Masters Programs in Musicology

Compare 9 Masters Programs in Musicology

Musicology

Musicology is a science that studies music on a high academic level. It has many definitions that have different scopes: from the narrow understanding of Musicology as a study of music history of Western Culture to the broad scope of Musicology being a deep and comprehensive study of music, where the research is conducted on many levels. With a Master in Musicology, students are able to specialize in the area that is in their interests and talents. 

Some of the disciplines that help in the comprehensive study of music are cultural studies and semiotics, ethnology and cultural anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, and even mathematics can assist in cutting to the core of music. Studying various aspects in a Master in Musicology program may land the student in traditional fields of musical theory, analysis, and composition of music. But the other possible outcome of applying various methods to the study of music can be interdisciplinary studies, including linguistics, literature, theater, visual arts, religion, as well as psychology, creating a wide range of career options for graduates of Master in Musicology programs. 

As you can see, there are numerous ways to apply the knowledge that comes along with music, and the information about the Master in Musicology programs below will help you determine your specific preferences. Don't hesitate to click on the Master in Musicology program you like and contact the relevant person at the school by sending the "Request more information" form!

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Professional Master in Pedagogy of Music

Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Ability to analyze regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. [+]

Degree acquired: Professional Master's degree in pedagogy of music

The length of the studies The length of full-time studies: 1 year and 5 months or 3 semesters The length of part-time studies: 2 years or 4 semesters Conduct of the studies

study year - October (Introductory lecture, exercises etc.), January, June, July;

study year October, January (defense of the Master paper).

Requirements for beginning the study programme: higher professional or professional bachelor's education and/or qualification of a teacher in various subjects connected to music.

Requirements for acquiring the qualification: academic courses that provide the newest advances in theory and practice of the field; research and innovation study courses; practice; development and defense of the master paper. ... [-]

Master in Sound and Music Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music. [+]

Master in Sound and Music Computing

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception.

Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition, performance, musicology), physics (acoustics), engineering (signal processing, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, electronics) and psychology (psychoacoustics, experimental psychology, neuroscience). Current areas of application include musical instruments, music production, music information retrieval, digital music libraries, interactive multimedia systems, and auditory interfaces. The UPF's master's program in Sound and Music Computing focuses on the more technical aspects of the field.... [-]


MM in Music

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. [+]

MM in Music

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. The latter trains young artists for a career in opera.

The Tri-Cities Opera provides the opera students with a professional resident artist program, allowing for immense growth in personal, professional and creative endeavors through performing with TCO. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for a limited number of assistantships, scholarships, and awards.

Our Master of Music program consists of five concentrations:... [-]


Master's Degree in Musical Research

UNIR
Online Part time 1 year October 2019 Spain Logroño

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Composition, Sonology, Management and Musical Pedagogy. [+]

Study your Master in Music Research and Musicology online with UNIR

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Composition, Sonology, Management and Musical Pedagogy .

This Official Master's Degree in Online Music offers the most current tools for doctoral research tasks and for teaching in all types of educational centers.

With the help of a faculty of musicians of great professional prestige, you will master computer applications for the analysis of scores and files related to sound art, as well as for the teaching of musical concepts.

With this distance Master in Musical Research you will get:... [-]


Master's Degree in Musical Interpretation and Research

VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia
Online 1 year April 2019 Spain Valencia

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. [+]

There are Scholarships and Aids options

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 recognized with the Honorable Mention of the Teaching Innovation awards of the Sakai Platform (Atlanta, 2012)

Definition of the Master in Musical Interpretation and Research

The Master's Degree in Musical Interpretation and Research is a totally unique postgraduate program in its field of knowledge in Spain, Latin America and Europe. The innovative integration between interpretation and research obeys to the application of blended learning, the combination of the apparent or virtual presence (e-presence) and the real or physical presence (face-to-face).... [-]


MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. [+]

MMus Ethnomusicology

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

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

Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, regional expertise, and a deeper understanding of global music – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MMus Ethnomusicology. This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition.... [-]


Master in Music Science

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2019 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 Arranging

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment 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 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 Arranging (MM)

Degree Offered: Master of Music

Concentration: Jazz Studies and Arranging

Campus Location: Main Campus

Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)

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Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services

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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 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 2019 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 ... [-]