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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Cognate in Music


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A graduate cognate in music lends more coherence to the cluster of courses students take beyond those required for the degree and offers more meaningful recognition for extra courses taken beyond the degree requirements.

Admission: Students who have been accepted into a graduate major in music may apply for admission to a graduate cognate in music after they arrive on campus. Admission to a cognate requires the following, in order:

  1. Acceptance for admission to CWU graduate program.
  2. Acceptance for admission to a major graduate program in music (by audition/interview).
  3. Acceptance for admission to the graduate cognate by separate audition/interview. This interview/admission will normally be conducted during the first quarter of enrollment or later. It is not part of the primary admission process so as to avoid confusion of initial advising and enrollment. Acceptance for admission is also dependent on space available in the area, to be determined by faculty in that area.

Guidelines:

  1. Students are allowed on graduate cognate in music.
  2. Students accepted into a cognate will have an assigned advisor, but will not need to form a graduate committee for the cognate final project or recital. This advisor will be responsible for evaluating the culminating recital or project and will also be a member of the student’s graduate committee.
  3. Courses counted for the cognate must also be indicated on the course of study form, separate from general, specific and elective curricular requirements.
  4. Material and coursework covered in the cignate would be eligible for inclusion in the final examination, as approved by student’s major graduate committee chair.

Content: Students must take a minimum of 12 credits of courses approved by the cognate advisor in consultation with the major advisor, normally taken from those that apply to the corresponding major area, plus one credit of MUS 600, Graduate Cognate Project in the quarter the required culminating work in presented, above the 45 credits required for the master’s degree (totaling a minimum of 58 for the degree with major and cognate).

Subject Areas:
Composition
Conducting
Performance
Performance-Pedagogy
Music Education
Music Theory
Music History

Individual Subject Area Requirements:

Composition


Students receive guided study in their own musical compositiion, culminating in the presentation of a musical composition or project in the field of composition.

Approved Composition/Theory classes: 6 credits


Normally, courses would be chosen from:

MUS 444, Canon and Fugue (3)

Conducting


Students are provided opportunities to hone their conducting skills, culminating in a project or public performance demonstrating progress in the student’s conducting experience.

3 credits of orchestration or arranging courses

Approved Conducting classes Credits: 9


Student must take three credits of MUS 541.

Normally, courses would be chosen from:
MUS 440, Analytic Tech II (3)

Performance


Students receive opportunities, through applied study and performance experience, to improve their performance skills on a primary instrument or voice, culminating in a public performance.

MUS 426, Studio Literature (3)
1 credit ensemble (note: this credit is in addition to three credits required in all master’s degrees)

Performance-Pedagogy


Students receive opportunities to improve performance skills with additional emphasis on the pedagogy of the primary instrument or voice, culminating in an appropriate performance, project or combination in lecture-demonstration.

MUS 425, Studio Pedagogy (3)
1 credit ensemble (note: this credit is in addition to three credits required in all master’s degrees)

Music Education


Students are provided opportunities to study and conduct research in the field of music education in greater depth, culminating in an appropriate written document or project.

Approved Music Education classes Credits (12)


Normally, courses would be chosen from:

Music Theory


Students are provided opportunities to study and conduct research in the field of music theory in greater depth, culminating in an appropriate written document or project.

Approved Music Theory classes Credits (12)


Note: These credits are in addition to three credits required in all master’s degrees.

Normally, courses would be chosen from:

MUS 444, Canon and Fugue (3)

Music History


Students are provided opportunities to study and conduct research in the field of music history in greater depth, culminating in an appropriate written document or project.

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