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The Master of Arts degree is an opportunity for students to continue with their course of study. However, this advanced degree offers more than was expected from a bachelor’s degree. An MA program generally provides more individual direction, ongoing multidisciplinary exposure, the opportunity to focus more directly on a subject, and a more rigorous course of academic study. An MA in Music i… Read more

The Master of Arts degree is an opportunity for students to continue with their course of study. However, this advanced degree offers more than was expected from a bachelor’s degree. An MA program generally provides more individual direction, ongoing multidisciplinary exposure, the opportunity to focus more directly on a subject, and a more rigorous course of academic study. An MA in Music is full of potential opportunities for the serious student.

What is an MA in Music? This program is typically available to those undergraduates who have demonstrated excellent musical skills and a maturity of music appreciation. Courses will provide support for these students to further develop as creative and/or performing artists. Depending upon the students’ interests, classes may focus on solo instruments, classical composers and techniques, voice studies, compositional techniques, and a wide range of musical influence.

The world of professional music is highly competitive. Graduates from the MA in Music program will have opportunities that other students will lack. With individualized instruction, access to talented faculty, and many opportunities for performance, students in this master’s program can enjoy further enhancing their musical talents. 

There are many costs associated with pursuing an MA in Music. However, these costs vary from one school to another and from one country to another. Students may contact schools directly in order to obtain specific information. 

Many graduates of the MA in Music program intend to seek a career as a professional musician. Others choose to find jobs in the education sector or look for careers as composers. They are typically able to find jobs within the media, culture, and education industries. Some students already have satisfying careers and pursue this advanced degree to supplement their existing skills. In all cases, a master’s degree offers a legitimate means to further career development and the enhancement of current talent and experience.

Prospective students can find information about the different schools and programs available to them by browsing our extensive database of program listings. 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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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany.

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Mar 2023
15 Feb 2023
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

This Master's programme offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies. Each specialization encom ... +

This Master's programme offers two specializations: one in Popular Music, Sound and Media Cultures and another in Theatre, Culture and Media studies. Each specialization encompasses both emergent and historically established practices in music and theatre and the performing arts. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
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
 

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Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a par ... +

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a particular area of your choice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music acros ... +

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Tileyard Education
London, United Kingdom

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-fa ... +

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-face delivery and is designed for the technically proficient, aspiring or established commercial producer seeking a more flexible approach to a work study balance. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers.

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
13 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory ... +

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory--while receiving a focused training in one of them. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Programs
Fort Lauderdale, USA

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. ... +

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. You can save your seat in NSU’s master’s program while you earn your bachelor’s degree, keeping your goals in clear sight as you gain real-world experience and build relationships with your professors and peers. -
Bachelor MA
Full-time
6 years
English
15 Jun 2023
Campus
 
Georgia Central University
Atlanta, USA

The Master of Arts in Music degree is intended to allow talented musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to pursue intensive graduate studies in performa ... +

The Master of Arts in Music degree is intended to allow talented musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to pursue intensive graduate studies in performance. The Master of Arts in Music degree is offered with applied concentrations in piano, organ, voice, contemporary pop music, orchestral instruments, composition, conducting, church music, and contemporary Christian music. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English, Korean
01 Jan 2023
Campus
Online
 
Berklee College of Music - Campus Valencia
Valencian Community, Spain

The music industry is changing faster than ever—and expanding worldwide. In this master’s degree, you’ll learn to meet the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges o ... +

The music industry is changing faster than ever—and expanding worldwide. In this master’s degree, you’ll learn to meet the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of the global entertainment industry. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

Besides general music theory and music history classes, the training will introduce students to the technique of choral conducting as well as to theoretical and practical issu ... +

Besides general music theory and music history classes, the training will introduce students to the technique of choral conducting as well as to theoretical and practical issues related to the human voice, voice formation and maintenance, the history of choral music, repertoire, different styles and all the related know-how in all branches of choir music. Choral conducting and learning it at a high level requires personal skills, artistic sensitivity, having a good ear, knowledge of music and, most of all, the individual’s singing culture and knowledge about chamber music. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Learn to navigate a fast-paced and compelling industry while studying in New York City, the world's music business capital. Combine cross-disciplinary course work in business, ... +

Learn to navigate a fast-paced and compelling industry while studying in New York City, the world's music business capital. Combine cross-disciplinary course work in business, finance, the arts, and more, and gain real-world experience working with industry leaders. Tailor your degree with electives in areas such as concert management, promotions, and strategic marketing. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus