Graduate Courses

The Steel Pan Ensemble provides students with the opportunity not only to study the traditional music of Trinidad, but also to experience this music through performance. Students will also learn about the history and evolution of the steel pan.

Performance of works in a variety of styles from swing to modern jazz in a small group setting.

This is a performance group that requires additional rehearsal time to function. The additional time will account for what would ordinarily be homework in regular courses. This format…

Literature, techniques, and methodologies for teaching children music in a diverse society; a study of children's musical development.

Musical development of children from birth through age eight years emphasizing auditory perception, auditory discrimination, responses of children to music, modes of learning music, and children's acquisition of musical performance skills, and understandings.

Programming and testing CAI music lessons.

Preparation and performance of standard orchestral audition repertoire excerpts for violin, as well as mock audition experience. Students are expected to familiarize and prepare the assigned repertoire prior to each meeting.


Repertory Singers is a small choral ensemble geared to provide a real-world, laboratory, and recital conducting experience for graduate conducting students, while offering the singers in the ensemble unique insights into conducting gesture, rehearsal techniques, group motivational dynamics, and…

Methods and techniques for organizing and training marching bands; planning music, drills, formations, and shows.

Choral and instrumental conducting methods and techniques with application in laboratory situations.

Choral music, including multicultural materials, suitable for all levels and voices.

This course will be taught 95% or more online.

Music as human behavior and its uses as therapeutic intervention with various populations.

Acoustical and psychological aspects of music with emphasis upon problems of perception, experimental aesthetics, musical function, measurement and diagnosis of musical ability.

Physiological effects of music, the relation of music to health, and the place of music in the habilitative and rehabilitative process.

Practical application of music therapy in an assigned clinic, along with seminars to analyze effectiveness, in-depth interactions, intervention strategies, and accountability measures.

Skill development in voice and on social instruments for use in the therapeutic treatment of various age groups. Includes improvisation, transposition, and self-accompanied performance of a variety of repertoire.

Trends in special education, characteristics and needs of those classified as exceptional, curriculum development, and intervention strategies. Mainstreamed and self-contained settings will be discussed.

Electronic music composition techniques, focusing on interactive systems, live electronic music, and multimedia applications, and current trends in music utilizing interactive technologies. Semester also includes recording studio workshops.

Independent research topics directed by a faculty member at the masters level.

Current trends and issues in music education, the historical and social foundations of American music education, music education bibliography, and the role of research in music education.

Current trends and issues in music education, the historical and social foundations of American music education, music education bibliography, and the role of research in music education.

Oboe and bassoon players will learn how to create and finish reeds for their instruments. The course will cover the fundamentals of making a blank, exploring different reed scrapes and styles, and focus on detailed finishing techniques.

In New York City, students will attend jazz performances and Broadway shows, tour recording facilities used for soundtracks, attend a seminar on the American Federation of Musicians, learn about union function, spend individual time with working musicians, and keep a small book on experiences to…

Music graduates face new challenges in today's professional landscape, including fewer traditional jobs. Students will build relevant skills and tools that emphasize versatility and flexibility to better prepare them for career success in this evolving landscape.

Introduction to the practice and principles of the Alexander Technique, which enables musicians to practice and perform their instrument with less tension and a greater freedom of movement.

Audio techniques, technologies, and critical listening will be applied towards recording, mixing, editing, and mastering live and archived recordings for the UGA HHSOM. Working in a professional studio environment equips students with skills needed to succeed in audio recording, while also…