Summer MM Classes

A Master of Music degree (MM) in music education or choral conducting can be completed in just three summers. You’ll learn from and interact with some of the nation’s leading music educators, performers, and conductors. Both programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Course details are provided below. You may also take individual courses without seeking a degree by enrolling as a Lifelong Education student through MSU.

Scholarship assistance is available: New Directions Summer Scholars Program 

Summer Music Master’s Degree Programs and Classes 2018

MUS 491, Sec. 101 [1-2 credits] 
Musicians Navigating the 
Funding Landscape
May 14-18, M, T, W, Th, F, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
241 Music Building
Gargi Shinde, Chamber Music America, guest instructor
5-day intensive, musician-centered course surveying the ecology of grant supportto sustain creative work. Students learn about funding resources for compositionand ensemble development, collaborative opportunitiesthat emerge frominstitutional support, and acquire tools to write effective grant proposals.The course also covers crucial professional development practicesfor the contemporary performing artist through digital marketingand content marketing strategies. This course is geared toward composers and jazz musicians.

MUS 124; Sec. 301 [1 credit]
Choral Union
Jul. 16-Aug. 3, M, T, W, Th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
103 Music Practice Building
Jonathan Reed, professor and associate director of choral programs, MSU
A laboratory chorus for singers and graduate students in choral conducting.Repertoire is drawn from music after 1900.

MUS 150A, 350A, 850A sec. 301 [2-3 credits]
Piano
Jun. 25-Aug. 4, Time arranged
108 Music Building
Deborah Moriarty, professor of piano, MSU
Private instruction in piano. Space in this course is limited. If you are interested, please contact Professor Moriarty at forgerd@msu.edu prior to May 7, 2018.

MUS 150M; Sec. 301 [1 credit]
Piano for Piano Minors
Jun. 25-Aug. 4, Time arranged
Location TBA
Instructor TBA
Private instruction in piano for piano minors. Space in this course is limited. If you are interested, please email the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu prior to May 7, 2018.

MUS 200; Sec. 301 [1 credit]
Music Theory Review
Jun. 28-Aug. 3, T, Th, 11:15 a.m-1:10 p.m.
219 Music Practice Building
Instructor TBA
Elements of music theory, with emphasis on voice leading and harmonic analysis in diatonic and chromatic music. This remedial course is required for those who do not pass the Orientation Examination in Music Theory. Credit for this course will not count toward a graduate degree.

MUS 844, 846, 847, 848, sec. 301 [1 credit]
Secondary Emphasis: Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
Jun. 25-Aug. 3, Time arranged
Location TBA   
Instructors TBA
Private instruction in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion specifically designed for graduate students in music education. Space in these courses is limited. If you are interested, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu prior to 
May 7, 2018.

MUS 845; Sec. 301 and 302 [1 credit]
Voice
Jun. 25-Aug. 3, Time arranged
106 Music Practice Building
Richard Fracker, professor of voice, MSU, Additional instructor, TBA
Private instruction in voice specifically designed for graduate students in choral conducting or music education. Placement in each section will be determined by background and skill level. Space in this course is limited. If you are interested, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu prior to May 7, 2018.

MUS 857 sec. 301  [2 credits]
Choral Music since 1900
Jun. 25-Jul. 13
M, T, W, Th, 3:45-5:45 p.m. and F, 1:20-3:20 p.m. 
219 Music Practice Building
David Rayl, professor of choral conducting and director of choral programs, MSU
Development of choral music since 1900. Students develop knowledge of specific works from the period appropriate for choirs of varied abilities, and the ability to write and speak in a clear and concise manner about the music of the period. First class meeting is June 25, 2018.

MUS 858C sec. 301 [1-2 credits]
Seminar in Choral Conducting
Jul. 16-Aug. 3, M, T, W, Th, 3:45-4:45 p.m. and F 1:20-3:20 p.m.
103 Music Practice Building
Jonathan Reed, professor of choral conducting and associate director of choral programs, MSU
Designed to give the student the ability to rehearse and conduct choral music composed since 1900. Enrollment preference will be given to graduate students in choral conducting.

