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The master’s degree is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated throughout a postgraduate program the mastery of their specific field of study. The MA, or Master of Arts, typically focuses on subjects with a humanities base, such as history, literature, philosophy, cultural studies and the arts. What is an MA in Music Performance? Some of these programs focus on the generation of audienc… Read more

The master’s degree is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated throughout a postgraduate program the mastery of their specific field of study. The MA, or Master of Arts, typically focuses on subjects with a humanities base, such as history, literature, philosophy, cultural studies and the arts.

What is an MA in Music Performance? Some of these programs focus on the generation of audiences, the development of innovative practice methods, conducting orchestras and bands, the history and influence of jazz, or the development of skill on a particular instrument. Individual classes often have titles such as Music in History, Ethnomusicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Composing Music for Media, or Cross-Cultural Music. Students may find that their studies culminate in a dissertation, evaluated portfolio or major creative project. 

Students benefit from access to developing and ongoing research in their field. They have access to many talented faculty and artists, both local and renowned. Students are able to develop their own chosen areas of music expression while being exposed to a much broader area of interest, leaving them well-rounded as they progress along their chosen path of focus.

The costs of tuition and fees can vary a great deal from one school or institution to the next, especially as these centers of learning are spread throughout multiple countries. For specific information regarding costs, contact the schools directly.

Graduates of this MA program are prepared to become music teachers, performers, conductors, music researchers, professionals in media, soloists, members of orchestras and bands, music editors, and program developers. Job opportunities may be found within the film industry, multimedia companies, in the business sector of art and music establishments, administrators at schools and conservatories, in museums and within the entertainment industry.

If these opportunities seem inviting to you, take a closer look at some of the available school options. Use the program listing to find those options that seem most appropriate and then fill out the lead forms 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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Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kin ... +

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final proj ... +

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final project, where you’ll prepare a performance, normally a high-profile public recital. Alongside your solo work, you’ll develop your research, collaborative, ensemble, and publicity skills. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

The MA program in Classical (Music) Performance is designed to provide students with a wide knowledge of playing musical instruments. Basic theoretical subjects such as litera ... +

The MA program in Classical (Music) Performance is designed to provide students with a wide knowledge of playing musical instruments. Basic theoretical subjects such as literature, prosody, history of art, stylistics, music history, folk music, composition theory, concert visiting, composition practice, and analysis are introduced to students. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Lund University
Malmö, Sweden

The Master’s in Church Music programme aims to educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities. We offer specialisations in Arrangement an ... +

The Master’s in Church Music programme aims to educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities. We offer specialisations in Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, and Vocal Music and Choir. On completion of the programme, the student must possess advanced knowledge and skills in order to work within the various functions and engagements of a professional musician – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or as a church musician within the Church of Sweden or within other denominations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, in-depth study of global musical styl ... +

Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, in-depth study of global musical styles, and a practical understanding of how music can work in the sphere of social development – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MA Music. The programme has three pathways in Ethnomusicology, Development and Performance, tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists and development practitioners, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. You will study with a world-leading group of ethnomusicologists who are all experts in the musical traditions of Africa and Asia. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Ghent, Belgium

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary ... +

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary music ensembles, on projects with an emphatic focus on recently composed music. Students specialize in contemporary music, as soloists or members of an ensemble. They play an active role in creating new works by both young and established composers. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

A distinctive route through fine art

A distinctive route through fine art -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This Masters taught jointly with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), combines vocal or instrumental study with performance-related academic research and an e ... +

This Masters taught jointly with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), combines vocal or instrumental study with performance-related academic research and an element of apprenticeship with professional ensembles. If you’re aspiring to perform professionally or wishing to undertake historical research relating to performance practice, or both: this programme is designed for you. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich, Switzerland

Students of the master's programmes in classical music at the Zurich University of the Arts are part of an international community.

Students of the master's programmes in classical music at the Zurich University of the Arts are part of an international community. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Chopin University of Music
Warsaw, Poland

MA studies in Vocal Studies with a specialty in Solo Singing – Early Music is, according to the approved and implemented concept, specialty studies focused on studying a selec ... +

MA studies in Vocal Studies with a specialty in Solo Singing – Early Music is, according to the approved and implemented concept, specialty studies focused on studying a selected range of professional skills, according to candidates’ voice preferences and defined artistic passions. -
MA
English
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Baptist College of Florida
Graceville, USA

The Baptist College of Florida offers three graduate degrees. The Master of Arts in Christian Studies is a research-oriented degree to prepare graduates for various types of C ... +

The Baptist College of Florida offers three graduate degrees. The Master of Arts in Christian Studies is a research-oriented degree to prepare graduates for various types of Christian ministry. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, United Kingdom

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance a ... +

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
St. Petersburg State Institute For Culture
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The area of ​​professional activity of graduates of master's programs includes musical performance; musical pedagogy; scientific research in the field of vocal art; enlightenm ... +

The area of ​​professional activity of graduates of master's programs includes musical performance; musical pedagogy; scientific research in the field of vocal art; enlightenment in the field of musical art and culture; the leadership of creative teams, as well as the implementation of organizational functions in cultural institutions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 30 months
Russian (Belarus)
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
London, United Kingdom

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership a ... +

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

The MA program in Classical Singing is designed to provide students with basic theoretical subjects such as literature, prosody, history of art, stylistics, music history, fol ... +

The MA program in Classical Singing is designed to provide students with basic theoretical subjects such as literature, prosody, history of art, stylistics, music history, folk music, composition theory, concert visiting, composition practice, and analysis. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus