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Binghamton University Department of Music GRADUATE HANDBOOK 2016-2017 Phone E-mail Office James Burns 777-2592 music.chair@binghamton.edu FA-163A Department Chair Christopher Bartlette 777-2559 music.grad@binghamton.edu FA-118 Director of Graduate Studies Ren Neville 777-6969 rneville@binghamton.edu FA-163 Assistant to the Chair Cheryl McGowan 777-2589 cmcgowan@binghamton.edu FA-165 Department Secretary Marnie Wrighter 777-3004 wrighter@binghamton.edu FA-161 Concert Manager GRADUATE HANDBOOK 20162017 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Preliminary Information ............................................................................................................................. 3 2. University Bulletin and Graduate School Manual ........................................................................... 3 3. Placement Examinations ............................................................................................................................ 3 4. Registration for Academic Courses ...................................................................................................... 4 5. Auditions and Registration for Applied Lessons and Ensembles ............................................ 5 6. Independent Study ...................................................................................................................................... 5 7. Grading and Incompletes ......................................................................................................................... 6 8. Maintaining Matriculated Status ............................................................................................................ 6 9. Transfer Credits ............................................................................................................................................. 6 10. Graduate Application for Degree .......................................................................................................... 7 11. Assistantships and Scholarships ............................................................................................................ 7 12. The MM Degree in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance (excluding Opera) ......................................................... 9 13. The MM Degree in Opera ...................................................................................................................... 13 14. The MM Degree in History and Literature ...................................................................................... 15 15. Graduate Final Examinations in Music ............................................................................................. 17 Forms Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 4 MM Thesis Proposal / Evaluation Forms for Recital MM Thesis Proposal / Evaluation Forms for Opera Role MM Thesis Proposal / Evaluation Forms for Conducting Performance MM Thesis Proposal / Evaluation Forms for History and Literature Thesis or Composition Portfolio MM Foreign Language Examination (for History and Literature only) MM Piano Proficiency Exam (for History and Literature only) MM Comprehensive Examinations Proposal / Evaluation Form for Listening Examination MM Comprehensive Examinations Proposal / Evaluation Forms for Oral Examination General Checklist for MM Program Checklists for MM Thesis Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 5 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY Department of Music Graduate Handbook The faculty and staff of the Music Department cordially welcome you to Binghamton University, and we hope that your upcoming educational experience will be provocative, challenging, fulfilling, and rewarding. This handbook has information that should answer many questions you may have regarding general aspects, procedures, and requirements of our academic program. 1. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION Abbreviations used in this handbook: DGS = Director of Graduate Studies ATTC = Assistant to the Chair GA = Graduate Assistant You should familiarize yourself with the requirements of the degree you are pursuing. Questions or problems with degree programs or with courses should be addressed to the DGS, who can make referrals, if necessary, to the Department Chair or other administrative personnel. Questions of procedural details may be directed to the ATTC or to the Department Secretary. Let us know if we can be of help. 2. UNIVERSITY BULLETIN AND GRADUATE SCHOOL MANUAL The University Bulletin (http://bulletin.binghamton.edu) contains the official requirements and regulations that concern you. For additional emphasis, some information from the Bulletin also appears in this Handbook. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 6 The Graduate School Manual (http://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/policies-procedures/manual/index.html) contains helpful information, especially regarding the submission of written theses (including compositions). Please review it for informational purposes and consult it as you begin to prepare for thesis work. 3. PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS Examinations in music history and theory are given during the orientation period before classes begin to determine eligibility to take graduate-level courses in these areas. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate levels of achievement, equivalent to the baccalaureate degree with a major in music. The results are used for diagnostic and advisory purposes; students may be required to do remedial work before taking graduate music history and/or music theory courses. History All incoming graduate students must pass the graduate Music History Placement Exam before registering for Music History & Research I and II (MUS 501 and 502); students may also be advised or required to take remedial undergraduate-level Music History courses. Students should be familiar with the history of western music in the notated tradition, including the contributions of important composers, performers, and patrons, as well as the historical context and importance of major works, genres, and styles, and the dates or periods with which they are associated. Students should also be aware of important historical issues in areas like performance practice, philosophies of music, the role of music in society, and views of musics history, including how all of these issues have changed over time. Finally, students should be able to think critically about music history and to express themselves in clear, grammatical, written