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Open to students majoring in a graduate music degree

Consists of 12 Credits. Certificates are administered by the Department of Music.

Conducting, 6 credits

  • MUS 795 – Graduate Conducting Credits: 1-4

Choose 6 credits from the following:

  • Literature & Practice, 3-6 credits

Take one of the following courses in your primary area of interest:

  • MUED 583 – Music Education Workshop Credits: 1-3 (Choral Rehearsal Techniques or Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques topics only)
  • MUS 600 – Orchestral Music for Secondary Schools Credits: 3
  • MUS 622 – Song Literature Credits: 3
  • MUS 623 – Seminar in Choral Literature: Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Credits: 3
  • MUS 624 – History and Literature of Wind Ensemble Music Credits: 3
  • MUS 625 – Wind Ensemble Music for Secondary Schools Credits: 3
  • MUS 627 – Symphonic Music Credits: 3

Note

Students who wish to apply for this certificate must first submit a 10-15 minute video sample of their conducting, including rehearsal and performance selections to the department.

 

Choose 12 credits from the following:

  • MUED 627 – Workshop in Jazz Pedagogy Credits: 3
  • MUS 505 – Jazz History for Musicians Credits: 3
  • MUS 544 – Large Ensemble: Vocal Jazz Credits: 1-2
  • MUS 545 – Jazz Ensemble Credits: 1 or 2
  • MUS 592 – Analytical History of Jazz Improvisation Credits: 2 or 3
  • MUS 615 – Contemporary Music Theory for Music Teachers Credits: 3
  • MUS 690 – Contemporary Vocal Pedagogies Credits: 3

Choose 12 credits from the following:

  • MUS 501 – History of Women in Music Credits: 3
  • MUS 505 – Jazz History for Musicians Credits: 3
  • MUS 508 – Survey of Film Music Credits: 3
  • MUS 523 – Opera History Credits: 3
  • MUS 600 – Orchestral Music for Secondary Schools Credits: 3
  • MUS 619 – Seminar in Choral Literature: 20th Century and Renaissance Credits: 3
  • MUS 622 – Song Literature Credits: 3
  • MUS 623 – Seminar in Choral Literature: Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Credits: 3
  • MUS 624 – History and Literature of Wind Ensemble Music Credits: 3
  • MUS 625 – Wind Ensemble Music for Secondary Schools Credits: 3
  • MUS 627 – Symphonic Music Credits: 3

Choose at least 12 credits from the following:


  • MUED 651 – Pedagogy of Rhythm Credits: 3
  • MUS 515 – Orchestration Credits: 2 or 3
  • MUS 516 – Choral Arranging Credits: 3
  • MUS 592 – Analytical History of Jazz Improvisation Credits: 2 or 3
  • MUS 610 – Form and Analysis I Credits: 3
  • MUS 613 – Schenkerian Analysis Credits: 3
  • MUS 615 – Contemporary Music Theory for Music Teachers Credits: 3
  • MUS 640 – Pedagogy of Music Theory Credits: 3
  • MUS 655 – Analysis, Interpretation, and Performance Credits: 3
  • MUS 779 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Composition Credits: 2 or 4 (a maximum of 4 credits may be applied to the Music Theory Graduate Certificate)

Pedagogy Certificate: Suzuki Emphasis, 12 credits


6 credits, chosen from the following:


  • MUED 583 – Music Education Workshop Credits: 1-3
  • MUED 701 – Philosophy of Music Education I: Historical Perspectives Credits: 3
  • MUED 702 – Philosophy of Music Education II: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives Credits: 3
  • MUED 787 – Seminar in Music Education Credits: 3

Must take 6 credits from the following:


  • MUED 584 – Suzuki Talent Education Pedagogy Credits: 1
  • Taken in conjunction with Suzuki Teacher Training at the Aber
    Suzuki Institute chosen from:

    • 1-2 cr. (in conjunction with Suzuki Book 1)
    • 1-2 cr. (in conjunction with Suzuki Books 2 & 3)
    • 1-2 cr. (in conjunction with Suzuki Books 4 & 5)
    • 1-2 cr. (in conjunction with Suzuki Books 6-7)
    • 1-2 cr. (in conjunction with Suzuki Book 8 & Supplemental Repertoire)

Up to two credits may be chosen from:


  • MUS 760 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Piano Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 762 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Voice Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 763 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Violin Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 764 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Viola Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 765 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Violincello Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 766 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Double Bass Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 767 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Flute Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 768 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Oboe Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 769 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Clarinet Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 770 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Bassoon Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 771 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Saxophone Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 772 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Trumpet Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 773 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Horn Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 774 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Trombone Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 775 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Baritone Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 776 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Tuba Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 777 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Percussion Credits: 2 or 4
  • MUS 781 – Artist Course in Applied Music – Jazz Guitar Credits: 2 or 4

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

The low student-to-faculty ratio in the Department of Music provides our students with opportunities for personal attention.
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Rachel Brashier

Rachel Brashier

  • Director of Music Education
  • Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, Ed.D. Global Affiliate Scholars, School of Performing Arts
715-346-2227
Danielle Breisach

Danielle Breisach

  • Associate Lecturer – Flute
  • Graduate Program Manager
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Andrew Slembarski

Andrew Slembarski

  • Administrative Specialist – Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

National Association of Schools of Music

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 637 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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