Masters Programs in Music Performance

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Music Performance

A Master in Music Performance prepares students to pursue a variety of careers in the music industry by teaching music theory and technique, as well as giving students the opportunity to practice their skills in choral and orchestral settings.

 

What is a Master in Music Performance? A Master in Music Performance is a program that teaches students music theory, solo repertoire and performance, pedagogy, diction, and musical training pertinent to the individual field of study being pursued. Students can choose from a variety of performance majors, including oboe, voice, cello, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, tuba, trumpet, viola, harp, oboe, double bass, organ, piano, and more. Students can work towards a wide range of career options within the music field.  

 

Students who complete a master’s program in music performance benefit from learning pertinent skills that allow them to competently pursue professional careers in the music industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be equipped with the skills and confidence they need to become successful in the music industry.

 

The cost of a Master in Music Performance varies significantly based on the individual institution as well as the country where it is based. Students can expect to complete the program within two to five years, depending on whether they are full-time or part-time students.

 

A Master in Music Performance allows students to seek career opportunities in many different areas, including: education, music performance, personal vocal coaching, composing, arts management, audio production, collaborative pianist, acoustician, accompanist, copyright consultant, lyricist, and conductor. Students who want to pursue careers in the music industry will have greater success upon completion of a master’s degree in music performance.

 

A Master in Music Performance can open up many opportunities for a variety of music-related careers. If you want to pursue a Master in Music Performance, 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

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

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 Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


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The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht 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:... [-]


Master in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English/Greek Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Accordingly, the MMus programme provides equal emphasis on the students? artistic and pedagogical training in their specific performance area, along with coursework that will enhance their ability to conduct independent research and pursue a career characterized by self-motivated lifelong learning in their field. Career Prospects: Performing Musicians, Music Teachers, Arts Professionals (management, foundation work, etc.), Music Scholars Access to Further Studies: Graduates from this degree will be eligible to continue for additional post-graduate study in any area of music, as well as music related study of education. This may include work towards an additional master's degree or on a PhD or DMus degree. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate high technical skills of artistic expression. 2. Express knowledge of a wide variety of musical repertoire. 3. Perform in a variety of ensemble situations and solo situations. 4. Practice and rehearse effectively, alone and with groups. 5. Demonstrate a high level of musical literacy. 6. Demonstrate a high level of aural, creative, and re-creative skills. 7. Communicate effectively orally an in writing. 8. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical and expressive ability on their primary study. 9. Demonstrate advanced familiarity with repertory relevant to their primary study. 10. Demonstrate high understanding of current theoretical research on the nature of musical performance. 11. Demonstrate high understanding of theoretical principles of music pedagogy, including current theories of learning. 12. Manage the entrepreneurial aspects of their careers as performers and teachers. 13. Conduct independent research in any area of music related scholarship, but especially in the areas of performance studies and pedagogy related to their primary study [-]

MM in Music

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. [+]

Masters in Music Performance. MM in Music Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. The latter trains young artists for a career in opera. The Tri-Cities Opera provides the opera students with a professional resident artist program, allowing for immense growth in personal, professional and creative endeavors through performing with TCO. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for a limited number of assistantships, scholarships and awards. Our Master of Music program consists of five concentrations: Composition Conducting History and Literature Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance There is also a separate Opera track for those who seek special focus on the theatrical opportunities of music. Whichever path you pursue, we have over thirty experienced faculty to illuminate the subject and open you up to new experiences. We have a symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble, as well as three choral groups and an African Dance/drumming ensemble. The graduate music program is small; students receive personal attention from faculty and quality performance opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to perform in major opera houses around the world. Degrees Offered MM in Music After You Graduate Alumni of Binghamton have gone onto various careers as musical educators at a university level, secondary level, or in freelance coaching. Others perform in a number of venues and contexts, or have proceeded to further graduate study. Besides TCO, our instrumental and choral groups have had the chance to accompany professional groups in the area in collaborative performances. Meanwhile composition students at Binghamton have competed at (and won) national competitions. The university’s Career Development Center is a further resource that can help students prepare for interviews, put together resumes, and find networking opportunities. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. All applicants should contact the director of graduate studies directly prior to submitting application materials for specific information pertaining to specialization-specific requirements, screening recordings, auditions and other aspects of the application process. See the department website for details. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended An undergraduate degree in music is desirable for admission. Candidates with majors in other fields may be considered on a case-by-case basis if there is evidence of significant undergraduate music coursework in performance, music theory and music history. Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae detailing both educational and professional experience Two letters of recommendation Official GRE scores for music history and literature applicants Depending on your desired track or emphasis, you must also additional application materials, such as recordings or work samples. See the department website for details. International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Deadlines Fall: February 15 (Funding) / April 1 Spring: October 1 [-]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 USA Wayne

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. [+]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging (MM) Degree Offered: Master of Music Concentration: Jazz Studies and Arranging Campus Location: Main Campus Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only) Program Description: The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. Program Features Over 20 ensembles perform each semester-duos, trios, quintets, sextets, Big Band, Latin Band, Repertory Band, Vocal Workshop, Vocal Lab. Focus on improvisation, as well as repertoire, group performance techniques. WP Jazz Faculty - Veteran New York musicians with international reputations as performers, recording artists, arrangers and conductors in residence-accessible and dedicated to teaching. Small Jazz Program Size - Twenty graduate students are given many opportunities for one-on-one interaction. Performance Opportunities - Jazz majors perform in four weekly ensemble rehearsals. Student groups are featured as opening for professional jazz artists on William Paterson's renowned Jazz Room Concert Series, on the University's Midday Recital Series, in the annual Willowbrook Jazz Festival, and in a number of area jazz clubs. Dialogue Days - Small jazz group showcase performances followed by critiques from faculty and fellow students Private Instrument/Vocal Study for all jazz majors with William Paterson's respected resident and adjunct faculty. Challenging Full-Course Sequences in Improvisation, Ear Training, Jazz History and Analysis, Small Group and Big Band Arranging, Piano, Comprehensive Musicianship. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Completed SlideRoom application. Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00. Two letters of recommendation. Jazz arranging track majors: A portfolio must contain a minimum of three scores with recording (CD or tape). One selection must feature a large ensemble. If possible, a cross-representation of styles, tempos, and instrumentation should be included. In addition to jazz pieces, works in other styles may be submitted. Please exclude extended improvisation sections. Program Requirements: 36 credits of graduate study. One-hour recital. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, which carries no course credit and is required of all students. Final Project. MM Jazz Studies: Arranging Concentration (36 credits) Arranging Concentration Arranging Lessons 12 Ensembles (one per semester) 4 Research Techniques 3 Transcription and Analysis 3 Music for the Media 3 Jazz Pedagogy 3 Topics in Jazz History 2 Advanced Jazz Ear Training 2 Entrepreneurship for the Jazz Musician 2 Topics in Arranging 2 Arranging Recital 0 Composition and Arranging Track 36 credits First Year – Fall semester 9 credits MUSP 5900 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 5410 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 5750 Transcription and Analysis 3 MUSI 5740 Advanced Jazz Ear Training 2 First Year – Spring semester 9 credits MUSP 5910 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 5420 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 5300 Research Techniques 3 MUSI 6780 Topics in Jazz History 2 Second Year – Fall semester 9 credits MUSP 6900 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 6410 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 6680 Composing for the Media 3 MUSI 6770 Topics in Jazz Arranging 2 Second Year – Spring semester 9 credits MUSP 6910 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 6420 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 6700 Pedagogy of Jazz 3 MUSI 6710 Entrepreneurship for the Jazz Musician 2 MUSP 6010 Arranging Recital 0 College of Arts and Communication Music Courses MUS 5610 Research Techniques 3 MUS 5580 Music Technology 3 MUS 5900 Graduate Seminar 3 [-]

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 Music Performance. 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. [-]

MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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.... [-]


Master in Composition of Soundtracks and Music for Audiovisual Media

ESMUC Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. [+]