English. Theory All incoming graduate students must take the graduate theory diagnostic test before registering for Graduate Theory Review (MUS 520) or Analytical Techniques (MUS 522). The Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 7 examination focuses on tonal harmony (diatonic and chromatic) and tests skills in the following areas: Aural: Identify melodic and harmonic intervals Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation Aural analysis from repertoire: Phrases, cadences, non-chord tones, and form. Written: Rudiments: Scales, key signatures, non-chord tones, intervals, meters, etc. Roman numeral analysis Figured bass realization and melodic harmonization Musical form Essay on a score, discussing rhythm, melody, harmony, and form 4. REGISTRATION FOR ACADEMIC COURSES It is important for you to meet with the DGS each semester prior to registration in order to review progress on your program of study. The DGS provides the course assignment, which should then be given to the ATTC who enters the information into the Registrars online registration system. The initial semesters registration takes place during the orientation period before classes begin; after the initial semester, there is a pre-registration period in November for the spring semester and in April for the fall semester. Any changes to your courses must be made in consultation with both the DGS and the ATTC. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 8 GAs must be enrolled as full-time students. Students enrolled as non-funded may take any number of credits each year, to a maximum of 18. For students with less than 24 credits of graduate work completed at the time of registration, full time is 12 graduate credits. For students with 24 or more credits of graduate work completed at the time of registration, full time is 9 graduate credits. For exceptions to the 9 credit hour full-time status, see the DGS. Because of changing policies on GA financial support, it is imperative that funded students carefully manage their sequence of courses in keeping with the recommended registration plan to avoid unnecessary extra charges and fees. The minimum number of credits for a Masters Degree, other than in opera, is 32. The MM Opera degree requires a minimum of 36 credits. Theoretically, it is possible to accumulate this number in two semesters; it is more likely that three or four semesters will be required to satisfy degree requirements, unless you have transfer credits (see section 9). Early completion of the degree program is possible only by concurrence of your principal instructor. Students holding an assistantship normally take two years (four semesters) to complete degree work; it is possible to finish in three semesters. 5. AUDITIONS AND REGISTRATION FOR APPLIED LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES Auditions are held during the first week of classes each semester. Although MM students will have completed audition requirements for admission, they will need to check with their major instrumental or vocal teacher about auditions which will admit them into a specific studio or performance course (such as chamber music or opera workshop), or for work with a specific faculty member outside their principal performance area. Students are likewise encouraged to make contact with the appropriate ensemble director if they wish to participate in any of the larger choral or instrumental ensembles of the department. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 9 Registration for studio instruction and ensembles is handled by the ATTC after audition assignments have been completed (end of week one). Other than studio registration in a students primary area, almost all other performance (MUSP) courses require an audition of some sort prior to enrollment. 6. INDEPENDENT STUDY Students wishing to pursue a specific study interest not offered as a regular course in music may do so under the rubric of Independent Study (MUS 597, 1 to 4 credits). The student must select a topic, obtain a faculty members agreement to oversee the project, and file a description of the project on an Independent Study Approval Form. This form must be signed by the Faculty Supervisor, the DGS, and the Department Chair. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 10 7. GRADING AND INCOMPLETES Refer to the University Bulletin for policies regarding grading and incomplete grades. No credit is granted for graduate courses in which a grade lower than a C- has been received. When, by reason of illness or some other unusual and valid circumstances (e.g., unavailability of necessary research materials), a student is unable to complete the work for a course by the end of the semester, a grade of I may be assigned. Students have six months to complete the course if they are registered in the subsequent semester; the I may be extended a maximum of one year. When the work is completed to the instructors satisfaction, the student is responsible to see that the faculty member completes and submits a Change of Grade Form. Incomplete grades will revert to No Credit (NC) when the time limit expires. After the grade has changed to NC, students have no further opportunity to complete these courses. 8. MAINTAINING MATRICULATED STATUS All graduate students who have been admitted to a degree-granting program must maintain continuous registration each semester for a minimum number of credit hours, or must apply for a formal leave of absence. Refer to the University Bulletin for the policy regarding continuous registration and leaves of absence. To maintain matriculated status, students must register for at least one credit during each fall and spring semester subsequent to their admission. Failure to do so will result in severance from the Graduate School, and a new application will be necessary to gain readmission. Graduate students are not required to maintain matriculation during the summer sessions unless they intend to complete their final degree requirements during this period. If you are not taking courses but still intend to complete your degree work, make sure you complete and submit, each semester, a Graduate Student Continuous Registration Form. Keep the Music Department and the Graduate Office apprised of your contact information. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 11 If several semesters lapse since a previous registration, the student, if readmitted, may be required to pay tuition for each semester of non-registration. If registration extends beyond ten semesters, a request for an extension must be submitted to the Provost, stating the length of extension requested, and giving justification for the extension. 9. TRANSFER CREDITS Refer to the University Bulletin for the policy regarding transfer of graduate credits from other universities. Up to eight graduate credits earned at other institutions within the last five years (and which were not used to complete requirements of another degree) may be transferred. Contact the DGS for assistance in completing the request form. An official copy of the transcript will be required (this should already be on file with your application materials), and a course description and syllabus should be submitted to the DGS. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 12 10. GRADUATE APPLICATION FOR DEGREE Master degree students must file a Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) form at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to complete all degree requirements and graduate. This serves as notification to both the Graduate School and the department of a student's intent to graduate. The GAFD can be accessed from the Graduate School website (http://binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/graduation/graduate-application-for-degree.html). The GAFD is valid for one semester only. If a student files a GAFD but fails to graduate, she or he must submit a new application for degree survey in the following semester or the next semester of intended completion. 11. ASSISTANTSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Application All applicants to graduate programs are considered for assistantships. No separate application form is required. To ensure consideration for assistantships, applicants must submit their application by the published application deadline. To request consideration for the renewal of an assistantship for a second yearor to request consideration for an assistantship if you are enrolled as a graduate student but have not had an assistantshipnotify the DGS, in writing, before March 1. Mention special capabilities, especially if you wish to be considered for a different assignment. Procedural Details Assistantships to new and continuing students are made on a competitive basis, normally for a period of one academic year. The graduate committee determines the procedures and criteria for new awards as well as for the renewal of awards in subsequent academic years. An MM degree candidate is not eligible to receive an assistantship for more than two academic years (4 semesters). Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 13 Renewal or continuation of assistantship awards for second and subsequent semesters will be contingent on availability of funds and operational needs as well as on satisfactory performance of assistantship duties and satisfactory academic progress. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and not have outstanding Incompletes or Withdrawals while funded by the University. A lower GPA will result in probation. Students on probation are not eligible to receive renewed or new offers of funding. An assistantship includes a stipend, paid in biweekly installments throughout the academic year. A tuition scholarship award normally accompanies an assistantship; the student will be notified of the amount of the award by the DGS. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 14 Students are advised to check the exact term of the assistantship obligation, and the need to fill out required forms at the beginning of each year. Forms to be filed include I-9, Payroll Sign-In, W-4, and T.A.P. (Tuition Assistance Program). Watch for, and follow carefully, instructions from the Graduate and Payroll Offices. GAs are assigned a workload up to 18 hours a week. Types of assignments might include teaching (such as individual or class applied instruments or musicianship classes), accompanying, assisting faculty with ensembles, assisting with courses (grading papers, preparing materials, etc.), supervising listening sessions, assisting faculty with research, and general departmental administrative duties. GAs are responsible for attending announced meetings, for making an initial contact with their supervising faculty member(s) and providing a copy of their schedule, and for maintaining communication with the supervising faculty member(s) throughout the semester. Performance of duties is evaluated by supervising faculty. In some cases, GAs may have responsibility for assigning semester grades. Check with the supervising faculty so that it is clear exactly how the grading is done. Graduate students with Tuition Scholarship support are required to maintain a level of registration needed to establish full-time graduate enrollment (refer to section 5). New York State Residency Immediately upon arrival in the Binghamton area, it is the responsibility of a tuition scholarship recipient to take every appropriate action necessary to establish residency, so that he/she can be determined to be a NYS resident prior to the first day of the third enrolled matriculated semester. For the first two enrolled matriculated semesters, tuition scholarships are funded at the rate appropriate for the recipient's residential status (e.g., in-state or out-of-state). Beginning with the third enrolled matriculated semester, tuition scholarships are funded at the in-state rate and the recipient is responsible for payment of the difference between the in-state and out-of-state rates. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 15 Students receiving tuition scholarship support MUST become NY State residents within the first three weeks of classes or become responsible for the out-of-state portion of their tuition. This rule does not apply to students on temporary visas. To become a NY State resident, a NY State Voter Registration Card, a NY State Drivers License ID and a NY State Vehicle Registration (if you own a car) will be needed. You should apply for these before classes begin. If you have to be claimed on your parents taxes this current tax year or have lived with your parents this (tax) year, the soonest you could be eligible for in-state tuition is next (tax) year in January. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 16 12. THE MM DEGREE in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance (excluding Opera) Course Requirements A minimum of 32 graduate credits in music, with at least a B average, must be completed. Distribution requirements are the following: MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 Field of specialization (applied credits) 12 Electives (e.g., ensembles, academic courses) 4 Suggested Courses for MM in Collaborative Piano MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 555E Collaborative Piano 12 MUSP 568A Vocal Performance and Collaboration 8 MUSP 586J Chamber Music 4 MUSP 585B Accompanying: Studio Practicum 2 Lesson / Recital Accompaniment 0 Suggested Courses for MM in Composition Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 17 MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 558A Composition I 3 MUSP 558B Composition II 3 MUSP 558C Composition III 2 MUSP 558D Composition IV 2 MUSP 567E Composition Seminar 4 Electives in Theory / Composition 12 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 18 Suggested Courses for MM in Conducting MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 559A Conducting I 3 MUSP 559B Conducting II 3 MUSP 559C Conducting III 2 MUSP 559D Conducting IV 2 Ensemble 8 Applied / Electives 8 Suggested Courses for MM in Instrumental Performance MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 55X Applied Major (Lessons) 12 MUSP 56X Ensemble 8 MUSP 58X Chamber Music 2 Electives 4 Suggested Courses for MM in Vocal Performance MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 19 MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 556A Voice 8 MUSP 567D Studio Voice Rep. Class 4 MUSP 556B Voice Coaching 2 MUSP 566G Opera Ensemble 6 MUSP 586A Vocal Literature 3 MUSP 586X Lyric Diction 3 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 20 Thesis Requirements Collaborative piano majors must present a graduating recital, for which at least half of the music must be newly prepared, i.e., not having been played previously for any other students recital. There must also be a mixture of instrumental and vocal repertoire. Composition majors must submit a portfolio containing at least two substantial compositions. Refer to the graduate school manual for the formatting and submission of a thesis. You may also check with your faculty advisor or the DGS with any questions regarding the size, format, margins, etc., of your scores. Electronic copies of your scores must be prepared and submitted to the Graduate School. Preference is for scores prepared electronically with Finale or Sibelius software. An oral defense of the thesis must be made before the thesis committee; thesis compositions should be submitted to the students committee at two weeks before the defense. Conducting majors must conduct, in public performances, one substantial work (or concert segment) with a major ensemble and at least two additional performances. Instrumental and vocal performance majors must present two recitals, one of which must include chamber music. Thesis Committee The assigned studio teacher is automatically the principal faculty advisor; the student selects one other committee member, in consultation with the principal advisor, with the approval of the DGS, and with the consent of the proposed committee member. For each thesis performance or recital, a committee is to be selected and approved, and a new MM Thesis Proposal Form (discussed below) should be completed. Committees for multiple performances/recitals may have the same members. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 21 Thesis Proposal The student must complete an MM Thesis Proposal Form, with all relevant signatures and attached recital program, and submit it to the DGS. Proposals are due at least four weeks before the recital date. The Music Department Graduate Committee will approve each submission, or suggest modifications. If modifications are suggested, the DGS will specify a deadline date for re-submission. If a specified deadline is not met, the DGS can decline the proposal, and the recital will have to be rescheduled, or other ensemble or role performances arranged for. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 22 Recital Procedures To schedule a recital, the student must consult with the Concert Manager. Recitals should be booked as early in the semester as possible, but not later than the third week of classes. It is advisable to schedule at least two rehearsal times as well when reserving the recital date. The date of the recital should be established before faculty are asked to serve on the committee. For each recital there is a $100 fee, payable to Binghamton University, Department of Music, in advance of the recital; this covers the cost of a recording engineer, two CDs (the original for the student and the copy for the university archives), and programs. A $35 dollar fee will be charged if a recital date is changed more than once. Recitals may also be videotaped, but only with the prior approval of the performer(s) and the principal thesis advisor. Videotaping may only be done from the rear of the hall at a pre-designated location. The student may elect to use his/her own equipment, media and operator. The department does own a video camera, and if this equipment is used, the camera sign-out, use, and return will be the responsibility of your principal faculty advisor. The faculty advisor should reserve the camera in the Music Department office, and this must be done at least one week prior to the recital. If an operator is needed, the Concert Manager needs 4 weeks advance notice. At the discretion of the studio teacher, the students may be required to supply program notes. The department lists the concert on the Department of Music website and provides house management and tuning of keyboard instruments. Students are responsible for making arrangements for an accompanist; piano faculty may be consulted for help and suggestions. If two pianos are required, the Concert Manager needs 4 weeks advance notice. Further information about concerts can be found on the Guidelines for Concert Production in the Music Office or with the Concert Manager. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 23 After the recital, the students principal advisor must check to see that a copy of the program and the Thesis Evaluation Form, signed by all committee members to signify acceptability as a thesis performance, is submitted to the DGS. For a semester in which a student gives a recital, the minimum registration is three credits with the studio teacher for thesis and/or studio instruction as appropriate. Students receiving tuition scholarships who have completed all other course requirements should consult with the DGS regarding the number of credits required. Comprehensive Examinations All MM degree candidates must pass a final comprehensive examination before award of degree. See page 17 pertaining to the Graduate Final Examinations in Music. