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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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History and Literature

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History and Literature (Ethnomusicology)

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Theory and Composition

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Music

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Entrepreneurship

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Event Management

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Bachelor of Music (BM)

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Composition

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Theory

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Performance - Instrumental

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Combination with Outside Field

This curriculum is designed for students who desire a Bachelor of Music degree, but who also wish to venture into other areas of study and earn a second bachelor’s degree. A number of programs in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Design, Construction and Planning; Education; Engineering; Health and Human Performance; Public Health and Health Professions; Journalism and Communications; Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, are available to the students to select from. The goal of this degree track is to able to student to complete all course work for both major in 4 years (with the exception of 5 year Engineering degrees).

Students who are interested in double majoring in music and another field will start with their required course work for music (also known as "tracking requirements") and gradually integrate the 2nd major tracking courses into their schedules during the first 4 semesters. Students often times can "double dip", taking not only the 2nd major required course work but also the general education courses. 

​This track is also ideal for students who are interested in pre-health related professions (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-OT, etc.) and pre-law.

​Students can also pursue a combined degree, a bachelors degree along with a master's degree, typically completed within four years. Most popular options include Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Entrepreneurship offered by the Hough Graduate School of Business.

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Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
Master of Music (MM)

The Master of Music degree includes core courses in music as well as courses in the area of specialization. A secondary concentration may be added and will require additional coursework.

Secondary concentrations are listed below. Interested students will need to declare their desire to add a second concentration, apply for the program and complete the necessary paperwork in order to officially add a second concentration. Admission to a second concentration will be determined by the faculty in that area. No more than one concentration beyond the major specialization may be attempted. One member of the supervisory committee must represent the secondary concentration. Unless indicated otherwise, courses required for the second concentration may not also fulfill specific degree requirements in the area of primary specialization. However, courses in the second concentration may, at the discretion of the student’s supervisory committee, be used to fulfill approved elective credit in the primary degree area.

MM Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Helton, jhelton@ufl.edu

Music Performance
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Methods of Musical Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6973* Individual Project
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL/MUR 6000/7000
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principal
6-9
Approved Electives (a minimum of two hours must be in ensembles)
5-8

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Electronic Music (12 credits)
Courses
Credits

Four courses, 12 credits, from the following

MUC 5315 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6444 Composition of Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6445 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital I*
3
MUC 6446 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital II*
3
MUC 7447 Advanced Seminar in Electroacoustic Music*
3
MUC 7938 Seminar in Digital Sound Processing, Control, and Composition*
3

*Indicates the required sequence for Music Composition majors.

Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6177 Graduate Jazz Theory
3
MUC 6625 Jazz Composition and Arranging
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principle (Jazz Studio)
3
MUS 6973 Individual Project or Recital
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Education (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3

(any 3 of the 4 classes may be taken to complete the 2nd concentration)

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Piano Pedagogy (Concentration) (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVK 6651 Piano Pedagogy
3
MVK 6661 Advanced Piano Pedagogy
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3
Piano Pedagogy (Concentration)
Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Electronic Music (12 credits)
Courses
Credits

Four courses, 12 credits, from the following

MUC 5315 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6444 Composition of Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6445 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital I*
3
MUC 6446 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital II*
3
MUC 7447 Advanced Seminar in Electroacoustic Music*
3
MUC 7938 Seminar in Digital Sound Processing, Control, and Composition*
3

*Indicates the required sequence for Music Composition majors.

Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6177 Graduate Jazz Theory
3
MUC 6625 Jazz Composition and Arranging
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principle (Jazz Studio)
3
MUS 6973 Individual Project or Recital
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Education (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3

(any 3 of the 4 classes may be taken to complete the 2nd concentration)

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Performance (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVO 6460 Performance
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Performance

The Doctor of Musical Arts is a 90-credit, residential degree program delivered at the University of Florida. This DMA program may include up to 30 graduate credits officially transferred from a master's degree. This uniquely designed program is set to prepare highly qualified, elite musicians for both higher education and artistic job markets. The degree is distinguished by the requirement of a cognate (to be determined by the end of the first year) in a discipline outside of Music, such as Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Management, Arts in Medicine, Digital Media, or other areas suitable for interdisciplinary partnership. Cognates can be selected from a number of graduate programs across the UF campus, and a comprehensive list of graduate certificate programs is in the Graduate School catalog.  

