Timetable of Study: Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Music Theory

FIRST YEAR

Courses:

Two proseminars: one in the student's area of concentration and one other (6 points):  Proseminar in Ethnomusicology, Proseminar in Historical Musicology or Proseminar in Music Theory.

One graduate course in analysis (HM and Theory); Field Methods I - Ethno (3 points).

Three graduate courses approved by your advisor (9 points).  For Ethnomusicology, two of the three courses must be in the Department of Anthropology, in Cultural Anthropology.

Students should elect courses that will help prepare them for the particular portions of the general examinations they expect to take.

Examinations:

First Language Examination—normally German—taken in early September or early March.

Submissions:

Ethnomusicology:  Begin work on MA Thesis during Spring semester.
Music Theory: Choose topic and advisor for MA Paper during Spring semester.

Reviews:

Reviews of student progress occurs in January & May.  Students not making satisfactory academic progress are warned that they may be asked to leave the program after receiving the MA degree.

SECOND YEAR

Courses:

Four to six courses chosen in close consultation with the adviser (12 - 18 points). Courses will be chosen from graduate music courses and/or graduate courses in related fields.  In addition, students take GR6000/Professional Strategies and Skills (this seminar does not count toward the credits needed for the MA, MPhil, DMA nor PhD).

Examinations:

Second Language Examination (if required, based on the "rule of three") in a language appropriate to the proposed field of specialization, taken in early September or early March. 

HM & Music Theory: General Examination Parts 1 & 2 (early May).

Submissions:

HM:  MA Essay (due on September 30th).
Ethno:  MA Thesis (final draft due in September on first day of classes).
Music Theory:  MA Paper (due in December on last day of classes).

Degree Awarded:

The MA degree is awarded if all requirements are met (30 points & exams completed).

Reviews:

Reviews of student progress occurs in January & May.  Upon completion of the MA requirements (or sooner), students will be informed whether or not they will be invited to continue in the MPhil. program.

THIRD YEAR

Courses:

Two to four courses chosen in close consultation with the adviser (6 - 12 points).  Courses will be chosen from graduate music courses and/or graduate courses in related fields.  For HM and Music Theory, one of these will normally be the Dissertation Seminar.

Examinations:

Third Language Examination, if dissertation research requires this third language.

General Examinations:

  • HM: Part 3, end of August.
  • Theory: Part 3, January.
  • Ethno: Parts 1 & 2, early May.

Degree Awarded:

The MPhil degree is awarded if all requirements are met (42 points, MPhil Seminar, if applicable, and exams completed).

Reviews:

Reviews of student progress occurs in January & May. 

FOURTH YEAR

Courses:

Students take courses if they are behind or want to take take additional courses beyond the MA and MPhil requirements.

Examinations:

General Examinations:  Ethno: Part 3, September.

Proposal Defense (Fall); candidacy for the PhD; work on dissertation.

Submissions:

Dissertation proposal submitted to area committee by midterm date of Fall semester.

Degree Awarded:

The MPhil degree is awarded if all requirements are met (42 points, MPhil Seminar, if applicable, and exams completed).

Reviews:

Reviews of student progress occurs in January & May.  Students will be informed whether they may proceed to dissertation ("doctoral candidacy") or must leave after the MPhil degree.

FIFTH YEAR

Continuation of work on PhD dissertation.

SIXTH YEAR

Completion of PhD dissertation.

Dissertation distribution.

Doctoral defense.

Dissertation deposited.

PhD degree awarded.