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 24 13. THE MM DEGREE in Opera Course Requirements A minimum of 36 graduate credits in music, with at least a B average, must be completed. Distribution requirements are the following: MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 520 Graduate Theory Review* 2 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 556A Voice 6 MUSP 556B Voice Coaching 1 MUSP 566G Opera Ensemble 8 MUSP 577A TCO Opera Workshop 6 MUSP 586A Vocal Literature 1 MUSP 586X Lyric Diction 4 (Italian, French, English/IPA, German) * A student who places out of MUS 520 through the graduate theory diagnostic test will be able to apply the two credits to electives. Suggested Courses for MM Opera MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 520 Graduate Theory Review 2 MUS 599 Thesis 4 MUSP 556A Voice 6 MUSP 567D Studio Voice Rep. Class 2 MUSP 556B Voice Coaching 2 MUSP 566G Opera Ensemble 8 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 25 MUSP 577A TCO Opera Workshop 6 MUSP 586A Vocal Literature 4 MUSP 586X Lyric Diction 4 (Italian, French, English/IPA, German) Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 26 TCO Resident Artist Training Program All Opera majors are also members of the Resident Artist Training Program of the Tri-Cities Opera, and must be acquainted with and follow the guidelines of that program as well as the university degree requirements. Workshop sessions at the TCO Center include those normally scheduled for Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings (3 hours each). The Center is located at 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton; while bus service to Binghamton University is good, it will be necessary to work out transportation from campus to the TCO Center if you do not have a car. Besides the TCO Workshop, students participate in the TCO Chorus throughout the year, and may audition for roles as well. Other performance opportunities include the RATP Excerpt Shows and the TCO Touring Education Program. Thesis Opera majors must complete two requirements: Vocal Recital: The information is the same as for MM vocal performance majors (see page 13). Opera Role(s): Either one leading/featured role, or two supporting roles. For each opera role the student is to complete an MM Thesis Proposal Form, which is to be signed by all members of the committee and submitted to the DGS as soon as possible, but absolutely no later than two weeks before the performance date. The Graduate Committee must give its approval that the proposed role constitutes a satisfactory fulfillment of the thesis requirement. Roles at either TCO or in Binghamton Opera productions may qualify as satisfying the thesis requirement. After the performance, the student should check to see that a copy of the Thesis Proposal / Evaluation Form, and a copy of the program, signed by all committee members to signify acceptability as a thesis performance, is submitted to the DGS. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 27 Comprehensive Examinations All MM degree candidates must pass a final comprehensive examination before award of degree. See page 17 pertaining to the Graduate Final Examinations in Music. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 28 14. THE MM DEGREE in History and Literature Course Requirements A minimum of 32 graduate credits in music, with at least a B average, must be completed. Distribution requirements are the following: MUS 501 Music History & Research I 4 credits MUS 502 Music History & Research II 4 MUS 522 Analytical Techniques 4 MUS 599 Thesis 4 Field of specialization* 12 Electives** 4 * Three courses, at four credits per course, are needed to complete the field of specialization. Depending on your major and the specific courses offered during the semesters you are here, you may have to take at least two of these courses as Independent Study projects. Consult with the DGS and the principal faculty advisor in your major to plan this aspect of your program. ** Four credits of electives are needed, which would come from academic courses, independent study, or from applied instrument study and/or ensemble participation. Foreign Language Examination Inform the DGS when you intend to take the foreign language reading examination. These are administered on an individual basis. The candidate is expected to demonstrate reading knowledge in one foreign language (German or one Romance language); proficiency is demonstrated by translating a passage from a reading in the Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 29 field of music, chosen by the music history faculty. Check with the DGS and/or with the principal thesis advisor that the choice of the language is appropriate and acceptable for your particular major. Piano Proficiency Piano proficiency must be demonstrated by the ability to play a Bach chorale. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 30 Thesis History and Literature majors are required to write a substantial research paper as their final project. You must ask a particular faculty member to serve as the principal advisor for your thesis. In conjunction with the advisor, complete an MM Thesis Proposal Form. Once the proposal is written, the student selects two other committee members (in consultation with the principal advisor, with the approval of the DGS, and with the consent of the proposed members) who, along with the principal advisor, must sign the Proposal Form before it is returned to the DGS. The Graduate Committee will be consulted if there are any questions concerning the appropriateness of the proposed project. See the graduate school manual regarding details of preparation and submission. The final electronic draft of the thesis should be ready for reading by the committee members at least four weeks before the end of the semester in which the thesis is being submitted. Check with the DGS for the exact deadline date. After reading, corrections should be made and the final version prepared. An oral defense of the thesis must be made before the thesis committee. All written theses must be prepared and submitted to the graduate school in electronic form. Check with the Graduate School to ascertain deadline dates for submitting the thesis and copies to the Graduate Office. If for some reason it is absolutely necessary to turn in a thesis during a summer session, then you must register for that session and make appropriate arrangements. Generally, however, the submission of the thesis should be done during the regular fall or spring semester. Comprehensive Examinations All MM degree candidates must pass a final comprehensive examination before Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 31 award of degree. See page 17 pertaining to the Graduate Final Examinations in Music. