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MA Degrees in Music in USA 2020

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Music programs offer students the opportunity to pursue an array of subjects, from music theory to concert performance. Whether technically proficient or academically curious, music studies provide an engaging approach to a greater appreciation of the art.

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Top Master of Art Programs in Music in USA 2020

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5 Results in Music, USA

University of Central Missouri

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in: Conducting, History and Literature, Kodaly, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Including a Summe ... [+]

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:

Conducting History and Literature Kodaly Music Education Performance Piano Pedagogy

Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers!

UCM Graduate Music Degree Results

At UCM, we commit our students to learning by doing. Your coursework and study with UCM professors will develop the following skills:

Explain and interpret musicological context, analytical procedures, and musical literature in primary area of study. Design and produce research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within area of emphasis. Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of technique, musicality, and pedagogical approaches. Assistantships ... [-]
USA Warrensburg
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Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Los Angeles College of Music

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fi ... [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each student and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program.... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and ... [+]

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:

Composition Ethnomusicology Musicology Theory

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).

Learning Objectives 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 resea... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who al ... [+]

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already have a bachelor's degree in music for successful:

college-level teaching; in-service elementary and secondary public or private school teaching; or continuation into doctoral degree work.

Northeastern is one of the only universities in the region to offer a degree in pedagogy.

Career Options

The M.A. in Music leads to careers such as a:

teacher/instructor (community college levels) elementary and secondary private studio teacher recording artist performer vocalist studio musician Degree Requirements ... [-]
USA Avondale
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, includi ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today's Global Music Marketplace

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro.

What You'll Learn How to apply business and administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension. How to define, critique, and evaluate the structure and operation of the music business. How to devise organizational objectives and make strategic decisions to reach goals. Through final Colloquy projects, you'll propose changes and innovations to take the industry forward. ... [-]
USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus