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9 Masters Programs in Instrumental Music

A master’s degree is a postgraduate degree awarded to students who complete an intensive program of study that usually takes one to three years. The typical master’s program allows students to deepen their knowledge of a chosen discipline while improving their career opportunities. What is a Master in Musical Instruments? This degree typically prepares students for careers as professio… Read more

A master’s degree is a postgraduate degree awarded to students who complete an intensive program of study that usually takes one to three years. The typical master’s program allows students to deepen their knowledge of a chosen discipline while improving their career opportunities.

What is a Master in Musical Instruments? This degree typically prepares students for careers as professional musicians or instrument teachers by combining hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge. Candidates generally have the opportunity to practice auditioning, using specialized playing techniques and performing. Many programs may also allow students to study genre, style and music history to increase their general knowledge.

This degree program can help musicians improve their skills as performers, increase their practical experience and round out their knowledge of musical theory. This advanced degree may also give graduates an edge when they are seeking jobs, whether in education or entertainment.

The cost of earning a Master in Musical Instruments is based largely on the institution that students choose to attend. The structure and length of the degree program may also affect the final cost. Considering this, students may want to directly consult with any institution that they may attend to determine what earning this degree will cost.

Graduates who have earned this degree are highly qualified to pursue careers as musicians. They may join existing ensembles or form their own performance groups. Some Master in Musical Instruments degree programs emphasize entrepreneurial skills, which may empower graduates to pursue work as solo performers and effectively manage their careers. A career as a professional music or instrument teacher may also be an option for graduates who enjoy working closely with others.

People who are considering pursuing this degree may be surprised to learn that it is offered online. This option may help degree candidates save on living costs and avoid disruptions to their existing jobs or obligations. Exploring the available degree programs is simple. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This Masters taught jointly with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), combines vocal or instrumental study with performance-related academic research and an e ... +

This Masters taught jointly with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), combines vocal or instrumental study with performance-related academic research and an element of apprenticeship with professional ensembles. If you’re aspiring to perform professionally or wishing to undertake historical research relating to performance practice, or both: this programme is designed for you. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic

Chamber Music is a new follow-up Master’s study program, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music from the academic year 2021/22. The program is suitable for Bachelor’s-l ... +

Chamber Music is a new follow-up Master’s study program, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music from the academic year 2021/22. The program is suitable for Bachelor’s-level music graduates who wish to specialize in chamber music. While the students of Chamber Music continue to develop their skills as solo performers, the majority of practical music tuition is focused on playing in a chamber ensemble. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Apr 2022
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague, Czech Republic

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didact ... +

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Tempe, USA

The MM program in performance with a collaborative piano concentration allows students to perform with all instrumental areas and voices, focusing on collaborative endeavours ... +

The MM program in performance with a collaborative piano concentration allows students to perform with all instrumental areas and voices, focusing on collaborative endeavours such as song recitals, instrumental duos and chamber music, operatic and musical theatre productions, and large participation ensembles. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Chopin University of Music
Warsaw, Poland

The major prepares piano virtuosi for undertaking independent artistic activity as soloists and chamber musicians. It includes Propaedeutics of Piano or Organ Playing. It offe ... +

The major prepares piano virtuosi for undertaking independent artistic activity as soloists and chamber musicians. It includes Propaedeutics of Piano or Organ Playing. It offers an option to learn about Polish culture's history, especially music and Polish pianist history. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Mercer University
Macon, USA

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (MMCP), offered by Townsend School of Music, is intended to allow talented pianists, who have completed an undergraduate degree in m ... +

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (MMCP), offered by Townsend School of Music, is intended to allow talented pianists, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that will prepare them for a career in collaborative piano. This is distinct from an MM in Performance (Piano), in that piano performance is directed towards solo performance. -
Master
English
 
The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Copenhagen, Denmark

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher.

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Tokyo College Of Music
Meguro City, Japan

Keyboard Instrument Research Area The Graduate School of Music (Master's Program) Keyboard Instrument Research Area was established for the purpose of developing more advanced ... +

Keyboard Instrument Research Area The Graduate School of Music (Master's Program) Keyboard Instrument Research Area was established for the purpose of developing more advanced music art education and research and human resources that contribute to culture and society. In this keyboard instrument research area, in order to organically develop high-quality practical educational programs and enable activities in a wide range of fields, teachers of pianists and composers, as well as teachers of voice, strings, tubes, and percussion instruments. We have a comprehensive teaching system for music arts, including. In the piano research area, there is a "special research on instrumental music" centered on analysts to deepen the understanding of music, and a lesson to broaden the musical perspective through understanding other musical instruments by considering the technique of performance expression from the analysts. There are classes such as "chamber music training", language learning, reading the original book, invited professors from overseas, and practical training by pianists. In the completion test, one hour of performance and the result of the music research are required to be prepared as a treatise or program note. In the accompaniment research area, the goal is to cultivate in-depth knowledge of various musical instruments and voices, the ability to accurately read scores, etc., which are indispensable for professional accompaniment, and to fully support the co-stars while also expressing themselves. To give a practical lesson. Practical lessons including music analysis by the composer's instructor, "basic accompaniment exercises" to learn live harmony and arrangement necessary for understanding the work, instrumental music sonatas, songs, opera, oratorio, collepetitol, etc. There are "special research on instrumental music" that allows you to select what you want to learn, and "chamber music training" that is common to all majors in instrumental music. The work of accompaniment pianists is currently in great demand, but there are few places for full-scale learning. The goal of this graduate school is to thoroughly learn the abilities required as an accompaniment, pay attention to individual individuality, and finally establish a comprehensive view of music. -
Master
Japanese
Apr 2022
Campus
 
Tokyo University Of The Arts
Taito City, Japan

The Master’s degree is awarded to individuals once thesis guidance and lessons in practical techniques with enhanced expertise have been conducted in accordance with the indiv ... +

The Master’s degree is awarded to individuals once thesis guidance and lessons in practical techniques with enhanced expertise have been conducted in accordance with the individual research plan, the first university Master’s recital (half-recital program), and the practical performance for degree review (about one hour) and the thesis review have been conducted, and the students have passed the review. Doctor: The doctoral degree is awarded to individuals once lessons in practical techniques to further enhance advanced professional expertise and guidance consultations for further research are conducted, the first university doctoral recital (full recital program) and the practical performance for degree review (full recital) and thesis review have been conducted, and the students have passed the review. In the graduate master’s degree and doctoral programs, each student pursues advanced performance and research as a pianist, working from his or her independently chosen study plan. An annual recital is a requirement for both master's and doctoral students. To obtain their degrees, students must perform a program of roughly one hour in length. Degree requirements also include a written thesis. Students are required to collect sufficient materials and develop the analytical abilities needed to write a publishable thesis. -
Master
Japanese
Apr 2022
Campus