Musicology Department

Degrees

Masters Program

Prerequisite:
Bachelor's degree (B.M. or B.A.) with a major in music, or demonstrated equivalent.

Admission:
Applications for the M.A. in musicology must include a formal research paper on a historical or theoretical subject in music. The applicant's scores on the GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.Please see Admissions & Financial Aid office for more information.

Major:
18 credit hours. Music History and Literature Courses: three courses selected from M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.), M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.), M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.), M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.), M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.), M654 Classic Music (3 cr.), M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.), or M656 Music Since 1900 (3 cr.), M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated) or M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated);
Music Theory Analysis Courses: two courses selected from T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.), T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.), T555 Schenkerian Analysis (3 cr.), T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.);
Electives: 3 credit hours selected from graduate courses in music history and literature, musicology, music theory, or ethnomusicology.

Music History and Literature Requirement:
6 credit hours selected from M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.), M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), M650 Music in the United States (3 cr.), M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.), M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.), M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.), M654 Classic Music (3 cr.), M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.), or M656 Music Since 1900 (3 cr.), M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated) or M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.; course topics may not be repeated)

Cognate:

6 credit hours in a field inside or outside music in which the student has the background to do graduate-level course work.

Tool Subjects:
M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.). Reading knowledge of German, as demonstrated by musicology department examination. Incoming M.A. students are required to complete the language requirements within one calendar of matriculation. If a student fails to fulfill the language requirement by the appropriate deadline, the student is placed on probation for one semester. If the student then fails to fulfill the requirement by the beginning of the following semester, the student is dismissed from the musicology program.

Ensemble:
Each semester.

Master of Arts Examination:
Students take the Master of Arts examination in musicology during the term in which they complete their course work for the degree.

Students may be denied the M.A. degree or admission to the Ph.D. curriculum in musicology at Indiana University on the basis of performance on the Master of Arts examination.

Please see Graduate Advising Office for more information on degree requirements.