Master of Global Music GLOMAS
The Master of Global Music (GLOMAS) is a new, innovative and specialized graduate degree programme offered in collaboration between higher education institutions in three Nordic nations. Students will primarily be affiliated with one of the three Glomus founding partner institutions in Denmark, Sweden, or Finland but will also participate in joint courses held at each institution, for which travel and lodging expenses will normally be covered.
In most cases, the Master degree programme will take 2 years to complete. In addition to coursework, all students will also conduct fieldwork on a foreign or minority musical culture. Students will be offered opportunities for fieldwork via partner institutions in the Southern hemisphere, particularly Africa and the Middle East.
The programme emphasizes development of “bimusical” performance skills, typically within at least two traditions from different parts of the world, as well as studies of topics relevant to the career of a professional musician, including such areas as musical leadership and instructional skills, project management, and applied research. The programme leads to a Master Degree of Music (MMus).
The common language of the programme is English.
The Master of Global Music (GLOMAS) is a joint study programme offered in collaboration between higher education music academies in three nations: Royal Academy of Music (Aarhus, Denmark), Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music (Malmo, Sweden), and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland). The programme leads to a Master degree according to each institution’s regulations and national legislation.
GLOMAS is a highly innovative, interdisciplinary programme that is responsive to new needs arising from globalization in the field of music. The programme emphasizes development of “bimusical” performance skills (typically within at least two traditions from different parts of the world), as well as studies of topics relevant to the career of a professional musician, including such areas as musical leadership and instructional skills, project management, and applied research.
The two-year programme (120 ECTS / 150 ECTS in Finland) is flexible to accommodate diverse student specializations at their home institutions through elective courses and a final project based on personal interests. At the same time, it is united by a core curriculum of required studies offered jointly through a combination of face-to-face and online courses. Students will occasionally be expected to travel to the other member institutions for joint courses, and will do fieldwork studies (typically during year 2 of their degree) at locations either outside the Nordic region or among ethnic minority communities in Nordic nations. Upon entrance to this programme, students will join an online network developed for the programme to facilitate communication across the three member institutions as well as with advanced students and faculty “in the field” who are already doing music research or performance projects outside Nordic nations or among ethnic minority communities in the Nordic region.
Graduates from this Master degree programme will demonstrate: (1) a high level of comprehensive musicianship that transcends cultural boundaries, (2) knowledge of both traditional and contemporary hybrid music genres, in and outside of Europe, (3) an ability to effectively lead music ensembles, communicate and teach music across a diversity of formal and informal settings, and (4) an ability to successfully develop, document and manage intercultural music projects.
The GLOMAS programme seeks to play a transformative role at the level of both individual students and Nordic society, by broadening musicianship and enhancing both intercultural understanding and lifelong music learning, inside and outside of schools.
Title of degree in English: Master of Global Music, GLOMAS (the title will vary somewhat according to national legislation)
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- Specific admission requirements: A Bachelor degree in Music or equivalent.
- Method of Selection: Based on a written application (including audio-visual material), a limited number of applicants are chosen to proceed to the audition and interview stage.
- Audition and interview
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