Masters in Music Performance. Introduction Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. The complexity and depth required to cover this wide variey of elements, musical parameters and sounds to the different image formats requires an exclusive training program with highly specialized studies which are now offered in the post graduate studies at the Esmuc. Objectives To offer specialization in sound creation for audiovisual media. The program requires that students have the resources necessary for composition of soundtracks, publicity, and other specializations derived from music for audiovisual media. To master production and post-production techniques of sound production and, simultaneously, to use the main concepts and computer tools applicable to the production and creation of music for cinema and audiovisual media. Student profile The Masters is intended for graduates in music, composers, musical artists and sound designers with experience in the field of composition or sound audiovisual productions. Programme Recording techniques Fundamentals of Composition Analysis of Music for Film and Video Fundamentals of orchestration Sound Design History of Audiovisual Music Audio recording workshop Scoring for film and multimedia Orchestration for film and multimedia MIDI Orchestration Other media formats Final project Schedule Classes are scheduled everyday from 18 to 20 h 1st term (October to December) Monday: Recording techniques Tuesday: Fundamentals of Composition Wednesday: Analysis of Music for Film and Video Thursday: Fundamentals of orchestration Friday: Sound Design 2nd term (January to March) Monday: MIDI Orchestration Tuesday: Orchestration for film and multimedia Wednesday: History of Audiovisual Music Thursday: Other media formats Friday: Scoring for film and multimedia 3rd term (April, May) Monday: Audio recording workshop Tuesday: Orchestration for film and multimedia Wednesday: Other media formats Thursday: MIDI Orchestration Friday: Scoring for film and multimedia sine die Individual tuition June sine die: Individual tuition end of the month: Recording of Final Project with orchestra Admission Bachelor in music or equivalent proven experience. The applicant must send us scores and/or recordings of his own music, to be assessed by the direction of the master. [-]

Master of Music Industries

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The music industry is undergoing significant change. New ways of distributing and consuming music have challenged the standard models of this global business and transformed its place in our lives. The MA in Music Industries at Birmingham School of Media, available on-campus or by distance-learning, provides you with an in-depth understanding of music as a commercial and a cultural activity and the skills to respond effectively to these changes. The annual global revenue of the industry, estimated to be around US$130 billion, means music is a significant employer which provides real opportunities for people with enterprising ideas. Gain Expert Music Industry Tuition: Birmingham School of Media's music industry staff offer a breadth and depth of experience that will be essential to your study of music in a global digital world. The team is led by Prof. Andrew Dubber, Professor of Music Industries Innovation, and internationally renowned for his insightful analyses of this sector. You will also work with Prof. Tim Wall, Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, and Dr Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History, whose studies of music culture are key to university courses across the world, and with Annette Naudin, our highly regarded expert on media and creative enterprise. Many of the course activities involve other members of the school’s Interactive Cultures research team, and you will work on case studies drawn from our research and industry projects. Be at the Forefront of New Music Industry Strategies. On this course you will master the theoretical work on music culture and the music business, applying these theories to real-world contemporary problems, and challenging accepted wisdom. You will work in a very practical way, operating in groups, trying out ideas, and putting your new knowledge and skill into practice straightaway. Your entrepreneurial skills will be developed, and you will make strong professional contacts and build relationships within the music businesses. This really is the course for you if you aspire to lead at the forefront of innovation in music industry enterprise and scholarship. [+]

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to have a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, the music industries. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]


MMUS Performance and Related Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. [+]

Masters in Music Performance. This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. You have the opportunity to engage with a range of different musical styles, and to develop those practical and intellectual skills that can make you a better informed and more accomplished performer. You receive significant amounts of one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from expert performers, and participate in yearly master classes with distinguished international performers and teachers. You develop your individual specialist skills to a high technical and artistic standard, while also developing intellectual and team-working skills, and you have the opportunity to perform with a variety of departmental ensembles, including Goldsmiths’ Sinfonia. The programme offers an extensive list of elective modules that encompass historical study and the latest performance-based technologies. The pathway is particularly suitable for those hoping to develop a career as a professional solo or chamber musician, or to develop performance skills before entering teaching, or as preparation for PhD research in performance practice. It appeals to and can accommodate many different types of performer, whether your interests are in Classical or Romantic repertoire, or contemporary music. Skills The programme is designed to develop your practical skills as a musical performer to a high level. Careers The programme provides you with a secure technical and intellectual base on which you can build a career as a professional musician, or enhance your understanding and enjoyment of musical performance. Entry requirements You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or a relevant/related subject. Your qualification should comprise a substantial practical/creative element relevant to the selected MMus pathway and option choices. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Equivalent qualifications We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world. English language requirements If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us. For this programme we require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0) If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study. [-]

Master of Music

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. [+]

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances presented on campus annually, including the University's holiday tradition, the Feast of Lights. The School of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition or Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, as well as a minor in music. The School of Music also offers a Master's degree in: Performance, Conducting, and Composition, as well as an Artist Diploma. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. You are encouraged to visit campus, observe a class, have a sample lesson and/or sit in on a rehearsal. Come and see what we do! The School of Music offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Music in: Performance Conducting Composition [-]

Master of Music, Performer or Conductor

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]

Masters in Music Performance. The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene. It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments. The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities. Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet). Feedback of lecturers and students “Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by international experts. Our students are employed in Lithuania and the European Union concert organizations”. Doc. Dr. Saulius Gerulis, dean of Music Academy Competencies acquired Analyse and evaluate artistic and creative processes and the developing areas of music (creation, comprehension, usage and spread) as a part of culture. Prepare an artistic performance by making use of a provided repertoire. Perform different styles, genres and forms of music while displaying one’s own individuality along with the composer’s. Perform in various cultural and social environments and projects. Compare performances of different artists and compositions, recognize, analyse and compare elements of music from different eras and genres. Be able to present the relevant details of a composition’s historical context to the listeners and other performers. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to work in the following professional fields of work: play, sing in ensembles, musical collectives; erform roles, play in an orchestra or sing in a choir at various theatres; establish their own ensembles, musical collectives; pursue personal pedagogical practice of preparing; pursue personal pedagogical practice of teaching adults who want to learn an instrument or improve their vocal skills; pursue a solo career; take part in musical projects; continue studying at the doctoral level; write educational or professional papers for websites and musical journals. Access requirements Bachelor of Music degree and professional qualification of an artist. Applicants to the Performing Arts programme must be graduates of bachelor studies belonging to the same or related field. Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (TOEFL 87 iBT / 534, IELTS 5.5 or any other document proving B2 level) if the applicant had not received education in English. After admission all students will be tested for English language level at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level will be below B2 students have to study English to reach B2 level in first two semesters of Master studies. Students have to self-fund English studies. Portfolio (playbills of concerts, list of CD, links of musical activities, etc.). Bachelor degree diploma video (while applying the link of video can be indicated in the CV or portfolio). Admission score is counted based on: Arithmetic average of all subjects of Bachelor's degree diploma* 0,2 + the artist's portfolio delivery* 0,1+ motivation letter * 0,3 + diplomas of international competitions* 0,1 + bachelor degree diploma examination video (should be indicasted in CV) * 0,3. [-]

MMus Performance

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. [+]

