Emporia State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate education in music at Emporia State University is based upon a tradition that nurtures scholarship, promotes performance, and encourages creativity. Graduate programs in music seek to address the professional and practical needs of post-baccalaureate students and prepare them for active careers and post-graduate study in music. Emporia State University offers the Master of Music with a Concentration in Music Education or a Concentration in Music Performance.
Degree candidacy in the Department of Music is formal approval to pursue the Master of Music degree. This approval cannot be sought until all departmental first semester requirements in Music Theory, Music History, and Orchestration have been met.
Following the completion of 12 - 14 hours of study which include the completion of departmental preliminary Music Theory, Music History, and Orchestration requirements as stated above, the graduate student will make application for Degree Candidacy to the Master of Music program. The application process will include the following:
• Letter to Department of Music Graduate Committee requesting degree candidacy;
• Statement of educational philosophy or professional goals;
• Interview with the Music Graduate Committee. The Music Graduate Committee will review the materials submitted, the student's grades and degree progress, and the student's potential for program completion. The committee will make one of the following recommendations:
• Approval of Degree Candidacy and recommendation of members of student's Graduate Committee.
• Provisional approval and course recommendation(s). Following the completion of the recommendations, the student will reapply for Degree Candidacy.
• No approval of Degree Candidacy.
All graduate students in music must complete the Graduate Comprehensive Exam:
The Graduate Comprehensive Examination will consist of 6 questions solicited from the candidate's committee; 3 from the major professor, and 1 from each of the areas of history, theory, and research. The candidate must pass 5 out of 6 of the questions. This examination will be administered during the final semester of graduate study.
National Association of Schools of Music.
International Student Requirements:
For international student admissions, visit our International Education web site.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 32
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999