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Master of Music in Music Technology

The Master of Music in Music Technology is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in music but not necessarily in music technology. Its goal is to help students develop mastery of music technology knowledge and skills appropriate to their existing areas of expertise, i.e., Performance, Composition, and Music Education.

Duquesne’s innovative Music Technology degree offers concentrations in Digital Music Pedagogy, Electronic Composition and Electronic Performance. Guided by faculty members who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, graduate students master powerful technological tools in state-of-the-art electronic studios, including the Music Technology Center, the Digital Keyboard Lab, the Fender Electronic Studio and the multi-track Recording Studios. Graduates of this program are in demand in the music, film and recording industries throughout the world.

Digital Pedagogy
Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must meet the admission requirements as stated in the Graduate Admissions and Policies publication.

2. An essay outlining goals for teaching with technology.

3. A portfolio highlighting work in teaching, technological instructional materials considered a plus.


Sample Curriculum

 

Music Technology

12 credits

Sound Design/Sequencing* 2 credits
Digital Music Pedagogy* 2 credits
TI:ME 2B - Digital Audio± 2 credits
Advanced Computer Notation* 2 credits
TI:ME 2A - Electronic Instruments± 2 credits
Music Technology Development Project* 2 credits


Core Studies in Music

10 credits

Introduction to Research in Music± 2 credits
Philosophies of Music History and Theory± 2 credits
Music Theory Course± 2 credits
Music History Course± 2 credits
Music Performance Course 2 credits


Electives

8 Credits

Electives may include: Multimedia/JMA (available online), Electronic Ensemble, Graduate Audio for Media I and/or II, TI:ME Level 2 Courses (summer only), Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning (summer and/or online)


Electives are selected in consultation with the advisor and may include a maximum of two courses from offerings in the M.S. in Multimedia Technology program.

Total degree program

30 credits

* offered online        ± offered as a summer class


Secondary Concentration

In order to allow for greater curricular flexibility and to tailor graduate study to the professional needs and objectives of the individual student, all degree programs include the option of a secondary concentration which complements the major. Normally, about one-third of each curriculum is devoted to elective courses. The choice of elective courses within the same specific area comprises the secondary concentration. Several possible secondary concentrations are available including music education, jazz studies, theory, music technology, conducting and sacred music. The specific courses which comprise the secondary concentration are determined by the appropriate faculty and the student in consultation with the student's primary advisor.

Electronic Composition
Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must meet the admission requirements as stated in the Graduate Admissions and Policies publication.

2. Submit a portfolio of original work, including scores and audio files.


Sample Curriculum

 

Music Technology

12 credits

Sound Design/Sequencing* 2 credits
Digital Music Pedagogy* 2 credits
TI:ME 2B - Digital Audio± 2 credits
Advanced Computer Notation* 2 credits
Electronic Orchestration* 2 credits
Recital Music Technology 2 credits


Core Studies in Music

10 credits

Introduction to Research in Music± 2 credits
Philosophies of Music History and Theory± 2 credits
Music Theory Course± 2 credits
Music History Course± 2 credits
Music Performance Course 2 credits


Electives

8 Credits

Electives may include: Electronic Composition (available online), Musicians and the Internet (online), Electronic Ensemble, Multimedia/JMA (available online), Graduate Audio for Media I and or II, Form and Analysis, TI:ME Level 2 Courses (summer only)


Electives are selected in consultation with the advisor and may include a maximum of two courses from offerings in the M.S. in Multimedia Technology program.

Total degree program

30 credits

* offered online        ± offered as a summer class


Secondary Concentration

In order to allow for greater curricular flexibility and to tailor graduate study to the professional needs and objectives of the individual student, all degree programs include the option of a secondary concentration which complements the major. Normally, about one-third of each curriculum is devoted to elective courses. The choice of elective courses within the same specific area comprises the secondary concentration. Several possible secondary concentrations are available including music education, jazz studies, theory, music technology, conducting and sacred music. The specific courses which comprise the secondary concentration are determined by the appropriate faculty and the student in consultation with the student's primary advisor.

Electronic Performance
Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must meet the admission requirements as stated in the Graduate Admissions and Policies.

2. An audition is required. Applicants should prepare the equivalent of a senior recital for undergraduate performance majors. Those who live more than 150 miles from the University may submit a videotape (VHS) or DVD.


Sample Curriculum

 

Music Technology

12 credits



Sound Design/Sequencing* 2 credits
Digital Music Pedagogy* 2 credits
Studio/Lab and Digital Sound 2 credits
Advanced Computer Notation* 2 credits
Electronic Orchestration* 2 credits
Recital Music Technology 2 credits


Core Studies in Music

10 credits



Introduction to Research in Music± 2 credits
Philosophies of Music History and Theory± 2 credits
Music Theory Course± 2 credits
Music History Course± 2 credits
Music Performance Course 2 credits


Electives

8 Credits



Electives may include: Electronic Ensemble, GMAP Applied Lessons, Musicians and the Internet (online), Multimedia/JMA (available online), Graduate Audio for Media I and/or II, Form and Analysis, TI:ME Level 2 Courses (summer only)


Electives are selected in consultation with the advisor and may include a maximum of two courses from offerings in the M.S. in Multimedia Technology program.

Total degree program

30 credits

* offered online ± offered as a summer class


Secondary Concentration

In order to allow for greater curricular flexibility and to tailor graduate study to the professional needs and objectives of the individual student, all degree programs include the option of a secondary concentration which complements the major. Normally, about one-third of each curriculum is devoted to elective courses. The choice of elective courses within the same specific area comprises the secondary concentration. Several possible secondary concentrations are available including music education, jazz studies, theory, music technology, conducting and sacred music. The specific courses which comprise the secondary concentration are determined by the appropriate faculty and the student in consultation with the student's primary advisor.