MMus Performance Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year. Part time: 2/3 calendar years. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism. The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional courses they pursue additional interests as well. The programme is particularly suited to performing musicians who wish to deepen and broaden their theoretical perspectives and musical horizons. Many former students have found their performance careers enhanced, while others have gone on to engage with their performance from more critical, academic perspectives, including MPhil/PhD research. Structure Students are required to take 4 units (one unit courses being two-terms in duration, while half unit courses are taught in one term only). In addition to these formal elements, students may attend postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course Detail The formal elements of the MMus Performance programme are: Performance Theory (half unit) The compulsory core course; part-time students must normally take this in year 1. Performance (full unit) Performance lessons in a vocal or instrumental tradition from their selected region. Examined by a public recital in May-June (for part-time students: in May-June of year 1) and by coursework. Performance as Research (full unit) Further study of the same tradition as under 3 above, but with a more specific research focus. Examined by a public recital in September (for part-time students: in September of the final year) and by coursework. Select courses to the value of 67.5 credits from List A,B and/or C, including at least one course from List A. List A: Area Courses Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia - 15PMUH017 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Atlantic Africa: (P)Layers of Mediation in African Popular Music (PG) - 15PMUC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year Central Asian Music - 15PMUH008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Ethnicity, Religion and Gender in Middle Eastern Musical cultures - 15PMUH024 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Indian vocal music: Styles and histories - 15PMUH025 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival - 15PMUH011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music in Selected Regions of Africa: Contexts and Structures - 15PMUC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Music, Place and Politics in Cuba - 15PMUH015 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH016 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH014 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) - 15PMUH018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Sacred Sound in South Asia - 15PMUH021 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 List B: Additional Courses Analysing World Music: Transcription & Analysis in Ethnomusicology - 15PMUH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Composition - 15PMUH013 (0.5 Unit) - Full Year Gender and Music (MMus) - 15PMUH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 The Music Business (Masters) - 15PMUH003 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 List C: Courses Taught at King's College Students may also take approved courses from Kings College Department of Music (see this link for available options: //www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/study/handbook/programmes/pgt/mods15-16.aspx) Special assessment rules apply for SOAS students to bring the credit rating up to 22.5 – please check with course tutors at King’s for requirements. Advanced Opera Study - (22.5 Unit) Advanced Studies in Musical Analysis & Criticism: Beethoven's Late Works - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Biography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Historiography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Performance, Gesture and Meaning - (22.5 Unit) Post-tonal Music and Composition Theory - (22.5 Unit) Theories of Modernism and the Avant-Garde - (22.5 Unit) 21st-Century Bach - (22.5 Unit) Teaching & Learning The Department of Music has been highly rated for teaching and research in all recent assessment exercises, and is regularly ranked amongst the top Music departments in the UK in Good University Guides. Music students have access to the large Main Library of the School which holds numerous books, journals and recordings relevant to the study of ethnomusicology and world music, as well as the nearby British Library Sound Archive and other London libraries and museums. The SOAS Library holds copies of standard reference works on music, such as the current edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. The Grove dictionary and the RILM database can also be accessed on line from computer terminals in the Library or elsewhere on the SOAS network. Listening facilities are provided in the Library, and most CDs are available on short loan. Among special items in the Department’s collections are: field recordings, films and slides a large working collection of musical instruments from Asia and Africa extensive staff collections relating to specific research interests Performance The Convenor will communicate by email and through meetings with all students taking Performance or Performance as Research, and must be approached for official approval of your choice of performance tradition and teacher. Such approval is signalled by the Convenor’s signature on the Department’s standard “Performance study application form”, available from the Faculty office and online. No lessons should be taken until this form has been signed. The staff member most closely related to your chosen tradition acts as a Sub-convenor and should be your first point of contact for any matters pertaining to the specific tradition you are studying. Convenor and Sub-convenor will liaise as necessary. The Department will not support training in “Western” vocal or instrumental traditions. Subsidy towards the cost of lessons: The Department will pay for approved external tuition, up to a maximum amount agreed at the start of the session (currently £500 for Performance and £300 for Performance as Research). Please be aware that the cost of regular performance lessons might exceed these amounts; any excess must be paid by the student. Claims for reimbursement must be submitted using the standard Music Performance Lesson Reimbursement Form available from the convenor, accompanied by a signed receipt or invoice from the teacher. Claims cannot be accepted after the examination. The student is also responsible for arranging regular lesson times, negotiating lesson fees, and obtaining access to any necessary instrument. You will receive an Information Sheet for External Teachers, describing payment procedures, the teacher’s obligations, and so forth; you should read through this together with your teacher at the earliest opportunity. Destinations A postgraduate degree in Music Performance from SOAS gives students improved competency in performance and a better understanding of global music which will enable them to continue in the field of research or engage in related work. Equally, they develop a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and creative capacities including interpersonal skills, communication skills, focus, team work, passion and dedication. A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate. Specific Graduate Destinations Helen Evans is an Education Officer for the Asian Music Circuit. Jo Shaw (née Hoskin) was gamelan co-ordinator for the London Symphony Orchestra’s educational Discovery programme, but is moving on to set up her own Indonesian music and dance programme in southwest England. Sarah Hall has worked as India regional director for two different charities. Jon Kertzer directed the Smithsonian Global Sound Network and is now working on the business development of the Microsoft MSN Music Service. Hélène Rammant is a Producer for BBC Radio 3, specialising in World Music. Megan Jones is a Producer in the Music Department of BBC Cymru Wales. Katie Vickers (née Hall) is a music Marketing Officer for the South Bank Centre, London. Sally Pomme Clayton is a storyteller and lecturer on world oral traditions at Middlesex University. Rachel Ireland first served as executive assistant at the Great Britain-Sasakawa Foundation and is now Executive Officer, Operations for the London-based charity Youth Music. Chua Siew Ling is a music officer in the Ministry of Education in Singapore. Louise Taylor was an administrator for Folkworks at the Sage Gateshead music centre, and has now moved on to a related community post in Newcastle. Elie Gussman is an Education Officer for the Asian Music Circuit. London. Nobuko Miyazaki is an Education Officer for the Asian Music Circuit, London. Many other MMus graduates continue on to do MPhil/PhD research. Others return, enhanced, to their previous careers. For example, Belinda Sykes is Professor of Medieval Song at Trinity College of Music and singer and director of the Arabic and European medieval song ensemble Joglaresa. A Student's Perspective "SOAS is a great place to study Ethnomusicology. It has the flavour of the world spread through the music made by the students, lecturers and guests." Marina Di Giorgi [-]

MA in Music, Jazz Improvisation

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Malmö

Master Programme in Music, Jazz Improvisation aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

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.... [-]


Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Pavia + 1 more

The Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

The Master in Musicolog:, Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The master addresses European musical culture, from its creations and compositional techniques to the discourse surrounding music that has developed over the centuries and present-day management of musical heritage. The two-year program aims to provide the methodological fundamentals, the analytical skills and the cultural background for higher level musicological research and, more generally, to allow students to competently participate in current discussions of music. In the academic panorama, musical knowledge appears nowadays to be complex and multifaceted: it includes musical texts and theories, art and popular music, compositional tools and conceptions of performance, the impact of media on musical experience, and the functions of music in different social contexts. The Master prepares students for this composite and interdisciplinary knowledge, which is now a fundamental prerequisite for doctoral programs in Europe and America. The skills acquired also provide access to careers in high-level institutions dedicated to conserving and promoting musical resources, and professions that involve transmitting musical culture or conceiving and managing cultural events with musical content. The Department of musicology and cultural heritage, which hosts the program, is part of the University of Pavia, but it is located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city. In 2013 it ranked first for academic production among all Italian departments comparable for size and sector of research. It is made up of distinguished scholars who represent all fields of musicological research and have gained international recognition. A long history of exchanges involving both students and instructors has consolidated the Department’s position within today’s global academic debate. The teaching staff’s areas of specialisation range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies, covering the entire chronological span from classical antiquity to the 21st century. Our wide and finely articulated didactic offer guarantees a complete and competitive training. Many ex-students of this Department have found positions in European and non-European universities, while others are employed by prestigious institutions dedicated to the conservation of musical heritage or concert activities, bearing clear witness to the wide scope of the education available at Cremona. Students of the program will be part of a dynamic intellectual community that encourages direct contact between professors and students and offers an extremely up-to-date library along with the most modern databases in the field of music. Furthermore, thanks to the work-experience seminars and presentations organised by the Department, students will be able to establish first-hand contacts with the music world (theatres, archives, music editors and the media). The courses will be distributed over three semesters. In the fourth, students will attend a workshop on Musical Archives and Libraries, complete an internship and write a master’s thesis. The curriculum of studies deals with three main areas: History, Theory and Text focuses on the different types of text through which European music is handed down: manuscripts and scores, theoretical writings, concert critiques, institutional documents. Music and Stage deals with the various aspects of music written for the stage, from Monteverdi to the present day. Music in Society and Media explores the relationships between music and society and their different conceptualizations in theory, in addition to the role of music in multimedia production. [-]