  • Placement exams for music history and theory are offered prior to the first semester. Students who do not place out of review courses, may use these for electives within the DMA.
     
  • Students may have no more than 30 master's courses evaluated for transfer to the DMA program. The full Graduate School Transfer of Credit policy is available online in the graduate catalog. The academic program plans below may vary slightly according to the individual transfer review.
     
  • Students present three degree recitals (typically one each spring). Each recital should have 60-75 minutes of music, which must include one work by a living composer.
     
  • All students will collaborate with a composer and premiere at least one new composition during the DMA degree. The composer can be a student composer at UF or another institution, or a professional composer anywhere in the world. Students are encouraged to seek grant funding to commission a new work. The chair of the supervisory committee and the composition faculty can help facilitate contact with composers and granting organizations.
     
  • If approved by the student's supervisory chair, one of the three recitals may be a chamber or a lecture recital.
     
  • Capstone experiences for the degree include a written exam; an oral examination, including a prepared lecture; and a doctoral project defense to assimilate applied music and cognate disciplines.

degree requirements ( credits)
Courses
Credits

Doctor of Music Arts

Transfer advising takes place during the first semester
90
major area (57-63 credits)
Courses
Credits
Music & Performance Courses: (actual courses may vary depending upon transferred master's credit)
57-63
MVO 7460 Performance
9
MUS 7951 Individual Project
9
MUN 6xxx Ensembles/Chamber Music
4
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
MUS 6716 Methods of Musical Research and Bibliography
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
2
MUH/MUL/MUR 6xxx/7xxx Selected from Graduate Music History/Literature/Sacred Music Offerings
9
MUT 6xxx/7xxx Selected from Graduate Music Theory Offerings
6
Approved Electives
3 to 6
cognate (15-21 credits)
Courses
Credits
The DMA cognate
15-21

The cognate area of study is comprised of 5-7 courses, which provides a secondary skill set and knowledge base, and will inform the doctoral project undertaken at the end of the degree. Students identify a cognate area by the end of the first year of doctoral study. Multidisciplinary projects, with the permission of the supervisory committee, may allow for courses in more than one department outside of the School of Music. The graduate coursework taken in a discipline outside the School of Music may include an internship (see below)

electives (1-12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 7940 Internship
1-12

An Internship may be taken in support of the primary concentration and/or the cognate area of study. In consultation with the DMA advisor and the supervisory committee chair, the student will conduct proposed projects, engage in other projects at the internship agency or organization, and participate in meetings and professional activities to learn about the agency or organization. Internship course credits vary from 1 to 12 credits, with 1 credit requiring 48 contact hours.

dma exam (3 credits)
Comprehensive written and oral examinations take place in the spring of year 2. The primary focus of the written examination will be major areas of study in music history and music theory and analysis. Responses to questions should demonstrate general, comprehensive musical knowledge, as well as, where appropriate, applicable examples from one’s own discipline. Questions will focus on the synthesis and application of knowledge rather than on recall of information. The oral examination, including a prepared lecture, is undertaken only after successful passage of the written final examination.
doctoral project (3 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 7956 Doctoral Project
3

The doctoral project entails a creative presentation and an accompanying document detailing the assimilation of the music discipline and the outside cognate. This should happen no later than the beginning of the semester prior to the one during which the doctoral project will be undertaken. The doctoral project is intended to outline, detail, and summarize the topic, assimilating the candidate’s primary music discipline and his/her cognate discipline.

degree requirements (3 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 7956 Doctoral Project
3

The final doctoral examination, which includes the defense of the doctoral project, is primarily focused on the doctoral project and its application to the field. The supervisory committee may ask questions related to the defense as well as questions of a general nature from the program of study. In no case may this exam be scheduled earlier than the term preceding the semester in which the degree is to be conferred. The doctoral defense is open to the academic community, to which announcements and invitations should be extended.

