Masters Programs in Folk Music

Compare Masters Programs in Folk Music

Many students choose to hone their musical talents by earning a bachelor’s degree in music. What is the next step? A Master in Folk Music allows students to focus their studies on a particular musical field, and even travel to particular universities to get an authentic education in the development of traditional music.

What is a Master in Folk Music? After completing a bachelor’s degree in a related musical field, students may focus their studies on folk music through instrument or voice. Before applying, students often demonstrate their musical talent in front of a panel of judges. The program tends to focus on history and technique, and usually culminates in a performance or tour where students can perform in front of a variety of audiences. Study lasts for approximately two years.

Earning a master’s degree in folk music can help students gain a deeper appreciation for traditional musical instruments and vocal techniques. It is also a great way for students to master their musical talents and share them with the world.

The final cost of earning a Master in Folk Music varies by institution and program specifics. Students will want to factor in the expense of instruments, private training and travel for performances, the cost of which may be separate from tuition. Research your program of choice thoroughly in order to understand what is and is not involved with tuition.

Graduates with a master’s degree in folk music can go on to perform professionally in troupes all over the world, either on instruments or as vocalists. Some graduates may choose to pursue a PhD and teach folk music at educational institutions such as high schools and universities. Earning a master’s degree may expose students to high profile opportunities for musical performances all over the world.

Students can often apply online, though they may need to travel to their school of choice since part of the application process is usually a performance in front of judges. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Music (MMus)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. [+]

Masters in Folk Music. The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design. Master of Music (MMus) Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project. Course Regulations The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented. Examinations All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken. The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total marks. Where a unit consists solely of practical work, it shall be examined wholly by continuous assessment, in which case the latter shall account for 100%. Performance-based units shall be examined by 40% course work and 60% recital. [-]