One-on-one Broadcasting Master Equivalent inside a real radio station or media company

The Radio Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time Open Enrollment USA Los Angeles

When you are accepted into our program, you will apprentice (extern) inside a real radio station, TV station or other media outlet in the location where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a vastly experienced broadcast professional. This person is actually making a living in broadcasting. You will follow our structured course curriculum. You will receive homework. You will receive plenty of hands-on training in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! [+]

Masters in Music Performance. WE TRAIN YOU AS AN APPRENTICE (EXTERN) INSIDE A REAL RADIO STATION OR MEDIA COMPANY! ONLY AVAILABLE TO CANADIAN AND US CITIZENS When you are accepted into our program, you will apprentice (extern) inside a real radio station, TV station or other media outlet in the location where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a vastly experienced broadcast professional. This person is actually making a living in broadcasting. You will follow our structured course curriculum. You will receive homework. You will receive plenty of hands-on training in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! At the Radio Connection, you will be gaining a lot more experience than just how to work at a radio station. When you train one-on-one with a broadcasting professional, you'll learn communications skills that can transfer you into many different realms of broadcasting, from radio to television, and even the growing field of Internet streaming and YouTube hosting. Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything you need to become a 21st-century broadcasting professional. It's also why our curriculum is flexible to fit your goals and interests, whether you want to be a radio DJ, voiceover talent, news anchor, sportscaster, or even host your own Internet show! The best thing about the Radio Connection curriculum is that you never have to go it alone. Your mentor will be there to support you every step of the way. You'll gain knowledge one-on-one from a highly experienced broadcasting professional, and all your learning will take place on-the-job in a real broadcasting facility. You will learn at your own speed, and you can ask your mentor countless questions! WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM LIKE? Our Radio Connection program is 6 months long, with an intensive mixture of homework, practice, and assisting your mentor on-the-job. Here's just a taste of what you'll learn: 1. History of broadcasting 2. FCC rules and regulations 3. Breathing and voice exercises 4. Speech training 5. Copy and commercial writing 6. News broadcasting 7. Sports announcing 8. Public service announcements 9. Disc jockey announcing 10. Preparing your resume 11. Preparing your audition recording 12. Television broadcasting 13. YouTube hosting 14. …and much more! MENTORSHIP Larry King recently told the world on camera the following: "To break into radio or broadcasting you need to be inside the door of a real radio station or media company." At the Radio Connection, all of our students learn inside a real radio station or media company from a professional. Students are mentored individually and experience the business and creative of broadcasting from the professionals. CONNECTIONS Connections are the key to having a career in this industry. Connections are what make the world go round. Connections are what get you hired or what gets you your own show. LOCATIONS We are located everywhere in nearly every city in the United States and we will place you as an apprentice (extern) in a radio station or media company that suits your career goals. You must already have the right to live and work in the United States. This course does not qualify for a international student VISA. International Students need not apply. HOSTING Would you like to make top money as a YouTube host? Or is TV your ultimate goal? Or maybe you're just dying to be the next radio sensation like Stern, Seacrest, or Limbaugh? Let us show you how to enhance your skills and monetize your passion. WHAT DOES IT COST, AND WHAT DO I GET FOR THE MONEY? The cost of our 6-month apprenticeship (externship) course is $8800 if paid in full, $9800 total if you select one of our financing options. There are absolutely no hidden fees or surprise costs; everything you need in order to graduate is included in this one fee, including: Our structured course curriculum , One-on-one instruction with a mentor, a broadcasting pro who specializes in your area of interest, All books and materials are included, Unlimited free tutoring, Your own web page , Training in marketing yourself through social media, Up to 12 months of job placement assistance upon graduation. [-]