Masters Programs in Music Performance

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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, 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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MMus Music (performance)

University of Southampton
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Southampton

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with three pathways: musicology, performance, and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for Ph.D. study. Students in our MMus programme benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction with world-leading experts in music history, cultural studies of music, performance studies, and analysis; internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers; and prominent composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (including film, television and video game music) and jazz. [+]

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with three pathways: musicology, performance, and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for Ph.D. study. Students in our MMus programme benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction with world-leading experts in music history, cultural studies of music, performance studies, and analysis; internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers; and prominent composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (including film, television and video game music) and jazz.

Introducing your course

Do you want to know how great film scores were composed? Are you interested in the ideas behind musical performances? Expand your knowledge of the components and aspects of music with the MMus Music (Performance, Composition, and Musicology) at the University of Southampton and enhance your musical talents. This broad MMus programme will teach you the elements of musical performance, as well as the different genres of music. Gaining this experience across a variety of categories will prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.... [-]


Master of Music in Vocal Performance

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago

A master of music in vocal performance degree is an important step on your career journey as a classical singer. [+]

Master of Music in Vocal Performance Earn Your Master's in Vocal Performance

A master of music in vocal performance degree is an important step on your career journey as a classical singer. You’ll explore technique, style, lyric diction, and more, gaining valuable performance experience through solo and ensemble work. Advanced training will help you grow your own talent and ability so you can successfully pursue roles in festivals, workshops, and companies. You’ll also be prepared for performance and coaching careers in a variety of professional, nonprofit, or church settings.

Why North Park?

North Park’s master’s program in vocal performance recognizes the uniqueness of all singers, offering individual attention in vocal technique, performance, academic preparation, coaching, and pedagogical instruction to help you excel on your own path. Your study will include private lessons, survey courses, workshops, and ensembles, preparing you for a performance career and as a coach for other singers. The School of Music’s close connections to Chicago’s music community provides opportunities to learn from active professionals and to experience a wide range of performances as you grow toward your own professional goals.... [-]


Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice

The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Denmark Copenhagen

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

Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice

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

Name: Master of Music - Instrumental/VoiceType: MasterLength: 2 yearsEuropean transfer credits: 120 ECTSLanguage: English

There are 5 different lines:

Orchestra Piano Accordion Guitar Voice

Teaching varies between solo lessons, lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there are master classes, chamber music and other specific subjects for different lines.

Graduation from the Master degree programme confers the title Master of music.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to a Master programme you must have a Bachelor degree from a Music Academy, Conservatory or similar and attend an audition.Contact the educational institution to which you wish to apply for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education.... [-]


Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters September 2018 Denmark Aarhus Sweden Stockholm Finland Helsinki Malmö + 5 more

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm... [+]

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually. The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.The programme’s common language is English.You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.... [-]


MMus Performance

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to a professional standard. [+]

MMus Performance

Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year. Part-time: 2/3 calendar years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to a professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism.

The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional modules, they pursue additional interests as well.... [-]


Master in Music Science

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2018 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music-theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. [+]

Master in Music Science

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music.

The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music-theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan.

The chair of Music Science and methods was established in 2002-2003.

The chair consists of an assistant-professor, 5 senior teachers, two teachers, a senior laboratory-assistant and a demonstrator. The subjects taught in the chair are:

Harmony Solfege Music History The history of music of Eastern nations Nakhchivan music culture The bases of Azerbaijan folk music The creativity of Azerbaijan folk music Modern music Music criticism Archives and bibliography experience The history of performing arts Special pedagogic preparation Specialty Music and its teaching methods [-]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Performance

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 USA Wayne

The Jazz Studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in the areas of improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. [+]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Performance (MM)

Degree Offered: Master of Music

Concentration: Jazz Studies & Performance

Campus Location: Main Campus

Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)

Atinuke (Tinu) Adeniran

Associate Director

Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services

Telephone – 973-720-2764

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Program Description

The Jazz Studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in the areas of improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. ... [-]


Master of Music in Musicology

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at an advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches... [+]

Musicology MMus

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at an advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches from the historiography, analysis, sociology and cultural and critical study of music, with the possibility of specialising in fields such as Popular Music Studies, Screen Music Studies, Historically Informed Performance Practice (scholarly approaches only) and Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism.

Why this Programme Provision of placements in musical or cultural and arts organisations Provision of tuition in digital musicology Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is a unique centre of creative activity in diverse fields, from classical orchestras and ensembles, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to legendary venues in popular and traditional music, making it an outstanding place for musicological study. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab and practice rooms We have an excellent collection 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 include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. Programme Structure ... [-]

MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis... [-]


M.Mus Popular Music Performance - Online

Academy of Music & Sound
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton Swindon + 6 more

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. [+]

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.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas M.Mus Popular Music Performance

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique, and creativity.

ENSEMBLE AND MUSICAL DIRECTION SKILLS... [-]


Masters in Popular Music Performance

Academy of Music & Sound
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton + 4 more

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification 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. [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification 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.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Combine practical and academic study with extensive ensemble work and individual tuition Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas Masters Popular Music Performance

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique and creativity.... [-]


Master Dj Producer

DJ Productor
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Madrid

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. [+]

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. The Master DJ Producer Is a course with professional experts in each of the areas of learning, who will put at your disposal your knowledge and years of experience working with artists and projects of international stature.

This master's degree can be started any month of the year.

DJ Productor, music production school and DJ is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.... [-]


Master of Church Music

Concordia University Chicago
Campus August 2018 USA River Forest

The master of church music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of curricular studies and applied music in organ or voice-oriented to the practical and professional requirements of the church musician. [+]

Overview

The Department of Music at Concordia University recognizes music as a gift of God and means through which all people can participate more fully in the world around them. The department provides all Concordia students a variety of opportunities to study and perform music, enabling their lifelong growth and involvement in the arts, while enriching the larger community. At the graduate level, the goal of the department of music is to provide a broad-based musical education with an emphasis on church music and/or general music studies.

Program Objectives

The master of church music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of curricular studies and applied music in organ or voice-oriented to the practical and professional requirements of the church musician. It is intended for persons desiring to lead church music in the local parish and in the larger church.... [-]