MA in Musicology

aldwyn hogg“I find the diversity of the faculty to be a great help and inspiration. I've been exposed to a plethora of methodologies, and ways of thinking about music, that I've been slowly able to coalesce and use to shape my own work.” Aldwyn Hogg, MA Candidate, Musicology

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Program Requirements

                

Course-based   

Thesis-based*  

Number of courses

7 half courses (or equivalent) 4 half courses (or equivalent)

Mandatory and recommended courses

4 selected from course offerings on topics in music and musical thought of various periods, such as the medieval period (9536), the Renaissance (9537), the eighteenth century (9538), the Classical period (9540), the nineteenth century (9541), the twentieth century (9542); methods and approaches in musicology (9552); musical genres or repertoires, such as performance practices (9544), opera (9550); topics in popular music studies (9549)

3 half courses selected from the above topics, from music theory course offerings, or from other disciplines (e.g., women’s studies, media studies, etc.)

4 selected from course offerings on topics in music and musical thought of various periods, such as the medieval period (9536), the Renaissance (9537), the eighteenth century (9538), the Classical period (9540), the nineteenth century (9541), the twentieth century (9542); methods and approaches in musicology (9552); musical genres or repertoires, such as performance practices (9544), opera (9550); topics in popular music studies (9549)

Other requirements

Viva Voce Examination Thesis (on a topic in the field of Western art music or popular music)

Expected duration of program

5 terms 5 terms

* Students must declare their intention to write a thesis after discussion with the Program Advisor by the end of the first term of registration. They must identify a thesis supervisor and submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate Committee no later than one month after the start of their third term of registration.

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