Masters Programs in Composition

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Composition

Composition

A masters degree in composition is a post graduate degree program that is designed to help the music practitioners and graduates in the program to build a strong and confident practice through the creation of awareness and the interaction between them and the current contexts, both in professional practice and in practical research. The masters program provides the students with an opportunity to investigate the existing relationships between their own field of practice and the questions that arise out of their studies that involve art and composition.

The masters program takes two years if on full=time basis. Alternatively, the program takes longer when one enrolls on a part time basis. This kind of study system ensures that the students have the ample time they require to develop the advanced skills in composition which is not possible when taking a bachelors program. Compositions undertaken in the masters program are lengthy and quite complex. Therefore, the duration of the program is ideal in tackling the complex assignments.

The candidates in the program can specialize in a specific field within the program. Specializations available include: music technology, jazz, electro-acoustic, orchestral, ensemble, and music theater compositions. However, the students are encouraged to develop skills in all these areas in order to increase their marketability in the job market. The different aspects in the different genres may also be used in combination for a successful composition project.

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Master of Music

James Madison University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Harrisonburg + 1 more

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills. [+]

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts. The Master of Music program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills.

Performance majors will specialize in activities that develop the technical mastery and musical maturity essential to the art of making music involving their chosen instrument or voice. Student composers will immerse themselves in the techniques and aesthetics of musical creation and will become aware, through intensive examination, of the music and musical thought of all style periods, especially that of the present and immediate past. Music education students will examine the foundations and principles underlying the practices of their profession and will develop both scholarly and technical abilities essential to a continuing development as effective teachers and leaders.... [-]


Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms. Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, a 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary art scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and... [-]

Master of Music Electronic Composition

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aarhus Finland Helsinki Sweden Stockholm Malmö + 5 more

The MMus (Electronic Composition) degree course at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a course during which students acquire specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications to... [+]

Master of Music Electronic Composition

Through The Danish Institute for Electronic Music (DIEM), the Academy is the only place in Denmark that offers several study programmes within electronic music. Study programmes function in concert with other music academy study programmes and the demands on students in e-music are high. The genre of electronic music includes both classical and rhythmic traditions allowing an endless space for creativity when composing music. At the same time, it builds a bridge between two latter genres at the Academy. The MMus (Electronic Composition) degree course at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a course during which students acquire specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become electronic composers at the highest level and driving forces in the music business. The master's degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies at soloist or PhD level.The course structure has a constant focus on the Composition/Production subject. The main study area also gives the student options for specialisation in the theory or performance of electronic music or another relevant support subject, depending on the student's profile.The Entrepreneurial Studies subject is concluded after the 3rd semester and provides the student with relevant tools for administering his/her artistic qualities through e.g. self-management and entrepreneurial skills.The Electronic Composition degree course concludes with a student-defined master's project which is based on student interests and needs and also constitutes their specialisation in the field of composition.The course subjects are divided into the following fields:... [-]


MA Composition

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Iceland Reykjavík

This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student with the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. [+]

This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student with the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. The student can choose from different modules regarding musical theory, electro-acoustics, instrumentation and composition to support his/her field. In addition, with the aim of developing the student's professional skills, the student can choose from programmes in entrepreneurship, project management or artistic reflective research.

Practical information

120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May. Admissions will be announced in May The autumn semester begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Composition is 4 students per year Teaching is in English Tuition for the school-year 2016-17 is ISK 796.000 per academic year. ... [-]