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Masters Programs in Composition in North America 2020

Composition aims at the construction of skills and understanding that will prepare students to compose musical works that will be artistically relevant in the contemporary music world. Enjoy an outstanding profession as either a performer or scholar.

The United States of America is a large country in Northern America, often known as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". It also gathers over 310 million people which is the world's third largest population. It includes densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and vast, uninhabited and naturally beautiful areas at the same time.

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James Madison University

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 ... [+]

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 continuing development as effective teachers and leaders.... [-]

USA Harrisonburg
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized c ... [+]

Music Composition and Performance Opportunities in a Conservatory-Like Setting

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized composers. Specialize in traditional composition, electronic composition, or composing for film or music theatre. You will be actively involved in the performance of your work, collaborating with composers, musicians, and other artists, at NYU and throughout New York City.

Concentrations in Scoring for Film and Multimedia and Songwriting are also available.

What You'll Learn How to compose pieces of your own design. How to select the best practices necessary for your career in music composition. How to integrate choreographers, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and other scholars in other fields into your own works. Musical, technical, and interpersonal skills through immersion into the profession – you'll be exposed to leading professionals, associations, and industry settings. Music research. Music history and literature. Music theory. ... [-]
USA New York
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus