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Master of Art Programs in Music

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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 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. 

35 Results in Music

Master of Arts in Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.


Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 in Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.


MA in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus Online Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Songwriting remains one of the UK’s biggest exports, with UK music stronger than ever. Popular song is the heart of the industry; global demand for new songs is high. Focusing your portfolio through research prepares you to contribute to this field.


Master of Arts (MA) in Music

Concordia University Chicago
Campus August 2019 USA River Forest

The master of arts in music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of studies in music and other supporting areas designed to broaden the student’s experience and knowledge in music and its application to a variety of professional and personal goals.


MA Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere)

Royal College of Art
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London

The Contemporary Art Practice programme is delivered through four pathways: Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere. The four pathways are led by artists that specialize in these areas of practice. Opportunities exist for exhibitions, overseas travel and international exchanges (including Paris and Kyoto).


Master of Arts in Music Performance / Specialized Music Performance in Classical Music

Zurich University of the Arts
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 Switzerland Zürich

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


Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 2 years May 2019 USA Warrensburg

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!


MA in Classical Music Performance (Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar)

University of Pécs
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary Pécs

These programs are for the truly committed – for those young artists who do have the aim to be on stage regularly. In the instrumental performance classes held two times a week through four semesters the goal is to achieve: technical abilities of a real virtuoso...


Master in Performing Public Space

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Tilburg

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 Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.


Master in Musicology

Utrecht University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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.


MA in Music

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 USA Medford

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory. Advanced course work and thesis research support is strong is Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).


MM in Music Performance, Church Music

Lund University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Malmö

This Master’s programme has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, and Vocal Music and Choir. Our aim is to further educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities.


MA in Music

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Online Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 2 more

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater for those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 10 specialist pathways that you can choose from across musicology, composition and performance; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio.