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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Instrument - Performance with Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis, M.M.

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Master of Music

The Hartt School offers a variety of majors within the Master of Music degree program. Curricula are designed to elevate student accomplishments to the highest possible professional levels. Applicants for this degree will usually have completed a bachelor’s degree in music from an NASM-accredited institution or from a comparable foreign school. The Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to decide if and when students have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. Applicants may be required to take a special examination to determine their level or preparation for one of Hartt’s degree programs.

Specific Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Choral Conducting

Score reading
Figured bass realization
Keyboard skills
Tonal counterpoint

Music History

A minimum of 15 credits in music history and literature
A thorough background in European history

Music Theory

Tonal harmony and counterpoint
Tonal and post-tonal form and analysis
Instrumentation and orchestration
Keyboard skills and score reading

All curricula for the Master of Music require a minimum of 35 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. These credits normally are earned during four semesters of full-time study (minimum of 9 credits per semester, maximum of 13 credits); however, part-time study is possible. A maximum of 16 credits of studio or private lessons may count toward the degree. Normally, performance majors must complete two recitals for noncredit. Up to 4 credits in chamber music may be earned toward the degree, excluding Conducting. The thesis, if required, may be begun during the last (fourth) semester of full-time study or after the successful completion of 30 credits. The degree must be completed within five years from the date of matriculation.

Total credits for degree: 36

Major Area (30 credits)

Other Studies (6 credits)


  • Electives 0 credits


1Students may be assigned to one semester of Contemporary Players in lieu of one semester of Chamber Music and/or one semester of Guitar Ensemble.

2HLM 611 , HLM 612 , HLM 613 - Graduate Music History Review: Romantic and Early 20th-Century Music  (must be taken first if required per placement exam).

3TH 611 , TH 612 , TH 613 - Graduate Music Theory Review: Post-Tonal Theory  (must be taken first if required per placement exam).

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