Graduate Summer Session


The University of Maine Division of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

MUE 650.0001 – Topics in Music Theory
Instructor: Beth Wiemann
June 24 – July 12, 2019
3 Credits

Week 1, June 24-28:

  • Days & Times: TBA
  • Location: Online

Week 2, July 1-5:

  • Days & Times: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Class of 1944 Hall, Room 107

Week 3, July 8-12:

  • Days & Times: TBA
  • Location: Online

This is an advanced course in Form and Analysis and will focus on writings and musical analyses that emphasize the role of rhythm in music. Students will read assignments during the first week of the class (June 24-28), using a Google Classroom platform for comments and questions among the group. The second week (July 1-5) we’ll meet on campus for five full days, working on group analyses of works from the Classical and Romantic musical periods. In the third week (July 8-12), final readings will be discussed via Google Classroom, and a final individual analyses project will be submitted at the end of the course. Readings will include: Musical Form and Musical Performance by Edward Cone (W.W. Norton, publishers); Phrase Rhythm in Tonal Music by William Rothstein (Schirmer Books—will also be provided by the library); and The Rhythms of Tonal Music by Joel Lester (Pendragon—will also be provided by the Library).

MUE 650.0001 – Topics in Choral Music
Instructor: Dr. Webb Parker

July 15-August 2, 2019
3 Credits

Week 1, July 15-19:

  • Days & Times: TBA
  • Location: Online

Week 2, July 22-26:

  • Days & Times: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Class of 1944 Hall, Room 107

Week 3, July 29-August 2:

  • Days & Times: TBA
  • Location: Online

Class of 1944 Hall, Room 100

For the first week of the course (July 15-19) readings will be assigned corresponding with the following topics:

  1. Vocal health and pedagogy
  2. Effective and efficient conducting
  3. Democracy in the choral rehearsal / student ownership
  4. Using movement as a vocal pedagogic tool
  5. Creative and divergent thinking in rehearsal and assessment

During the second week (July 22-26) the class will meet in-person, and we will focus one of the aforementioned topics each day. Practical application of best practices will be the focus of each day’s topic. Demonstrations, group discussions, music making, and the real-world application will be the main delivery methods of the course content. In the third week (July 29-August 2) students will assemble a choral curriculum and repertoire set using the content learned in the class.


The University of Maine School of Performing Arts Division of Music offers graduate studies leading to the Master of Music degree in Music Education with an optional conducting emphasis and Performance. Individualized curricula are designed to meeting students’ interests and needs while offering a balanced program of academic and professional courses.

Course offerings are scheduled so that students who are otherwise employed may meet all degree requirements for any major by enrolling in any four consecutive terms. This plan is recommended for students pursuing majors in Performance and Conducting where course continuity is desirable. For students who pursue full-time graduate studies during the academic year and summers, it is possible to complete all degree requirements in a shorter time span. Core courses offered during fall and spring semesters are scheduled in afternoon time blocks to allow area music teachers to enroll. Students in the Music Education major can complete all degree requirements within four consecutive summers or less.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Trustee Tuition Waivers are available at The University of Maine. For information contact: 207.581.1247

For graduate information for the music program, contact:

Dr. Stuart Marrs, School of Performing Arts, University of Maine
5788 Class of 1944 Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5788
Call: 207.581.1247

For registration materials, contact:

Graduate School, The University of Maine
Stodder Hall, Room 42, Orono. ME 04469-5775
Call: 207.581.3219

For parking information contact:

The MaineCard Office
Room 130, Memorial Union
Free one-week temporary passes are available for students enrolled in these classes.

To register: 

The University of Maine Graduate School

5775 Stodder Hall, Room 42
Orono, Maine 04469-5775
(207) 581-3219