School of Music

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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History and Literature

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

History and Literature (Ethnomusicology)

Curriculum prior to Summer 2015
Curriculum for Catalog Year Summer 2015 and later

Entrepreneurship

Curriculum for Catalog Year Fall 2019 and later

Event Management

Curriculum for Catalog Year Fall 2019 and later

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

Ethnomusicology
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 Music History
9
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
4
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
ANG 5/6/7000 Anthropology
3
Approved Electives
3

Reading and/or speaking knowledge of one appropriate foreign language is required.

*Graduate written thesis is required.

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
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
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
Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies ( credits)
Music History and Literature
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 Music History
9
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUT 6000/7000 Music Theory
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
4
Approved Electives
3

Reading and/or speaking knowledge of one appropriate foreign language is required.

*Graduate written thesis is required.

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
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
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
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 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
Secondary Concentration
Jazz Studies ( credits)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
History, Literature, Ethnomusicology

The PhD in Music with a concentration in Music History & Literature offers two specializations and three cognates: Historical Musicology or Ethnomusicology. Within these two specializations, graduate students will choose to complete coursework in a performance or conducting cognate, or an interdisciplinary cognate. For the performance or conducting cognate an audition is required for formal acceptance into the graduate studio. Students who select the performance or conducting cognate will take at least six elective credits from outside the School of Music.

Doctoral students may have no more than 30 master's courses evaluated for transfer to the PhD 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.

Both specializations require reading and/or speaking knowledge of two appropriate foreign languages, related to research interests.

(The specializations and cognates are school designations and do not appear on the University of Florida transcript or diploma. Along with the degree, the major of Music with the concentration in Music History & Literature appears on the transcript; the Doctor of Philosophy degree with the major in Music appears on the diploma.)

degree requirements (96 credits)
Courses
Credits
Historical Musicology Specialization
96 credits

Musicology Core:

MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH 7938 Musicology Seminar
12-15
MUH/MUL 6/7000 Music History/Literature
18-21

Supportive Courses in Music:

MUS 6716 Research Methods and Bibliography
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6/7000 Music Theory
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3

Performance/Conducting Cognate:

MVO 6460/7460; MUG 6105/7106 (Performance or Conducting)
6
MUS 7905 Projects and Problems (Lecture Recital or Recital, as determined by performance studio instructor)
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensembles
3
XXX Approved Electives
15

OR -

Interdisciplinary Cognate:

XXX Approved Courses
12
XXX Approved Electives
15
MUS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15
degree requirements (96 credits)
Courses
Credits
Ethnomusicology Specialization
96 credits

Musicology Core:

MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH 7938 Musicology Seminar
9-12
MUH/MUL 6/7000 Music History/Literature
15-18

Anthropology Core:

Ang 5/6/7000 Anthropology Courses
6

Supportive Courses in Music:

MUS 6716 Research Methods and Bibliography
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6/7000 Music Theory
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3

Performance/Conducting Cognate:

MVO 6460/7460; MUG 6105/7106 (Performance or Conducting)
6
MUS 7905 Projects and Problems (Lecture Recital or Recital, as determined by performance studio instructor)
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensembles
3
XXX Approved Electives
15

- OR -

Interdisciplinary Cognate:

XXX Approved Courses
12
XXX Approved Electives
15
MUS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15
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

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