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23 Masters Programs in Music Performance

A Master in Music Performance prepares students to pursue a variety of careers in the music industry by teaching music theory and technique, as well as giving students the opportunity to practice their skills in choral and orchestral settings.   What is a Master in Music Performance? A Master in Music Performance is a program that teaches students music theory, solo repertoire and performance… Read more

A Master in Music Performance prepares students to pursue a variety of careers in the music industry by teaching music theory and technique, as well as giving students the opportunity to practice their skills in choral and orchestral settings.

What is a Master in Music Performance? A Master in Music Performance is a program that teaches students music theory, solo repertoire and performance, pedagogy, diction, and musical training pertinent to the individual field of study being pursued. Students can choose from a variety of performance majors, including oboe, voice, cello, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, tuba, trumpet, viola, harp, oboe, double bass, organ, piano, and more. Students can work towards a wide range of career options within the music field.  

Students who complete a master’s program in music performance benefit from learning pertinent skills that allow them to competently pursue professional careers in the music industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be equipped with the skills and confidence they need to become successful in the music industry.

The cost of a Master in Music Performance varies significantly based on the individual institution as well as the country where it is based. Students can expect to complete the program within two to five years, depending on whether they are full-time or part-time students.

A Master in Music Performance allows students to seek career opportunities in many different areas, including: education, music performance, personal vocal coaching, composing, arts management, audio production, collaborative pianist, acoustician, accompanist, copyright consultant, lyricist, and conductor. Students who want to pursue careers in the music industry will have greater success upon completion of a master’s degree in music performance.

A Master in Music Performance can open up many opportunities for a variety of music-related careers. If you want to pursue a Master in Music Performance, 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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London College of Creative Media
London , United Kingdom

This professionally focused, 12-month practice-based master’s degree in music performance aims to help students develop specialist skills as a performer, musical director, com ... +

This professionally focused, 12-month practice-based master’s degree in music performance aims to help students develop specialist skills as a performer, musical director, composer and arranger to an industry-leading standard through the creation of a significant body of original work demonstrating a distinctive artistic personality. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of con ... +

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry. -
Master
Full-time
English
Online
 
Bath Spa University
Bath , United Kingdom

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final proj ... +

You’ll receive one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from our team of experienced tutors as part of a series of performance modules. The course culminates with a final project, where you’ll prepare a performance, normally a high-profile public recital. Alongside your solo work, you’ll develop your research, collaborative, ensemble, and publicity skills. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg , Netherlands

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 kin ... +

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
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Los Angeles , USA

Longy's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a one-year accredited degree program inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in under ... +

Longy's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a one-year accredited degree program inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in underserved communities through intensive music instruction. The MAT program was developed with the LA Phil to establish a hands-on approach to learning. Now in partnership with the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Street Symphony, you will “learn by doing” by working in the surrounding underserved neighborhoods of the Rampart District of Los Angeles. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
05 Jan 2021
Campus
 
VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia
Valencia , Spain

Research and Interpretation coexist here in an interdisciplinary space, taking up the reflection of the wise masters of the past who proposed mutual dependence between the spe ... +

Research and Interpretation coexist here in an interdisciplinary space, taking up the reflection of the wise masters of the past who proposed mutual dependence between the speculative and the interpretative branches. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Oct 2020
Online
 
Nanhua University Institute of International and Cross-Strait Affairs
Chiayi , Taiwan

The Department of Ethnomusicology at Nanhua University was founded in 2001. In Taiwan, this department is so far the only academic institute that studies global music culture ... +

The Department of Ethnomusicology at Nanhua University was founded in 2001. In Taiwan, this department is so far the only academic institute that studies global music culture in ethnomusicological perspective. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. .Visit the website of the program to check the details: http://music2.nhu.edu.tw/main.php .Vistit the website of International and Cross-Strait Affairs to check how to apply: http://iica3.nhu.edu.tw/Web/index -
Master
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
22 Feb 2021
02 Jan 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Surry Hills , Australia

The Master of Music at AMPA is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enter the music industry at a more elite level by further developing and specializ ... +

The Master of Music at AMPA is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enter the music industry at a more elite level by further developing and specializing their performance and composition skills. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
James Madison University
Harrisonburg , USA

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 op ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York , USA

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training, instrumental music training and related academic cou ... +

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training, instrumental music training and related academic coursework with unparalleled opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform weekly at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Pécs
Pécs , Hungary

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 wee ... +

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, - playing stability and reliability, - detailed stylistic knowledge of all major eras and genres of classical music related to the instrument studied, - an ability to shape the musical process down to the smallest nuances and shades with ease and creativity, - a fundamental respect for the composer’s instructions, put into a viable combination with the performer’s own ideas and personality. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Malmö , Sweden

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 pos ... +

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
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham , United Kingdom

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree ... +

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to 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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Ghent , Belgium

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary ... +

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary music ensembles, on projects with an emphatic focus on recently composed music. Students specialize in contemporary music, as soloists or members of an ensemble. They play an active role in creating new works by both young and established composers. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London , United Kingdom

A distinctive route through fine art

A distinctive route through fine art -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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