MUS 860 sec. 301 [3 credits]
Philosophical Considerations in Music Education
Jun. 28–Aug. 3
T, Th, 8:00-11:05 a.m.
219 Music Practice Building
Karen Salvador, associate professor of music education UM-Flint, guest instructor
Philosophical exploration regarding the nature of music education leading to the development of a personal, professional philosophy of music education. First class meeting is Thursday June 28, 2018.

MUS 864 sec. 301 [3 credits]
Research in Music Education
Jun. 27-Aug. 3, M, W, F, 8:00-10:15 a.m.
219 Music Practice Building
Mitchell Robinson, associate professor of music education, MSU
Methods of research in music education. Conceptualization and implementation of a study.
Systematic information retrieval. Proposal writing. First class meeting is Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

MUS 872, Sec 301 [2-3 credits] *
Tonal Forms *
Jun. 28-Aug. 3, T, Th, 11:15 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
W 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Jul. 11 only)
419 Music Practice Building

Gordon Sly, associate professor of 
music theory, MSU
A technical and analytical approach to the understanding of the formal organization of
18th- and 19th-century European music. First class meeting is Thursday, June 28, 2018.
*One credit of MUS 890, Independent Study, may be added to this class for a total of 3 credits of music theory

MUS 875, Sec. 301 [3 credits]
Analysis of Musical Scores
Jun. 26-Aug. 3
T, W, Th, 1:20-3:35 p.m.
419 Music Practice Building
Gordon Sly, associate professor of music theory, MSU
Analysis of choral, orchestral and band music as a means of enhancing interpretation and performance. First class meeting is Wednesday, June 26, 2018.

MUS 876 sec. 301 [3 credits]
Keyboard Skills and Practical Musicianship
Jun. 26-Aug. 3, T, W, Th, 1:20-3:35 p.m.
235 Music Building
Michael Callahan, associate professor of music theory, MSU  - Intended to help music educators and conductors develop skills that utilize the keyboard as a resource for teaching, demonstration, and music learning. Students will learn to realize open scores (including SATB choir), transpose single- and multi-line music, harmonize melodies, and improvise simple phrases and accompaniments. At least a basic familiarity with the piano is assumed, but the course is not restricted to pianists; non-pianists should contact Dr. Callahan at mrc@msu.edu for suggestions on how to prepare. * New course number. May be listed as MUS 891, sec. 309

MUS 891 sec. 304 [1 credit]
Composition for Music Educators
Jun. 25-Aug. 3, Time Arranged
Location TBA
Ricardo Lorenz, professor of music composition, MSU - Private composition study specifically designed for graduate students in choral conducting or music education.  Space in this course is limited. If you are interested, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu prior to May 7, 2018.

MUS 892a, Sec. 301 [3 credits]
Seminar in Music History: 
American Music
Jun. 27-Aug. 3, M, W, F 
10:25 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
241 Music Building
Kenneth Prouty, associate professor of musicology and jazz studies, MSU  - This course will present a broad overview of music in American life. Our study will include folk and vernacular music, art music and classical traditions, sacred music,and popular forms, spanning the breadth of American history. Through this study, we will examine significant aspects of musical practice, as well as music’s relationships to significant cultural, social, and historical forces. First class meeting is Wednesday, June 27, 2018.                                                                                                  

MUS 892a, Sec. 302 [3 credits]
Seminar in Music History: 
Fieldwork for Music Teachers
Jun. 27-Aug. 3, M, W, F, 
10:25 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
219 Music Practice Building
Michael Largey, professor of 
musicology, MSU  - This course is designed to help music teachers learn about conducting qualitative ethnographic fieldwork and to help them apply ethnographic techniques in their own research as well as their music classrooms.  Using a seminar format, we will examine the field experiences of ethnomusicologists, research strategies, and theoretical issues that emerge from the fieldwork process.  Assignments will include a personal motivation and assessment, in-class workshops on proposal writing, fieldnotes, and interviews, as well as reading responses, and a final presentation.