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 five 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 to demonstrate with music critical knowledge of its cultural and historical contexts.
- Cultivate advanced 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 art 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
- Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Writing sample
- Applicants intending to concentrate on composition should submit at least one score
- Applicants intending to concentrate on composition should submit a 10-15 minute video of a rehearsal. A 10-15 minute video of a performance excerpt is also encouraged. A select number of Conducting applicants will be invited to Tufts for an in-person interview, and will conduct a live rehearsal with a Tufts Music department ensemble.
About the School
Graduate programs at Tufts University's Graduate School of Arts combine the atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technological resources of a research institution. World-clas ... Read More