The Graduate Committee

Master of Music in Performance

At least three graduate faculty members will serve on the graduate committee. The committee will be composed of the student’s applied professor and faculty members of the student’s choice from each of the following areas:

  • One history or theory faculty member from the team-taught MUS 5130 (Seminar in Music History, Culture, and Analysis) 
  • One faculty member from either MUS 5140 (Performers Symposium) or MUS 5150 (Artist Portfolio).

Master of Music Therapy

For students completing MUS 5999 Thesis in Music Therapy, the thesis committee will be composed of the thesis advisor as chair and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, one of whom must be in music therapy. The third member may be either in music therapy or a member of the graduate faculty from the student's specialty area. When the committee has been tentatively selected with the approval of the program director and thesis advisor, the student personally will invite each prospective committee member. The thesis chair will complete the online Graduate Committee Form, which will be routed electronically to each committee member and to the Dean of the Hayes School of Music.  The original will be returned to the student. This committee will advise the student throughout the preparation of the thesis.

For students completing MUS 5995 Clinical Paper in Music Therapy, the committee will be appointed by the Program Director and will include the supervisor of the student's Advanced Practicum and two other members of the graduate music therapy faculty, taking into account the student's Specialty Area in the decision. The committee will read and evaluate the student's written comprehensive examination and adjudicate the student's oral presentation.

Note: Students desiring to apply previously completed courses to their degree programs must provide the program director with transcripts of such courses at the first advisory meeting.