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 32 15. GRADUATE FINAL EXAMINATIONS IN MUSIC All MM students are required to take final comprehensive examinations at the conclusion of their degree program. All students matriculated in the MM program will be required to satisfactorily complete both components of the final examinations prior to the DGS submitting a final recommendation for the awarding of the degree. No exceptions will be made, and students who do not complete the examinations successfully will not be allowed to graduate. The examinations will consist of two elements: A comprehensive listening examination and a comprehensive oral examination. Comprehensive Listening Examination This examination may be taken in the fall or spring semester of either year of matriculation in the degree program. The candidate will notify the DGS when he/she intends to take the listening exam. The candidate will: Aurally identify a set number of examples selected from a master list of musical compositions (see below) with which the candidate will be expected to be familiar. Stylistically identify a set number of musical examples (presented in both aural and score form) taken from various genres of compositional styles in the history of music. Required Masterworks List for Comprehensive Listening Examination You will be expected to familiarize yourself with the following list of compositions and be able to aurally identify the works from a set number of examples included on the exam. 14th Century Machaut Mass: Agnus Dei Renaissance Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli: Credo Jannequin Chant des oiseaux Monteverdi Madrigal: Cruda Amarilli Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 33 Josquin Motet: Ave Maria Josquin Missa Pange Lingua: Kyrie Weelkes O Care, thou wilt dispatch me (Madrigal) Dowland Lute Song: Flow my Tears Baroque Bach Mass in B-minor: Credo Bach Passacaglia in C-minor (variations for organ) Bach Cantata: Wachet auf. mvmt. 1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto #5, mvmt. 1 Handel Messiah Part I Corelli Concerto grosso, op. 6, #8 (Christmas) Vivaldi Four Seasons Concertos: Winter Gabrieli In ecclesiis Monteverdi LOrfeo: Overture, Tu se morta, Possente spirto Classic Beethoven Symphony 9: mvmts. 1&4 Beethoven Piano Sonata, op. 53 (Waldstein): all mvmts. Beethoven String Quartet in C#-minor, op. 131: mvmt. 1 Mozart Marriage of Figaro, Act II Mozart Requiem, mvmts. 1-4 Mozart Piano Concerto in D-minor, K. 466, mvmt. 1 Haydn String Quartet, op. 76/3: mvmt. 3 Haydn Symphony 104: mvmts. 1&4 Haydn Creation, Part I Romantic Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, mvmts. 4&5 Mahler Das Lied von der Erde, mvmt. 1 Brahms Requiem, mvmts. 1&4 Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Vorspiel Verdi La Traviata, Act I Schubert Erlknig Chopin Nocturne in D-flat Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 34 Liszt Sonata in B-minor Strauss Don Juan Tchaikovsky Symphony VI Pathetique, mvmts. 3&4 Rossini Barber of Seville, Act I Schumann Dichterliebe: first 5 songs 20th Century Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Stravinsky Rite of Spring: Part I Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire: first 7 songs (Part I) Berg Wozzeck: Act III/Scenes 3, 4, 5 Bartk Concerto for Orchestra: mvmts. 1&2 Copland Appalachian Spring Babbitt Philomel Hindemith Symphony Mathis der Maler: mvmts. 1&2 Prokofieff Classical Symphony: complete Penderecki Threnody Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time: mvmts. 1&6 Stylistic Genres For the second portion of the listening exam, use the following list of works included in the Norton Anthology of Western Music and accompanying CD set (both items are held on reserve in the Listening Room of the Fine Arts Library) to familiarize yourself with characteristics of each genre listed. Specific works listed will not be used for the stylistic identification portion of the exam, so it is important that you study the scores and listen to the works in order to become generally familiar with style. Upon being given unfamiliar approximately 5-10 examples (scores and recorded examples will be provided), you will be asked to identify stylistic characteristics and make a guess as to genre, period of composition, and possible composer of each example. Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 35 Norton Anthology Listing Composer Page CD Track ________________________________________________________________________________ Medieval (vol. I) Gregorian Chant Gregorian Chants 7-20 3 Troubadour/Trouvre songs Adam de la Halle 40 8 Bernart de Ventadorn 41 9 Beatrix de Dia 43 10 Hans Sach 45 11 Organum Leonin/Perotin 50-65 13-16 Motet 74 18 Mass De Vitry 77 19 Machaut 86 20 ________________________________________________________________________________ Renaissance Motet Dunstable 100 25 Des Prez 142 33 Victoria 245 48 Lassus 251 49 Anthem Byrd 257 50 Mass du Fay 110 29 Ockeghem 124 31 Des Prez 133 32 Palestrina 230 47 Victoria 249 48 Chanson Sermisy 190 41 Le Jeune 193 42 Madrigal/Italian Cara 152 35 Arcadelt 155 36 Willaert 158 37 De Rore 166 38 Marenzio 171 39 Gesualdo 184 40 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 36 Madrigal/English Weelkes 209 43 Air Dowland 218 44 Instrumental music Attaignant 221 45 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Baroque Madrigal Caccini 267 51 Monteverdi 283 53 Italian Opera Monteverdi 289 54 Monteverdi 306 55 Scarlatti 395 66 Handel 576 83 French Opera Lully 403 68 Sacred Concerto Gabrieli 330 58 Viadana 356 59 Secular Cantata Strozzi 321 57 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 37 Sacred Cantata/Oratorio Carisimi 363 61 Bach 504 81 Handel 585 84 Prelude/Fugue/Toccata Frescobaldi 393 65 Buxtehude 424 71 Bach 495 79 Chorale setting Buxtehude 428 72 Bach 502 80 Trio Sonata Legrenzi 440 74 Corelli 446 75 Concerto Vivaldi 453 76 Vivaldi 487 77 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Classic (vol. II) Italian opera & opera buffa Pergolesi 1 85 Gluck 32 88 Mozart 189 100 Sonata Scarlatti 54 89 CPE Bach 63 91 Beethoven 220 101 Clementi 227 102 Concerto JC Bach 75 93 Mozart 155 99 Symphony Sammartini 59 90 Haydn 93 94 Haydn 108 95 Haydn 120 96 Beethoven 235 103 String quartet Haydn 141 97 Haydn 148 98 Beethoven 276 104 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 38 19th- century Symphony Berlioz 285 105 Song cycle/Lieder/Chanson Schubert 368 111 Schubert 375 112 Schumann 380 113 C. Schumann 386 114 Wolf 547 122 Mahler 556 123 Faur 608 127 Piano character piece Mendelssohn 330 106 Schumann 338 107 Chopin 354 109 Liszt 357 110 Skryabin 598 126 Italian opera (comic/serious) Rossini 