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Coursework

Note: Courses are scheduled so that the program can be completed in two years. A maximum of eight years is allowed for the completion of the music education degree.

Course Requirements33 units
Core Courses21-24 units
GMUS 500
Introduction to Graduate Music Program
3
GMUS 501
Seminar in Music History I
3
GMUS 502
Seminar in Music History II
3
GMUS 503
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
3
GMUS 513
Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Music Education
2
GMUS 514
Issues in Music Classroom Pedagogy
2
GMUS 516
Social and Historical Foundations of Music Education
2
GMUS 590
Directed Research
1–4
GMUS 591
Thesis
2
 
Additional Courses with Choral Emphasis12 units
GMUS 505
Advanced Arranging
3
GMUS 509A
Conducting I (Choral)
3
GMUS 517
Seminar in Choral Pedagogy
2
Electives^4
 
Additional Courses with Instrumental Emphasis12 units
GMUS 504
Advanced Orchestration
3
GMUS 510
Conducting II (Instrumental)
3
GMUS 515
Instrumental Pedagogy
2
Electives4

*One unit may be taken each semester until completion of degree.
^Elective courses may be selected from any of APU’s graduate programs with the approval of the graduate chair. Classes must be numbered 500 or higher.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
All classes meet one evening per week: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, 4–7 p.m. and 7:30–10:30 p.m.

What is the average class size?
Classes range in size from 5 to 25.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.