Master's Degree in Musicology in North America

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Musicology

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Musicology includes the study of history, philosophy, and application of music from many pin point of view. Graduate study in musicology may cover approaches such as traditional and ethnographic investigation as well as musicology theory, hermeneutics, and criticism.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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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. [+]

Masters in Musicology in North America 2017. 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 [-]

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. [+]

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 in Sound Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah

Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. [+]

Masters in Musicology in North America 2017. The sound of success Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. At SCAD, you'll also benefit from collaboration with peers in other film and digital media departments, working together to develop films, animation and video games. M.A. in sound design Available at: - Savannah CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing SNDS 737 Game Audio Design* SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies* SNDS 749 Sound Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours M.F.A. in sound design Available at: - Savannah CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing SNDS 737 Game Audio Design* SNDS 741 Sound Effects and Dialogue Editing SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies* SNDS 755 Sound Design M.F.A. Studio SNDS 756 Sound Art and Installation SNDS 761 Audio Signal Processing SNDS 776 Surround Sound for Media SNDS 779F Graduate Field Internship† SNDS 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† SNDS 790 Sound Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in sound design Become a production mixer. Become a sound editor. Become an audio educator. SCAD sound design graduates have won Emmy and Golden Reel awards and worked on Oscar-winning films — in part, because these alumni studied with preeminent faculty members who have authored books on the subject and collaborated on films including “Reservoir Dogs,” “Die Hard,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Ocean's Eleven,” and TV shows such as “Two and a Half Men” and “Futurama.” Launch your career as a professional: Production mixer Sound editor Game audio designer Dialogue editor Music editor ADR and Foley mixer Live theater sound designer and mixer Audio editor for books on tape And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Turner Broadcasting Disney Soundelux NBC Sony Games Sony Pictures Danetracks Naughty Dog Wildfire Studios [-]