Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Master of Arts in Music

Advisor: William Rothstein

Mission Statements

Master of Arts in Music Composition
The mission of this program of study is to provide students with professional training as composers. It includes intensive work with a faculty mentor, participating in a community of composers in a workshop setting as works are developed and preparation of the student's own works for performances with college or other ensembles.  Core courses expand students' abilities to engage in musical discourse across music disciplines.

Master of Arts in Musicology
The mission of this program is to meet the needs of two kinds of students: (1) those who plan to pursue doctoral study in musicology (music history) but need additional preparation beyond the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music; and (2) those whose principal field is not musicology but who wish to acquire graduate-level qualifications in this field. The program develops students' abilities in the techniques of music analysis, academic research, and academic writing. It also introduces them to recent trends in musicology and music theory.

Master of Arts in Music Theory
The mission of this program is to meet the needs of two kinds of students: (1) those who plan to pursue doctoral study in music theory but need additional preparation beyond the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music; and (2) those whose principal field is not music theory but who wish to acquire graduate-level qualifications in this field. The program develops students' abilities in the techniques of music analysis, academic research, and academic writing. It also introduces them to recent trends in music theory and musicology.

 

Degree Requirements

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for Master’s degrees, listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

  1. A student normally majors in one area: composition, theory, or music history (musicology).

  2. All students complete 36 credits. Composition majors complete a large composition as a thesis. The degree is normally completed in four semesters. Classes are usually scheduled in the late afternoon or early evening.

  3. The following examinations must be passed during the course of study:

    1. Theory Qualifying Exam, covering music theory and musicianship, must be taken before registering for the first semester. Each of the examination's four parts (harmonization, sight singing, dictation, and keyboard harmony) must be passed before graduation. Those students who fail in any part of the exam will consult the Graduate Advisor for coursework or other recommended study.

    2. History Qualifying Exam, covering the history of Western music, must be taken before registering for their first semester. Those who need further work in this area will consult the Graduate Advisor for coursework or other recommended study.

    3. A reading proficiency examination in French, German, or Italian is required of all students majoring in theory or music history (musicology). Composition majors may substitute an examination in foreign-language musical terms for the language examination.

 

Course of Study

Majors in composition are required to take MUSIC 729, 730, 731, 742, 784, 785, 789 (one semester), and three semesters of MUSIC 725.

Majors in music theory are required to take MUSIC 700, 742, 745, 746, 762 or 763 (two semesters), and 789 (one or two semesters).

Majors in musicology are required to take MUSIC 700, 702, 742, 789 (one or two semesters), plus two semesters chosen from MUSIC 710, 711, 760, or 761.