Graduate Music Programs & Courses
The USM School of Music and USM Summer are pleased to offer an exciting array of graduate music courses. These courses are designed for intensive professional growth and are taught by USM's outstanding music faculty.
Earn a master’s degree in only three summers!
Registration begins March 1st (current students), March 5th (all students) and is ongoing until a particular class begins or as space allows. To register, please call 207-780-5900.
- Topics in Music Education: Orff-Schulwerk Certification Level 2
MUE 595 (3528) - CANCELED - Course will be offered again in 2014
- Topics in Music Education: A Comprehensive View of a High School Choral Curriculum
MUE 599 (3536)
Instructor: Robert Russell, Ed Reichert, Brent LaCasce, Rick Dustin, Ellen Chickering, and Cathy Murray, USM
Location: Portland Campus
Dates/Times: July 8-12, 2013, 8:00am-4:00pm
Details: A high school choral curriculum may involve as many as six distinct performance configurations: solo singing, choral singing for mixed voices, women's voices, and men's voices, vocal jazz, and musical theater. Each has its own particular performance practices and curricular problems. This course will feature six instructors, each with extensive experience in their area of specialty. Cr 3.
Materials fee: $100 for music scores.
- Philosophical Bases of Music Education
MUE 612 (3530)
Instructor: Michele Kaschub, USM
Dates/Times: July 1-29, 2013
Details: Investigation of historical and current views on the art of music, the role of music in society, and the role of music in human experience. Cr 3.
- Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning
MUE 613 (3531)
Instructor: Steve Bizub, USM
Location: Gorham campus
Dates: July 22-26 and 29-31, 2013, 8:00am-12:00pm
Details: Detailed study of topics concerning differential music behavior and perception. This course includes the mechanics of hearing, music memory, learning, and response as well as an overview of researched teaching practices. Cr 3.
- Topics in Contemporary Music Technology
MUS 570 (3532)
Instructors: Steve Bizub, USM
Location: Portland campus
Dates/Times: August 5-9, 2013
Details: Intensive study of one or more areas of music technology in the context of producing music compositions, creating pedagogical multimedia applications, performing music with interactive applications, or recording and editing digital audio/video. A substantial final project is required. Cr 3.
- Intensive Review of Tonal Music Theory
MUS 599 (2528)
Instructors: Daniel Sonenberg, USM
Dates/Times: June 24-July 24, Mon/Wed, 5:00-8:00pm
Details: Intensive study of common-practice tonal harmony and voice leading, as well as common formal designs, through compositional and analytical exercises. Attention will be given to issues of music theory pedagogy. Cr 3.