Director: J. A. Duff.
Graduate Coordinator: L. S. Odom.
Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.
The School of Music offers programs leading to the Master of Music degree in music and music education. Program concentrations in music include choral conducting, composition, instrumental conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, and sacred music. In addition, the School of Music offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in music and in music education.
The Ph.D. program in music education emphasizes college music teaching. The Ph.D. program in music includes concentrations in:
- Music history and literature, with options in traditional musicology and ethnomusicology
- Composition, with options in acoustic and electroacoustic specialization
All Ph.D. students are encouraged to find opportunities to teach and lecture in their specializations; and with the assistance of their principal professors, to prepare papers, workshops, and clinics for presentation at professional conferences, in the public schools, and at colleges and universities. Students also are encouraged to publish their research in appropriate journals. Minimum requirements for the M.M. and Ph.D. degrees are given in the General Information section of this catalog. The week before classes begin, students must take placement examinations in music history and in music theory. Students wanting to study privately in a performance studio must be auditioned and accepted by the appropriate area faculty. Voice students must demonstrate appropriate skills in language and diction. All deficiencies must be remedied.