Illinois School of Music Graduate Handbook

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Graduate student andbook for the University of Illinois School of Music, 2015-2016.

Text of Illinois School of Music Graduate Handbook

  • 2015-2016 HANDBOOK FOR

    GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MUSIC The information contained in the Graduate Handbook is for general guidance on matters of interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students in the School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This Handbook summarizes campus/university policies as a convenient reference tool. However, information on campus and university policies contained herein is subject to change without notice. For the most current procedures, please see the official campus/university versions of these policies as posted on official web sites. These can be accessed through the campus policies and procedures home page at: http://www.cam.illinois.edu/addrefs.htm Graduate students at the University of Illinois are students of the Graduate College. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the procedures, policies, and deadlines of the Graduate College. Please refer to the Graduate Colleges website: www.grad.illinois.edu. Graduate students pursuing the Master of Music in Music Education or the PhD in Music Education, will find additional information and requirements on the Music Education advising site, http://camil.music.illinois.edu/%7Ebergonzi/gradadvising. Important! If you matriculated to the School of Music as a graduate student prior to the Fall 2014, please consult the handbook used at the time of your entry. Graduate Handbooks from a previous academic year are available online at http://go.illinois.edu/GradResources. Thank you, Academic Affairs Office University of Illinois | School of Music Phone: 217.244.2670

    U N I V E R S I T Y O F I L L I N O I S A T U R B A N A - C H A M P A I G N

    Published August 2015

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    I. Welcome and General Statement............ .......................................................................................................... 5 A. Welcome........................................................................................ ................................................... 5 B. Advising ............................................................................................................................................. 5 C. Online Resources ............................................................................................................................. 5 D. Student Code and Academic Integrity ......................................................................................... 5 E. Annual Academic Progress Reviews............................................................................................. 7

    II. Entrance Requirements and Placement Procedures ..................................................................................... 7 A. Evaluating Entrance Requirements . .............................................................................................7 B. Language Requirements by Degree and Program .......................................................................7

    1. Language Requirements for Master of Music students ................................................... 7 2. Language Requirements for Artist Diploma students ..................................................... 8

    3. Language Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology students .............. 8 4. Language Requirements for Doctor of Musical Arts students ...................................... 8 C. Music History, Music Theory, and Aural Skills Entrance Exams ............................................ 9 1. Music History Entrance Exam .......................................................................................... 10 2. Music Theory and Aural Skills Entrance Exams ........................................................... 10

    D. Completion of Deficiencies ......................................................................................................... 10 E. Literature and Pedagogy Coursework Preparation ................................................................... 11 1. Doctor of Musical Arts with a concentration in Choral Music ................................... 11 2. Doctor of Musical Arts with a concentration in Performance and Literature .......... 11 3. Master of Music with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy ........................................... 11 F. Ensemble Placement and Participation Policy .......................................................................... 11 1. List of Approved Ensembles .............................................................................................. 11 2. Master of Music (MM) ......................................................................................................... 11

    3. Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) ......................................................................................... 12 III. Admission to a Doctoral Program Upon Completion of the MM at UIUC ........................................ 13

    IV. Degree Requirements ..................................................................................................................................... 14 A. Music 528A and MUS 528B: Research and Bibliography in Music ...................................... 14 1. MUS 528 Section A .............................................................................................................. 14 2. MUS 528 Section B .............................................................................................................. 14 3. Advice for Master of Music students (excluding musicology) ...................................... 15 4. Advice for Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Students ..................................................... 15

    B. Master of Music Curricula ............................................................................................................ 15 C. Master of Music and Master of Music Education Comprehensive Examinations.............. 20

    1. Choral Music, Performance and Literature, Instrumental Conducting (Orchestra), Piano Pedagogy, and Vocal Accompanying and Coaching Concentrations .................. 21

    2. Music Composition Concentration .................................................................................. 21 3. Instrumental Conducting (Band) Concentration ........................................................... 21 4. Jazz Performance Concentration ...................................................................................... 21 5. Musicology Concentration ................................................................................................. 22 6. Music Theory Concentration ............................................................................................. 22 7. Master of Music Education................................................................................................ 22 D. Master of Music Required Recitals .............................................................. .............................. 22 1. Number of Recitals and Repertoire Criteria, by Concentration .................................. 22 2. Preparation of Recital Repertoire ..................................................................................... 23

    3. Content of Recitals .............................................................................................................. 23 4. Time Limitations ................................................................................................................. 24 5.Memorization ........................................................................................................................ 24

    6. Recital Venues ...................................................................................................................... 24 E. Artist Diploma Curriculum .......................................................................................................... 24

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  • F. Artist Diploma Recital Requirement .......................................................................................... 24 G. Doctoral Programs ........................................................................................................................ 25 1. Stages of Doctoral Programs ............................................................................................. 25 2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Musicology Curricula ................................................. 26 3. Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Curricula ....................................................................... 26 4. DMA Cognates .................................................................................................................... 30 5. Number of Recitals and Repertoire Criteria ................................................................... 30 6. Preparation of Recital Repertoire ..................................................................................... 31 7. Options for fulfilling the Degree Recital Requirement ................................................. 32 8. Content of Recitals .............................................................................................................. 32 9. Time Limitations ................................................................................................................. 32 10. Memorization ..................................................................................................................... 32 11. Recital Venu