The Tufts University Department of Music has a growing and innovative graduate program and offers a Master of Arts degree in the field. Graduate students in the Music Department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines:
Advanced course work and thesis research support are strong in Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East, and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).
- Learn to write and speak critically about music and/or for composers demonstrate with music critical knowledge of its cultural and historical contexts.
- Cultivate advance research and technical skills pertinent to the student's chosen area of music study and gain exposure to other contrasting research methods.
- Through presentations of original research and/or performance of original artistic work, demonstrate through communicative commitment a thorough awareness linking academic knowledge production and community/civic engagement.
- Prepare for career pathways in music and develop an individualized set of objectives in consultation with a faculty advisor.
- Application fee
- Personal statement
- GRE no longer required for Fall 2019
- Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Applicants intending to concentrate on ethnomusicology, musicology, or music theory should submit a writing sample
- Applicants intending to concentrate on composition should submit at least one score
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Last updated June 3, 2019
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