The Master of Music Program is designed to provide opportunity for in-depth study in an area of specialization, to increase professional competence in teaching and performance, and to prepare for continued self-directed study or advanced graduate study.

The following degree programs are available:

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Performance
  • Pedagogy
  • Music Education

In addition, the following secondary areas of study (cognates) are available:

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Pedagogy
  • Music Education
  • Music History

By combining a primary area of study (degree program) with a secondary area of study (cognate) a CWU Music Graduate Student can create a customized program that addresses interests, strengths, weaknesses and preparation for further advanced graduate study.

This collection features theses from Master of Music students in the Department of Music Graduate Program at Central Washington University.

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Theses from 1971

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A Historical Survey of the Relevance of Music in Man's Philosophy, Annette R. Arnold

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A Study of Scheduling, Staffing and Housing Procedures for a Comprehensive Elementary Instrumental Music Program in the Highline Public Schools, Gerald Clifton Bayne

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A Comparison of Class C School Music Departments in Washington State with the Music Department at Winlock, Washington, Walter Ross Berglund

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Bernstein's Lamentation Compared to Classical Hebrew Musical Tradition, Adele Jean Blankenship

Theses from 1970

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The Preparation of a Graduate Eb Alto Saxophone Recital, Thomas G. Barber

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Current Status of Chamber Ensembles in the First-Class High Schools of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb

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Characteristics of Style in the Song Cycle Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Bruce Gyger Dodge

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Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24: A Study of the Technique of Harmonic Variation, Richard C. Grant

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Outlines: An Original Composition for Concert Band, Bruce Albert Stephenson Hunter

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Two Bach Preludes and Fugues Transcribed for Wind-Band, Douglas Duane Nott

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Visions Infernales: Characteristics of Style and Interpretation, George F. Skipworth

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Brahms' Vier Ernste Gesange, Moses Turner

Theses from 1969

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Historical Development of the Clarinet with Special Emphasis on Technique and the Resolving of Technical Problems, Virgil M. Kocher

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An Analytical Study of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne by Benjamin Britten, Richard Arthur Ruth Jr.

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An Original Composition for Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Contemporary Style, Patrick Ellis Thompson

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The Lieder of Richard Strauss, Gary Dwight Welch

Theses from 1968

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A Brief History of the Sonata with an Analysis and Comparison of a Brahms’ and Hindemith’s Clarinet Sonata, Kenneth T. Aoki

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An Original Composition for Chorus Missa Brevis, Robert Austin Barbey

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A Comparative Study of Slide Technique for the Trombone, James T. McDowell

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Beethoven’s an die Ferne Geliebte, Paul R. Piersall

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An Historical Study of the Solo Concerto Cadenza, Toni Christine Rydman

Theses from 1967

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An Analysis of “Little Bat” in the Opera Susannah, James William Dewey

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Motival Structure of Susannah, a Music Drama by Carlisle Floyd, Sue Ellen McMurray

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An Analysis of the Styles of C. Saint-Saëns and W. A. Mozart with Emphasis on Their Clarinet Compositions, Gerald Kenneth Steele

Theses from 1966

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Vision An Oratorio, John Tuckness Bonney

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An Original Composition for Brass Choir, Kenneth John Kraintz