undergraduate work prior to admission into a graduate program that requires Level I Certification.

For more detailed information about the course curriculum, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-orff-schulwerk-concentration/

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West Chester University Graduate Programs
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The Master of Music in Music Education (Kodaly Methodology Option) is designed to provide certification in Kodaly Methodology as recommended by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Kodaly Methodology Option) is designed to provide certification in Kodaly Methodology as recommended by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. To complete requirements for the degree and AOSA certification requires an eighteen (18) credit hour concentration:

• Level I: MUE 560 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 561 (2) Methodology
• Level II: MUE 562 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 563 () Methodology
• Level III: MUE 564 (2) Musicianship Training, MUE 565 (2) Methodology

Additional Courses: MUE 566 (2) Kodaly Conducting, MUE 567 (2) Kodaly Folk Song Analysis, MUE 568 (2) Kodaly Games and Materials, MUE 569 (1) Kodaly Final Project

All students in M.M. programs in music education also must complete a comprehensive exit examination.  Students not holding Level I Certification in music education must complete prerequisite undergraduate work prior to admission into a graduate program that requires Level I Certification.

For more information about the course curriculum, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-kodaly-concentration/

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The Master of Music in Music Education (Music Technology Option) is designed to provide certification in music technology as recommended by Technology in Music Education (Ti:ME). Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Music Technology Option) is designed to provide certification in music technology as recommended by Technology in Music Education (Ti:ME). To complete requirements for the degree and TI:ME certification requires a ten credit hour concentration (10):

• MUE 591 (3) Introduction to Notation, Sequencing, and Electronic Instruments
• MUE 592 (3) Introduction to Internet, Multimedia, and Computer Assisted Instruction
• MUE 598 (3) Curricular Integration of Music Technology
• MUE 593 (3) Notation or MUE 594 (2) Sequencing
• MUE 595 (3) Interactive Internet or MUE 596 (3) Multimedia Authoring or MUE 597 (3) Digital Media

All students in M.M. programs in music education also must complete a comprehensive exit examination.  Students not holding Level I Certification in music education must complete prerequisite undergraduate work prior to admission into a graduate program that requires Level I Certification.

Please visit the website for more information about the course curriculum:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-music-technology-concentration/

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The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental degree is offered for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Read more
The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental degree is offered for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. It is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in instrumental-related studies.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see the course curriculum:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-instrumental-concentration/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Read more
The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Candidates for the MM degree must hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• AIM 691 Research Seminar In Music
• CHO 541 Applied Choral Conducting I
• CHO 542 Applied Choral Conducting II
• CHO 543 Applied Choral Conducting III
• CHO 612 Concert Choir
• VOC 526 Choral Literature
• VOC 613 Advanced Choral Conducting

Conentration Electives:

Select three credits of concentration electives from the following

• VOC 516 French-German Diction
• VOC 591 Vocal Pedagogy
• MHL 654 History of Opera

Free Electives:

• Any 500-level course selected under advisement.

Recital Component:

• VOI 697 Recital

Please see the website for detailed information about these modules:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-conducting-concentration/

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Choral Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Choral Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Candidates for the MM degree must hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• VOI 526 (2) Survey of Choral Literature
• VOC 613 (2) Advanced Choral Conducting
• CHO 541 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 542 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 543 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 612 (1) Concert Choir
• AIM 691 (2) Research Seminar

Concentration electives selected from:

• VOC 515 (2) English-Italian Diction
• VOC 516 (3) French German Diction
• VOC 591 (3) Vocal Pedagogy
• MHL 654 (3) History of Opera

Free electives:

• 3 credits of any 500 level course(s) selected under advisement

Recital component:

• VOC 697 (2) Recital

For more detailed information about these modules, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/#coursestext

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Voice is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Voice is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in vocal-related studies (diction, voice lessons, etc.).

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• 3 credits in music history (MHL) 1
• 3 credits in music theory (MTC) 2

• VOI 541 Advanced Voice Private Lesson
• VOI 542 Advanced Voice Private Lesson
• VOI 543 Advanced Voice Private Lessons
• VOC 524 Musico-Dramatic Productions

Electives (4-6 credits) :

• VOC 511 Master Class Voice: Baroque Period
• VOC 512 Master Class Voice: German Lied
• VOC 513 Master Class Voice: French Melodie
• VOC 514 Master Class Voice: 20th Century Art Song
• VOC 516 French-German Diction
• VOC 526 Choral Literature
• VOC 529 Vocal Literature
• VOC 591 Vocal Pedagogy
• MHL 654 History of Opera

• Any 500-level courses selected under advisement.

Recital component:

• VOI 697 Recital

Completion of a comprehensive exit examination is required.

Please visit the website for detailed information about these modules:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/#coursestext

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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West Chester University Graduate Programs
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The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Applicants without a degree in piano can be admitted to the piano pedagogy program only if they demonstrate equivalent background in piano and if no more than twelve credits of remediation would be required.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

• 3 credits of music history (MHL)
• 3 credits of music theory (MTC)
• 9 credits in individual lessons at the advanced level:
• 6 credits in keyboard literature
• 3 credits of concentration electives
• 2 credits of recital components

Completion of a comprehensive exit examination is also required.

For more detailed information about the curriculum and what modules are available, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-keyboard-concentration-piano-harpsichord-organ/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Organ is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Organ is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in organ-related studies.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see what modules are taught on this course:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-keyboard-concentration-piano-harpsichord-organ/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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