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All Doctor of Philosophy students follow the same core curriculum for roughly the first two years of study and then concentrate on emphasis course work in musicology, and ethnomusicology, or composition and theory. Composition emphasizes analysis of tonal and post-tonal music, and original composition. Musicology focuses on stylistic study in all historical periods, the acquisition of research skills, and the presentation of papers dealing with studies in music history. Ethnomusicology covers training in the theory, fieldwork, ethnography, transcription, and intellectual history of the subject.

The Department of Music offers a Master of Arts degree in conducting designed for students who expect to conduct the major repertoire during their professional careers. In addition to developing practical technical skills, students study issues of performance practice and musical analysis, and gain experience in the preparation of performance materials.

All students are encouraged to take part in performance groups sponsored by the department.

Apply online through the Office of Graduate Studies. Applications are due December 1.

For more information, contact faculty graduate advisers, Kurt Rohde regarding the Ph.D. in composition, and Carol Hess regarding the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and musicology, or staff graduate coordinator, Marian Bilheimer.

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