1. The candidate selects a topic and a thesis adviser. The adviser is a musicologist if the degree sought is an . in Musicology; a music theorist if the degree sought is an . in Music Theory; and either a musicologist or a music theorist if the degree is an . in Music Theory and History. The student, in consultation with the adviser, selects the second reader(s). The student must ask the second reader(s) if s/he is able and willing to serve. The paper adviser and second reader guide the student in the preparation of a thesis proposal of 3-5 pages containing (1) a working title (2) a description of the proposed research, methodology, and significance of the project, and (3) a brief bibliography. For those in the integrative history/theory program, a representative of both the history and the music theory faculties must serve on the thesis committee as adviser and second reader.