Master Degree in Music
A Master's Degree generally takes 2 years to complete. After completing a Master's Degree the student may take a 4-year Doctoral Degree programme.
A student candidate may apply for studies in up to two specialties. If a candidate meets the admission criteria in both specialties, the candidate shall notify the Secretary of Admission of his or her preference by the end of the admission period at the latest. Student candidates shall not be matriculated simultaneously in two specialties.
Curricula with English as the study language shall be subject to a tuition fee according to the rates established by the Academic Council.
Specialization in Music:
piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, accordion, estonian harp, voice, choral conducting, orchestral conducting, accompaniment class, chamber ensemble, contemporary improvisation, jazz music, classical composition, electro-acoustic composition, musicology
- Depending on area of specialisation, a student candidate should:
- perform, from memory, a stylistically variable program of 20-40 minutes;
- submit at least 3 own compositions (with sheet music and recordings);
- submit a longer research paper (a Bachelor's thesis, another academic research paper equivalent with a Bachelor's thesis or a published article).
- During an interview, the examination panel can test a candidate's knowledge in a narrower field of specialisation, as well as his or her general cultural knowledge.
- The examination panel verifies whether a student candidate is sufficiently proficient in English to be admitted to the curriculum.
The examination panel evaluates and considers the following:
- persuasiveness and originality of artistic and/or research ideas of a candidate;
- performance logic and fluency of performance, ability to express the emotional content of works and impressiveness of interpretation (in case of performers);
- originality, artistic persuasiveness and technical execution in case of creative submissions (composers);
- defined focus of the research paper, systematic nature and exhaustiveness of research, the reference literature use, as well as accuracy of language and formatting (in musicology);
- specialty-specific level of technical mastery;
- general cultural and subject-specific knowledge of a candidate.
The examination is graded on a scale of 0-5. Candidates receiving at least 3 points will be admitted to the Academy.