415 117 Bellini 427 118 Verdi 460 119 German opera Von Weber 479 120 Wagner 523 121 Tone poem Strauss 570 124 Choral Brahms 394 116 ____________________________________________________________________________________ 20th Century Impressionism Debussy 615 128 Ravel 633 129 Symphonic/Chamber Bartk 645 130 Neo-Classicism Stravinsky 721 134 Nationalism Beach 791 140 Seeger 829 142 Copland 835 143 Still 891 145 Department of Music Graduate Handbook 2016 2017 Page 39 Vocal Ives 810 141 Opera Shostakovich 697 132 Britten 701 133 Atonality Schoenberg 741 135 Serialism Schoenberg 750 136 Berg 757 137 Webern 775 138 Babbitt 917 147 Avant-Garde Messiaen 783 139 Minimalism Carter 891 145 Crumb 908 146 Schuller 935 148 Adams 963 149 _____________________________________________________________________________________ Comprehensive Oral Examination A comprehensive oral examination is one in which the candidate will be prepared to answer any question pertaining to his/her specialty, as well as any question pertaining to coursework taken during the course of their degree program at Binghamton University. This examination will be given by a panel of three faculty members (the principal instructor of the candidate and two other faculty members, one of which must be from the theory or history faculty and approved by the Graduate Committee). Any member of the examining committee may submit to the candidate a list of topics and/or questions for advance preparation and/or familiarization. The oral examination will be scheduled by the Principal Instructor of the candidate during the final semester before graduation. MM THESIS Proposal Form for Recital Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Recital Date / Time: _________________________________________________ Recital Location: _________________________________________________ Names of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Advisors Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. E-mail the recital program to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Include titles, composers, and timings. Date of Approval by Graduate Committee: _________________________________________________ MM THESIS Evaluation Form for Recital Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Recital Date: _________________________________________________ Evaluation: SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY Signatures of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE ADVISOR: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM THESIS Proposal Form for Opera Role Students Name: _________________________________________________ Role Date: _________________________________________________ Role Location: TRI-CITIES OPERA BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY Role: _________________________________________________ Role Designation: LEADING FEATURED SUPPORTING Names of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Advisors Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. Date of Approval by Graduate Committee: _________________________________________________ MM THESIS Evaluation Form for Opera Role Students Name: _________________________________________________ Role Date: _________________________________________________ Role: _________________________________________________ Evaluation: SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY Signatures of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE ADVISOR: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM THESIS Proposal Form for Conducting Performance Students Name: _________________________________________________ Performance Date / Time: _________________________________________________ Ensemble: _________________________________________________ Names of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Advisors Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. E-mail the works to be conducted to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Include titles, composers, and timings. Date of Approval by Graduate Committee: _________________________________________________ MM THESIS Evaluation Form for Conducting Performance Students Name: _________________________________________________ Performance Date: _________________________________________________ Evaluation: SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY Signatures of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE ADVISOR: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM THESIS Proposal Form for History and Literature Thesis or Composition Portfolio Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Title of Proposed Thesis: _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Names of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Advisors Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. You are required to submit a written proposal of the Thesis or Portfolio for approval by the Graduate Committee. E-mail the proposal to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Date of Approval by Graduate Committee: _________________________________________________ MM THESIS Evaluation Form for History and Literature Thesis or Composition Portfolio Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Title of Thesis: _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Evaluation: SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY Signatures of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (optional) Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE ADVISOR: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAMINATION For MM History and Literature Students PROPOSAL (before exam) Students Name: _________________________________________________ Language: _________________________________________________ Exam Date / Time: _________________________________________________ Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form, and give it to the examiner at the exam. EVALUATION (after exam) Evaluation: PASSED DID NOT PASS Examiners Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE EXAMINER: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM PIANO PROFICIENCY EXAM For MM History and Literature Students PROPOSAL (before exam) Students Name: _________________________________________________ Exam Date / Time: _________________________________________________ Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form, and give it to the examiner at the exam. EVALUATION (after exam) Evaluation: PASSED DID NOT PASS Examiners Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE EXAMINER: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS Proposal / Evaluation Form for Listening Examination PROPOSAL (before exam) Students Name: _________________________________________________ Exam Date: _________________________________________________ Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form, and give it to the examiner at the exam. EVALUATION (after exam) Evaluation: PASSED DID NOT PASS Examiners Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE EXAMINER: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS Proposal Form for Oral Examination Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Exam Date / Time: _________________________________________________ Exam Location: _________________________________________________ Names of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (required) Students Signature: _________________________________________________ Advisors Signature: _________________________________________________ Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE STUDENT: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. MM COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS Evaluation Form for Oral Examination Students Name: _________________________________________________ Specialization: _________________________________________________ Exam Date: _________________________________________________ Evaluation: PASSED DID NOT PASS Signatures of Committee Members: _________________________________________________ (advisor) _________________________________________________ (required) _________________________________________________ (required) Date Submitted to DGS: _________________________________________________ TO THE ADVISOR: Scan and submit this form electronically to music.grad@binghamton.edu. Keep this form for your records. GENERAL CHECKLIST FOR MM PROGRAM Beginning of First Semester Take placement examinations in music history and theory. Meet with DGS prior to first day of classes to complete first-semester registration and discuss course of study. Beginning of Each Semester Check with studio teacher about auditions that will admit you into ensembles or courses. If you are a GA, contact your supervisor(s). Beginning of Each Year If you are a GA, fill out the required forms. (I-9, Payroll Sign-In, W-4, T.A.P.) Before the Second Year of Study If you are an out-of-state resident, establish New York residency. Around November and April Meet with DGS to review progress on your program of study. If taking courses in next semester, get course assignment for next semester from DGS. Give course assignment to the ATTC, who will register you for your courses. Before March 1 (First-year students only) Notify DGS if you are a GA and wish to renew your assistantship for a second year. Notify DGS if you are not a GA and wish to be considered for an assistantship in your second year. Beginning of Semester When You Are Ready to Take the Following Exams Comprehensive Listening Exam: Fill out and submit an MM Proposal / Evaluation Form for Listening Examination. Foreign Language Exam (for MM History and Literature only): Fill out and submit the MM Foreign Language Examination Form. Piano Proficiency Exam (for MM History and Literature only): Fill out and submit the MM Piano Proficiency Exam Form. Beginning of Semester When You Plan to Graduate File a Graduate Application for Degree Form at the Graduate Schools website. Fill out and submit an MM Proposal Form for Oral Examination. The exam can take place after the completion of all thesis requirements, but should not be scheduled earlier than mid-semester nor later than the final day of classes in the final semester of study. MM THESIS RECITAL CHECKLIST Schedule a tentative recital date with the Concert Manager. Fill out and submit an MM Thesis Proposal Form for Recital. This is due at least four weeks before the recital date. Once you have approval from the Graduate Committee, inform the Concert Manager so that the recital date is set in the departmental concert calendar. Schedule practice times and your dress rehearsal with the Concert Manager. Complete the Student Recital Reservation Form. Pay your recital fee to the ATTC, who will also register you for your thesis course (MUS 599) if needed. Make sure your thesis committee is aware of your recital date and time. Remind the committee one week prior to the recital. Following your recital, fill out an MM Thesis Evaluation Form. Have your thesis committee complete the evaluation and submit the form to the DGS. MM THESIS OPERA ROLE CHECKLIST Determine the date(s) for the role. Fill out and submit an MM Thesis Form for Opera Role. This is due at least two weeks before the performance date. Make sure your thesis committee is aware of your performance date and time. Remind the committee one week prior to the performance. Following your recital, fill out an MM Thesis Evaluation Form. Have your thesis committee complete the evaluation and submit the form to the DGS. MM THESIS CONDUCTING PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST Establish with your Major Teacher the disposition of the four Thesis credits among one or several adjudicated rehearsals / performances. Determine the date(s) for the performance. Fill out and submit an MM Thesis Proposal Form for Conducting Performance. This is due at least four weeks before the performance date. Make sure your thesis committee is aware of the times and dates of all rehearsals within one month of the performance, and the date and time for the performance. Your committee should attend at least one of your rehearsals leading up to the performance. Following your recital, fill out an MM Thesis Evaluation Form. Have your thesis committee complete the evaluation and submit the form to the DGS. MM THESIS HISTORY AND LITERATURE THESIS OR COMPOSITION PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Fill out and submit an MM Thesis Proposal Form for History and Literature Thesis or Composition Portfolio. Consult the Graduate School Manuals Guidelines for Preparing or Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation often! The defense of the thesis will take place at the same time as the comprehensive oral examination. The final draft of the history and literature thesis should be ready for the thesis committee at least four weeks before the oral examination. The final draft of the composition portfolio should be ready for the thesis committee at least two weeks before the oral examination. The members of your thesis committee will sign the MM Thesis Evaluation Form, and the members of your exam committee will sign the MM Oral Examination Form at the end of your defense / oral exam. These forms should be submitted to the DGS.

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