76 Masters Programs in Music

From composition to music technology, performance to academia, broadcasting to theory and critical publications, a Master in Music has a number of practical career applications. Best suited to graduates from an undergraduate program in music or a closely related subject, and Master in Music programs are an option for recent Bachelors grads or working professionals seeking an added competitive edge… Read more

From composition to music technology, performance to academia, broadcasting to theory and critical publications, a Master in Music has a number of practical career applications. Best suited to graduates from an undergraduate program in music or a closely related subject, and Master in Music programs are an option for recent Bachelors grads or working professionals seeking an added competitive edge to their list of credentials. Master in Music programs consist of research seminars, lectures, workshops and talks, and also often culminate with a thesis project.

Lasting one to two years when studying on a full time basis, a Master in Music can also be studied part time or online, sometimes in a distance learning scenario, where students may be requested to visit the campus from time to time for special events or to meet with professors. Depending on the area of concentration and the specific interests of the student, Master of Music programs can vary widely in their academic content. Universities and academic institutions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Macau, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, among others, offer Master of Music programs.

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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
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Online
 
Zuyd Hogeschool
Maastricht, Netherlands

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme (Classical Music or Jazz), which will allow you to imp ... +

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme (Classical Music or Jazz), which will allow you to improve your career prospects and broaden your musical horizon. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020
Campus
 
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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The M.A. in Music is a two-year part-time or one-year full-time Master's Degree for music educators and other holders of a first degree in music. This flexible course covers d ... +

The M.A. in Music is a two-year part-time or one-year full-time Master's Degree for music educators and other holders of a first degree in music. This flexible course covers different study areas, and students choose courses according to their professional interests and musical aspirations. The programme is designed to develop in graduates the philosophy and skills necessary for postgraduate studies in music: to provide a theoretical framework for research and creative work; to develop opportunities for the application and communication of musical ideas in a variety of settings; and to develop a wider perspective of music and its applications in a changing world context. All courses are taught in English, except for those related to Chinese music which may be taught in Chinese. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English, Chinese
Sep 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
Australian Institute of Music
Sydney, Australia

Strengthen your creative practice with a robust research foundation. Take your performance to the next level.

Strengthen your creative practice with a robust research foundation. Take your performance to the next level. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
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
 
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 2020
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as ... +

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or mu ... +

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electr ... +

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electroacoustic, sonic arts), conducting, music technology, recording, production, pedagogy, film music, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse, USA

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education. -
Master
14 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including co ... +

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already ... +

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already have a bachelor's degree in music for successful college-level teaching; in-service elementary and secondary public or private school teaching; or continuation into doctoral degree work. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, USA

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish t ... +

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral studies and provides T-5 certification to music educators who have already received or who are eligible to receive basic certification. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
18 May 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus