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120 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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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
 
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía UNIA
Jaén, Spain

The concern for Musical Heritage is something relatively recent and, consequently, with large gaps in the study and specialization on it, despite its importance as a starting ... +

The concern for Musical Heritage is something relatively recent and, consequently, with large gaps in the study and specialization on it, despite its importance as a starting point for all musical activities, from research to interpretation, passing through management and teaching. The Master that is presented here aims to deepen the study of what we know as Musical Heritage, especially Spanish and Latin American, framing it in Western music, but with the purpose of its study and revaluation in some cases and its recovery and implementation a point in others, since it constitutes one of the most significant characteristics of Spanish and Latin American culture. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Nov 2021
09 Jul 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Aug 2021
Online
 

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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
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, USA

You’re ready to take a deep dive academically and artistically in this two-year Master of Music program. Longy's innovative Catalyst Curriculum pairs musical excellence with a ... +

You’re ready to take a deep dive academically and artistically in this two-year Master of Music program. Longy's innovative Catalyst Curriculum pairs musical excellence with a focus on the skills you’ll need to become a professional musician: the ability to design experiences, produce projects, and engage audiences with exceptional musical encounters. Dedicated career coaching will help guide your studies and prepare you for what comes after graduation. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Berlin, Germany.

Study a Master of Arts in Music Management. This Media and Communication Management M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campuses in Berlin, Germany. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Mar 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
3is
Paris, France

Delivered entirely in English, our MFA in Recording & Music Production focuses on producing sound for concerts, music albums, movie soundtracks, cinema, TV shows, commerci ... +

Delivered entirely in English, our MFA in Recording & Music Production focuses on producing sound for concerts, music albums, movie soundtracks, cinema, TV shows, commercials, video games, animation, musicography, sound set design, theater, etc. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
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 2021
15 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory ... +

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory--while receiving a focused training in one of them. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers.

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers. -
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 2021
Campus
 
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
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
 
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
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 2021
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 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 

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