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Graduate Studies Catalog 2007-2009


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SUNY Brockport offers graduate-level courses in music that may be applied as requirements and/or electives in degree programs as determined through advisement. The College also sponsors a variety of music events as noted on the Fine Arts Events Calendar at


MUS 513 American Music (A). Explores musical styles and idioms of North America from colonial times to the present. Requires visual and aural analysis of structural and stylistic characteristics; and recognition of important composers and musicians. 3 Cr.

MUS 585 American Roots Music (A). Provides a performance approach to the history, styles and repertoire of North American folk music. Requires a research paper. 3 Cr.

MUS 587 Music and the Child (A). Covers methods and approaches in the use of music with children and for the total growth of children. Explores various vocal and instrumental materials suitable for children in creating original songs, rhythmic games and sound stories. 3 Cr.

MUS 595 Special Topics in Music (A). Covers topics in music, including special explorations and advanced projects. The exact nature of the topic and instructional methodology are defined by the instructor. 3 Cr.

MUS 599 Independent Study (B). Defined in consultation with instructor prior to registration. 1-6 Cr.

The information in this publication was current as of Summer 2007 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid eligibility may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget support and staffing. The College reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purposes of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Students matriculated in summer are bound by the catalog in effect the following fall semester. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department or office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at for current information. Printed Summer 2007