Minor in Music Performance (Minor)

The Minor in Music Performance (Instrumental or Voice) assumes the student has had a substantial amount of pervious music study. A Theory Placement Test is required to determine the appropriate level of Theory the student should be taking.  This Minor also requires an audition so that the student can be placed in a studio, and includes the following courses:

  • MUT 1121, Music Theory 1 (or MUT 1122), Music Theory 2, MUT 2126 Music Theory 3, or MUT 2127 Music Theory 4, depending on where the student begins after taking the THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM)
  • MUL 2010, or MUL 3012, Masterpieces of Music
  • MUN**** ENSEMBLE (Three Semesters of Ensemble Participation)
  • APPLIED MUSIC-2000 LEVEL (Two Semesters) & 3000 LEVEL (One Semester)
  • and appropriate INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS listed below:

All Instruments Except Woodwinds choose one from the following for a total of three credits:

  • MUL 3xxx or MUL 4xxxx Music Literature Elective

Woodwind Instruments choose an additional three credits from the following choices or combination of choices: 

  • Applied Music (lessons): MV_32_ (Each semester of applied lessons is three credits)
  • Instrumental Ensembles: MUN 3123, 3133, 3143, 3213 (Each ensemble is one credit per semester)
  • Chamber Music: MUN 3460 (Each chamber music ensemble is one credit per semester)
  • Music History and Literature: MUH 3xxx, MUH 4xxx, MUL 33xx, MUL 43xx, MUL 48xx (Three credits per course)
  • Music Theory MUT 3xxx, MUT 4xxx (Three credits per course)

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 19

Only THIRTEEN HOURS below the 3000 Level will count toward this minor. Applied music below the 2000 level may not be used. 

REGULATIONS

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM BEFORE BEGINNING THEIR MINOR.
  • A TOTAL OF 12 OF THE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
  • ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER (NO S/U).
  • COURSES WITH A 4905 NUMBER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE MINORS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE.
  • THE STUDENT MUST SEE THE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE ENROLLING FOR COURSEWORK.

THE STUDENT MUST FILL OUT THE "APPLICATION FOR MINOR" WITH THE REGISTRAR AFTER BEING ACCEPTED INTO HIS OR HER COLLEGE

Minor in History/Ethnomusicology (Minor)

The Minor in Music History/Ethnomusicology is designed to give flexibility for students pursuing music as a secondary field while accommodating a broad range of interests. It exposes students to music within a variety of cultures of the world throughout time. Students will learn musical repertoires through listening and discussion and will learn the significance and meaning of music, as well as its function in society. Students may choose to specialize in one of two tracks for this minor: Music History or Ethnomusicology. The theory prerequisites ensure that students will have the vocabulary and understanding of basic musical structures to participate successfully in MUH courses.

REQUIRED

• Two sequential theory courses, to be determined by Music Theory Placement Exam 
• MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics

ELECTIVES

MUH/MUL 3/4000 Level (9)*

Select from:

• MUH 3530 Popular and Traditional Music of  Africa                      
• MUH 3541 Latin American Music
• MUL 3693 The American Musical 
• MUH 4016 History of Jazz 
• MUH 4930 Special Topics in Music History (as available) 

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 18

A maximum of nine hours below the 3000 level will count toward this minor.

*Elective course offering will vary by year and semester. New courses may be added.

REGULATIONS

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM BEFORE BEGINNING THEIR MINOR.
  • A TOTAL OF 12 OF THE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
  • ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER (NO S/U).
  • COURSES WITH A 4905 NUMBER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE MINORS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE.
  • THE STUDENT MUST SEE THE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE ENROLLING FOR COURSEWORK.

