Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri

Program Description

Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri

The Department of Music fosters artistic excellence through scholarship, teaching, and performance, serving as a center of artistic inquiry, leadership, and collaboration. In fulfillment of its mission, the Department of Music:

  • Advocates music as an essential element of human experience.
  • Prepares students for careers and further study in music.
  • Serves as a leader in music education, while offering distinctive programs in music technology, Kodaly certification, jazz/commercial music, and piano pedagogy.

The department encourages creative and reflective thinking through its support of the General Education program.

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UCM offers the traditional Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:

  • Conducting
  • History and Literature
  • Kodaly
  • Music Education
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy

Students may also complete an MA degree during three summer sessions (with additional online coursework), with emphases in:

  • Music Education (conducting emphasis for music educators)
  • Kodaly

Students must complete a minimum of 32 hours of graduate credit regardless of the chosen emphasis.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts Degree in Music

Graduate students with a Master of Arts in Music degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand and apply advanced elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Engage in research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within his/her area of emphasis.
  • Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.

Specific objectives for the Master of Arts degree are as follows:

  1. To provide opportunities for advanced study to part-time or full-time students who possess a baccalaureate degree in music and who seek personal growth, professional 5 advancements, and preparation for further graduate study.
  2. To provide an atmosphere conducive to creative intellectual thought and stimulating study.
  3. To provide experiences and opportunities within the student's area of specialized study for basic research and the analysis interpretation and reporting of data.
  4. To provide experiences and opportunities for the creation, analysis, interpretation, and performance of music.

Admission to the MA Program in Music

Students wishing to apply for admission to the graduate program should go the university’s website at “ucmo.edu/graduate” and click on the link to apply for admission. Students must also provide transcripts of all undergraduate work, for all applicants for a graduate degree must have completed a bachelor’s degree in music OR completed the requirements for a BA degree in music at UCM. Payment of an application fee is also required (see the current catalog).

These materials are then sent to the Department of Music for evaluation. If accepted, the student will be notified and may then begin planning a program with a graduate coordinator. To be accepted for graduate study in music, the student must have:

  • An undergraduate grade-point of 2.50 in music.
  • Completed an undergraduate degree in music or completed the requirements for a BA degree in music (see the undergraduate catalog).
  • Completed prerequisites for Central graduate courses.

Application Information

Prospective graduate students must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before they may apply for entrance in Central Missouri's graduate program.

The application for admission is found at: http://www.ucmo.edu/graduate. Students may request a catalog by calling the office of Graduate Studies at: 660- 543-4621. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work are required and should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies with the application for admission.

After the application is processed by the Graduate office, it is sent to the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Music. The student will be notified of his/her acceptance in a letter from the department chair.

Assistantships



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Graduate students in music may apply for assistantships in both the music department and in those areas of the university where assistantships do not require specialized knowledge. The student may request an application for an assistantship from the Graduate Office.

Assistantships include both a fee waiver for graduate courses taken for credit and a stipend of $7500 for the academic year.

Students who apply for an assistantship in music should make application by March 1 if they intend to begin graduate study the following August. Assistantships are announced by April 15 for the coming academic year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Jan. 7, 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
292 USD
Missouri Resident: $292.35/per credit hour. Non-Resident: $584.70/per credit hour. Per credit hour rates do not include mandatory fees, housing or textbooks.
Information
Deadline
Locations
USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
Start date : Aug. 2018
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End date July 31, 2020
Start date : Jan. 7, 2019
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End date Dec. 31, 2020
Start date : May 13, 2019
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End date Apr. 30, 2021
Dates
Aug. 2018
USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
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End date July 31, 2020
Jan. 7, 2019
USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 31, 2020
May 13, 2019
USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
Application deadline Request Info
End date Apr. 30, 2021