A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.
Strive For a graduate degree in music can serve you to increase further experience in performance, composition, production, or managing, and it can also open doors for unconventional teaching opportunities.
In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.
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Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]
MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis on developing your critical thinking and listening skills, and give you a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.We support the practical side of this course with academic modules that complement and enrich your performing experience. The dissertation enables you to carry out more detailed research in an area of personal interest.You will leave this MMus course a more confident performer and a better-informed all-round musician. You will have gained greater musical skills and insights, as well as essential transferable skills, such as the ability to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue, and work effectively with others. Equally, you will have gained significant experience working in, and developing groups and ensembles, which will be crucial to your long-term development as a musician.Entry requirementsCandidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg a BA (Hons) Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) Performance - with a 2:1 or above. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)A candidate should include the following information in his/her application pack:1) a completed application from (available from the UWL website)2) two references, one academic3) a copy of his/her degree certificate and transcript4) an example of academic writing (eg an undergraduate essay)5) and a DVD of two performances (approximately three minutes each, but may be longer).International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet these requirements.... [-]
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic [+]
Master of Music
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs. To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Maastricht Academy of Music. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.
Alliance The Master of Music programme is offered by Maastricht Academy of Music and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education [Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd], a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education.AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]
This Master of Music Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations and was organized together with the Department of Music of the Institute of Letters and Human Sciences (ILCH). [+]
The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm... [+]
Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ
The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually. The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.The programme’s common language is English.You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.... [-]
Master in Management of Performing Arts is a two year program designed for those who wish to pursue a managerial career within the entertainment industry, with special reference with music theatre, opera, music live festival. [+]
This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. [+]
Within the Master of Music at the Utrecht School of the Arts, you have the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer. You do this by drawing up and following your own personal study plan. In this study ... [+]
Master of MusicWithin the Master of Music at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, you have the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer. You do this by drawing up and following your own personal study plan. In this study plan, you choose a pathway and describe what you want to focus on. Fixed components of the course are practice-oriented research and an internship.
The Master of Music is a two-year full-time course. It is also possible to follow the Master of Music part-time. The part-time programme takes 4 years. The Master of Music has 2 pathways: Performance and Music Design.
Master Programme in Music, Jazz Improvisation aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]
The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Jazz/Improvisation, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms - either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble, or in freely formed groups. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]
Anyone who holds a degree Academic Bachelor in music, as provided by the Flemish Government (Vlaamse Gemeenschap), can subscribe for the entrance exam. [+]
Master in Music
Anyone who holds a degree Academic Bachelor in music, as provided by the Flemish Government (Vlaamse Gemeenschap), can subscribe for the entrance exam.
- Holding a French Belgian degree Academic Bachelor in music: you have to meet the language requirements.
- Holding any foreign degree Academic Bachelor in music: get an application form before March 31st. When you meet these language requirements and after your file has been approved you can subscribe for the entrance exam.
- an attestation of secondary or higher education, at least 1 year with English as the main language of instruction; or... [-]
This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]
Master in Songwriting
This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.
During the programme you will learn to:Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]
Art of Performance study programme is intended for the training of broad specialisation music performers who are capable of engaging in public performance activity... [+]
Master in Art of Performance
Art of Performance study programme is intended for the training of broad specialisation music performers who are capable of engaging in public performance activity, interpretation of musical compositions of various styles and genres, well-familiar with the basic principles of music language and music history, possess humanitarian and other knowledge, are capable of critical assessment of the repertoire selected and performance quality, expanding their horizons and engaging in self-training.The aim of the second cycle of Art of Performance studies programme is to deepen the competences of professional music performers they have acquired in the first cycle. After completing the programme, students possess the experience and are able to professionally perform the presentable repertoire of their instrument in prestigious concert halls as a solo, as part of various chamber ensembles, as part of an orchestra or with the orchestra.Professional music performers are needed and successfully work in the spheres of culture and music industry, namely, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, the Lithuanian State Symphonic Orchestra, other art bodies, radio, television and press, the Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre, creative societies, etc. They do creative work related with representing the country's culture and music in Lithuania and abroad, education of the population, activities of art bodies, etc.... [-]
An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher... [+]
Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice
An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher.
Name: Master of Music - Instrumental/VoiceType: MasterLength: 2 yearsEuropean transfer credits: 120 ECTSLanguage: English
There are 5 different lines:Orchestra Piano Accordion Guitar Voice
Teaching varies between solo lessons, lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there are master classes, chamber music and other specific subjects for different lines.
Graduation from the Master degree programme confers the title Master of music.... [-]
The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. [+]
The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity of creative communication with outstanding singers of our time, such as People's Artists of Russia B.N.Kudryavtsev , N.V.Baskov , Honored Artist of Russia V.M.Syutkin, famous pop singer S.M.Penkin etc. The result of Master’s Degree Course is a concert performance and protection of master's thesis on topical issues of theory and methodology of vocal art. The uniqueness of the master's degree program:All undergraduates have the opportunity to master various genres of classical, pop, jazz and folk music; The combination of theory and practice of voice with the provision of extensive network of practice bases Participation in various vocal competitions and festivals, including the International Competition "Muses of the world" ("Contemporary Art and Education" ). All undergraduates have the opportunity to serve the scientific and practical conferences and publish articles; The program has a teaching component, which allows to master methods of teaching vocal music at different levels of education. Final certification - participation in the show program or project performance and protection (if desired, may be replaced with the protection of master's thesis). ... [-]
This course is intended for graduates who wish to undertake advanced studies in voice in order to pursue careers as voice professionals, who seek specialised practice and study in voice and speech. Whilst the foundation of the course is rooted in the principles of healthy vocal use, it will not focus on a particular system or regime. The course has been developed with the support of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Voice Department and text based work is at the heart of this course. The course will concentrate on an approach to working with language developed by Cicely Berry. The course will also offer some opportunities to work with the singing voice as approaches to spoken and sung text are becoming increasingly important for the voice professional. Birmingham School of Acting also has a working relationship with the Voice Clinic of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. [+]
This course can also be taken as a PostGraduate Diploma without completeing the Dissertation/Reseach Project
This course is likely to appeal to those who already have an interest in and some knowledge of voice: actors, drama graduates, teachers, speech therapists, singers and musicians with a particular interest in vocal music.You should normally possess a first degree, performance diploma or equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you do not meet the above entry requirements, but possess an appropriate level of performance skills and professional experience.
Admission to this course is via audition and interview.