Degree Requirements

Master of Music: Wind and Percussion Performance

For flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, and percussion

Sample Course Plan

Always check with the Program Coordinator for program requirements. 

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Major Ensemble

Major Ensemble

Major Ensemble

Intro to Music Research or Music Studies Elective**

Intro to Music Research or Music Studies Elective**

Intro to Music Research or Music Studies Elective**

Repertoire Studies*

Repertoire Studies*

Repertoire Studies*

Chamber (CONDUCT 491)***

Chamber (CONDUCT 491)***

Chamber (CONDUCT 491)***

  

Master's Recital (480)

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Applied Lessons (400 level)

Major Ensemble

Major Ensemble

Major Ensemble

Music Studies Elective*

Music Studies Elective*

Repertoire Studies*

Music Elective**

Music Elective**

Music Elective**

 

 

Master's Recital (480)

*Chosen from Wind, Brass, Percussion Orchestral Repertoire (WIND_PER 493); Percussion Pedagogy and Performance (WIND_PER 347); Bass Clarinet Class (WIND_PER 360}; English Horn Class (WIND_PER 361); Baroque Flute Class (WIND_PER 362); and/or Studio Ensembles (WIND_PER 492).

**One unit from either Music Studies or Music Electives must be at the 400 level; in order to take a Music Theory elective, students must either pass the Theory Diagnostic Evaluation during orientation or first take MUS_THRY 401 Grad Review Theory

***Percussion Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet count as Chamber Music replacements. Instead of registering for CONDUCT 491, please register for the respective Studio Ensemble, WIND_PER 492.

Studio Class

Although not for credit, some programs may require registration for this along with applied study. 

Recitals

Students may register for WIND_PER 480 for zero credit, usually in the quarter that the recital is given. Students who do not present their recital during their residency should pursue Recital Continuation for the quarter when the recital is given.

Major Ensembles

Students must participate in either a major ensemble or a faculty-approved substitute in every quarter of residence. Assignment to an ensemble is determined by an audition and the decision of the faculty. 

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Questions?

Contact Graduate Services: 
musicgradservices@northwestern.edu 
847-491-5740