THE STUDENT MUST FILL OUT THE "APPLICATION FOR MINOR" WITH THE REGISTRAR AFTER BEING ACCEPTED INTO HIS OR HER COLLEGE

Minor in Music Theory (Minor)

The Minor in Music Theory is designed to meet the needs of students interested in theory alone. The Theory Placement Exam is required for appropriate placement into the music theory sequence, which is conducted through Canvas. Curent UF students should contact the Undergraduate Student Services Office (music@arts.ufl.edu) to be added to the Canvas course. This minor does not require an audition, but a background in music is desirable. Participation in one or more School of Music ensembles is recommended, in addition to listed courses.

Students should have minimum of 6 semesters remaining prior to graduation order to complete this minor.  The coursework includes:

MUT 1111 Music Theory 1/MUT 1241L Aural Skills 1*
MUT 1112 Music Theory 2/MUT1242L Aural Skills 2*
MUT 2116 Music Theory 3/MUT 2246L Aural Skills 3 
MUT 2117 Music Theory 4/MUT 2247L Aural Skills 4

  • *Credit requirement for Theory 1 and/or 2 is waived for students who place into Theory 3 or 4, respectively.  

    9 hours of elective at the 3000/4000 level.

    Select from:
    MUT 3321 Arranging for Voices and Instruments MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1
    MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2 
    MUT 4401 Counterpoint 1 
    MUT 4402 Counterpoint 2 

    TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 18-21 (Depending on the results of the Music Theory Placement Exam)
     

    REGULATIONS

    ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM BEFORE BEGINNING THEIR MINOR.
  • A TOTAL OF 12 OF THE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
  • ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER (NO S/U).
  • COURSES WITH A 4905 NUMBER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE MINORS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE.
  • THE STUDENT MUST SEE THE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE ENROLLING FOR COURSEWORK.
  • THE STUDENT MUST FILL OUT THE "APPLICATION FOR MINOR" WITH THE REGISTRAR AFTER BEING ACCEPTED INTO HIS OR HER COLLEGE

Minor in Jazz Studies (Minor)

In order to pursue the Jazz Minor students must pass the Jazz Theory Proficiency Exam with a grade of B or higher. Students who receive a grade of B- or below will be permitted the option to study suggested materials and re-take the Jazz Theory Proficiency Exam in the following semester. Students will be allowed only one attempt per semester to take and pass the jazz Theory Proficiency Exam.

A passing grade of B is required for all courses listed in the jazz minor if these courses are to count towards the UF Jazz Minor. If a student does not achieve a B or higher in any course of the minor after two attempts he/she will no longer be eligible for the minor.

Students at UF may take Jazz Band at any time upon completion of a successful audition.

REQUIRED

·         MUT 1361   Jazz Fundamentals 1
·         MUT 1362   Jazz Fundamentals 2
·         MUT 1214   Jazz Aural Skills 1
·         MUN 1710   Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)
·         MUN 3713* Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)
·         MUT 2641   Jazz Improvisation (proficiency exam )
·         MUN 2800   World Music Ensemble
·         MUN 3714   Jazz Chamber Music 1 (Combo)
·         MUT 4365*  Jazz Arranging 1
·         MUT 4366*  Jazz Arranging 2
·         MUT 4663    Advanced Jazz Musicianship (may be taken for repeat credit. Requires exit exam to count towards minor. Exam includes the performance of 8 standard tunes from memory.) 

*3000 or above course.  Total Hours Required: 19

REGULATIONS

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM BEFORE BEGINNING THEIR MINOR.
  • A TOTAL OF 12 OF THE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
  • ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER (NO S/U).
  • COURSES WITH A 4905 NUMBER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE MINORS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE.
  • THE STUDENT MUST SEE THE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE ENROLLING FOR COURSEWORK.

THE STUDENT MUST FILL OUT THE "APPLICATION FOR MINOR" WITH THE REGISTRAR AFTER BEING ACCEPTED INTO HIS OR HER COLLEGE.

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