Esther Boyer College of Music
2001 North 13th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6079.
Department of Dance
309 Vivacqua Hall,
Degree Programs: www.temple.edu/grad/dagrid.html
Final Recital and Monograph Proposal
1. The Final Recital and the monograph are undertaken after the completion of the written preliminary examinations, and in consultation with the major adviser, the Department Chair, and the Doctoral Advisory Committee.
2. Upon completion of the preliminary examination, a Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) shall be appointed by the Director of Graduate Studies to adjudicate the Final Recital and to guide the monograph. When the student, in consultation with the major adviser and Department Chair, has identified a tentative advisory committee, the Chair gives those names to the Director of Graduate Studies for consideration. The Director of Graduate Studies officially appoints the DAC. The DAC consists of no fewer than three persons: two faculty members from within the department and a third person from outside the department.
3. Students may not present the Final Recital until the preliminary examination has been completed and the DAC has been appointed. The DAC serves as the adjudicators of the Final Recital.
4. After a proposal for the monograph has been developed by the student in consultation with the DAC, the student prepares a final copy for approval. Each member of the DAC must sign the final proposal. Once all DAC members have signed the title page, the student copies the final proposal and delivers within thirty days one copy to each member of the DAC, the Department Chair, the Associate Dean, and the Graduate School.
Final Oral Examination
1.When the monograph is complete, the major adviser of the DAC asks the Director of Graduate Studies to appoint an outside reader. The DAC plus the outside reader comprise the Doctoral Examining Committee (DEC) for the monograph defense.
2. Doctoral candidates must schedule a defense of the monograph with the Associate Dean at least one month before the requested defense date. Forms to schedule the defense are available from the Graduate Secretary.
3. Doctoral candidates must submit a defense copy of the monograph to members of the DEC and to the Associate Dean at least two weeks prior to the defense.
The student should register for Music 999, (Doctor of Musical Arts Monograph, 1-6 s.h.), each semester, fall and spring, until the final project has been successfully defended. Doctoral candidates are required to register for a minimum of six credit hours of Music 999 during their program as a whole, but must register for a minimum of one such credit each semester.
The calendar time limit for the degree is seven years beginning with the semester that the student was admitted to the program. After this period, the candidate must petition for an extension of time. If granted, the candidate may be re-examined in all course work. Failure in any examination will require that the course be taken again.
Exceptions - Exceptions to the above requirements may be made only with the approval of the adviser, the department Chair, the Associate Dean of the Esther Boyer College of Music, and when required, the Graduate School or the appropriate collegial or university committee(s).
400-401-402-403. Piano Major. (3 s.h.)
One hour lesson each week plus performance class. Piano major only. Full recital during final year of study.
404-405-406. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy. (2 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy concentration majors. One hour lesson each week plus performance class.
407. Piano Major Concentration in Pedagogy (Recital). (3 s.h.)
Private lessons for the graduate Piano Pedagogy majors culminating in a recital. One hour lesson each week.
408. Piano Pedagogy. (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Designed to equip teachers to train intermediate and advanced piano students. Investigation of materials relevant to teaching at this level.
409. Class Piano Pedagogy. (2 s.h.)
Techniques involved in teaching group piano; survey of available methods and materials; student teaching under supervision of instructor
416-417-418-419. Harpsichord Major. (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Harpsichord majors only. Full recital during final year of study.
420-421-422-423. Voice Major. (3 s.h.)
One hour private lesson each week. Voice majors only. Full recital during final year of study.
424. Opera Coaching. (2 s.h.)
Opera majors only. One hour private session each week. Emphasis on interpretation, diction and style through study of operatic aria repertoire and/or operatic role study. May be taken one time only.
425-426-427-428. Opera Major. (2 s.h.)
One hour lesson each week. Opera majors only.
429. Class Piano Practice Teaching II. (2 s.h.)
Practicum in class piano teaching under supervision of professor, with weekly meetings on methodology and materials.
430-431-432-433. Instrumental Major. (3 s.h.)
One hour lesson each week. Instrumental majors only. Culminates in full recital during final year of study.
434-435-436-437. Recital Accompanying. (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Practical experience in vocal and/or instrumental accompanying and chamber music.
439. Opera Ensemble. (0-1 s.h.)
Required for singers cast in opera productions at Temple University.
440. Opera Theater. (2 s.h.)
Limited to Voice and Opera majors only. Others by audition. Gives singers practical experience on the stage and performance of operatic roles.
441. Studio Accompanying. (1 s.h.)
By permission of instructor only. Practical accompanying experience in voice studio, with emphasis on repertoire building.
443. Dalcroze. (2 s.h.)
Study of principles of eurhythmics, the use of the body as the interpreter of musical rhythm, allowing the body to become the musician's first musical instrument. Principles established by Swiss educator Emile Jacques Dalcroze.
445. Pedagogy of Technique. (2 s.h.)
Developing clear and intelligent pedagogical methods for all aspects of piano technique. Historical development of keyboard technique will be reviewed, as well as an overview of fundamental physiological principles involved in playing the piano.
447. Pedagogy of Children. (2 s.h.)
A survey of available teaching methods and pedagogical approaches to be used with children or individual or group instruction, including an introduction to the basic Suzuki philosophy.
448. Coaching Skills. (2 s.h.)
Develops foreign language, conducting, private coaching, and interpretive skills needed for vocal coaching.
449. Opera Diction. (2 s.h.)
Designed to apply general knowledge about International Phonetic Alphabet and the flavors of French, Italian, German, and English diction directly to repertoire and the expressive projections of the text in singing. Singer must prepare at least one aria in each language.
450. Special Topics in Choral Music. (1-3 s.h.)
Literature, analysis, conducting, and related skills.
451. Advanced Choral Conducting. (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Music 330 or equivalent.
Advanced course for the graduate student who is active in the choral field; individual research and analysis of significant scores; observation and practical application. Open to all graduate music students with permission from instructor.
452-453-454. Choral Conducting Seminar. (2 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Conducting 451 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.
For the graduate major in choral conducting. Last two semesters culminate in public recitals.