Masters Programs in Musicology

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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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Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]

Master in Songwriting

 

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.

 

 

During the programme you will learn to:

Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. 2. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in various contexts. 5. Select and produce teaching materials... [-]

Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic [+]

Master of Music

 

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


Alliance 
The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education (Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd), a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education. AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging

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

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in 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) Program Description: The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in 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. Program Features Over 20 ensembles perform each semester-duos, trios, quintets, sextets, Big Band, Latin Band, Repertory Band, Vocal Workshop, Vocal Lab. Focus on improvisation, as well as repertoire, group performance techniques. WP Jazz Faculty - Veteran New York musicians with international reputations as performers, recording artists, arrangers and conductors in residence-accessible and dedicated to teaching. Small Jazz Program Size - Twenty graduate students are given many opportunities for one-on-one interaction. Performance Opportunities - Jazz majors perform in four weekly ensemble rehearsals. Student groups are featured as opening for professional jazz artists on William Paterson's renowned Jazz Room Concert Series, on the University's Midday Recital Series, in the annual Willowbrook... [-]

Master in Sound and Music Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 (composition... [+]

Masters in Musicology. 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 programme in Sound and Music Computing focuses on the more technological aspects of the field. Objectives This master's programme aims to train the researchers and professionals who shape sound and music computing in today's information society. Combining practice and theory in a variety of areas, such as computational models, audio engineering, perception, cognition and interactive systems, the programme offers the necessary scientific and technological background to pursue a successful career. More specifically, the programme gives students the skills they need in both the most advanced technologies for the analysis, synthesis, transformation and production of sound and music and the main technologies and processes that support sound and music creation. Who is it for? The master's programme in Sound and Music Computing is aimed at students with a technical background who have some knowledge of music... [-]

Master in Training Teachers of General Subjects at Lower and Higher Secondary Schools - Music + Musical Instrument

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. [+]

Music The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. Instrument The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach instrument playing (piano or violin) at different kinds of music schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of pedagogical orientation of master degree. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria 1. Exam in first branch – Music (max. 30 points) 2. Exam in second branch – Instrument (max. 30 points) 3. Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points. Total score – 90 points maximum. Music 1. Interview (max. 15 points) - music theory, harmony, musical forms, history of music (max. 10 points) - description of personal musical experience and plans (max. 5 points) 2. Audition (max. 15 points) - Instrumental (piano or violin obligatory, other instruments facultative) and vocal performance in the complete length of cca 10 minutes Instrument 1. Audition – piano or violin (max. 20 points) Performance in the complete... [-]

Master of Music in Musicology

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Masters in Musicology. Musicology  MMus The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at 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, an 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 The programme is comprised of four core courses (Research Skills and Digital Musicology, Introduction to Musicology, Current Issues in Musicology and Dissertation in Musicology) to... [-]

MA in Music - Performance Programme, Interpretation Diploma

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Music - Performence Programme, Interpretation Diploma, aims to educate instrumentalists and soloists possessing a superior artistic and profession ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance programme, Interpretation Diploma, aims to educate instrumentalists and soloists possessing a superior artistic and profession ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have advanced knowledge and skills in the practice and interpretation of music in order to work with qualified assignments as a soloist or chamber musician at a superior artistic level. The student must also have developed the ability to work independently concerning the production of a good concert programme, and in regards to all personal exercises, rehearsals and other preparatory work required in the production of public recitals. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills and the initiative necessary to be able to work independently in the music world.... [-]


Master of Music in Music Education

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The Master of Music program in ‘Music Education’ provides candidates with a comprehensive study of the theory, latest research and skills that shape this specialization as well as the capacity to explore the broader significance of Music Education within the contemporary social context. [+]

Masters in Musicology. The Master of Music program in ‘Music Education’ provides candidates with a comprehensive study of the theory, latest research and skills that shape this specialization as well as the capacity to explore the broader significance of Music Education within the contemporary social context. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives The program aims to: Offer a broad and comprehensive graduate program in Music Education. Provide students with extensive and diverse knowledge, skills, experiences and attitudes in the area of Music Education. Create the conditions for students to participate in and develop musical and pedagogical activities of the highest level, within a range of contemporary educational settings. Enable students to develop critical thinking and participate in research projects related to the teaching and learning of music, both within and outside of the school environment, at a national and international level and combining a range of formal and informal teaching strategies. Enable students to develop expertise in research in the area of Music Education. Specific Objectives The program aims to: Prepare students for effective and successful teaching and diverse artistic engagement as teachers and leaders in public and private schools, conservatories and organizations. Develop and enhance student knowledge and skills required to conduct, study and critically evaluate research in Music Education, hence allowing them to vigorously act upon their role as renowned music educators both in Cyprus and abroad. Prepare music educators who will act creatively and productively with their students and colleagues. Endow students with knowledge, attitudes and skills that... [-]

Master's Degree In Musical Interpretation And Research

VIU Valencian International University
Online Part time 1 - 1 year April 2017 Spain Valencia

It offers two itineraries of specialization: professional itinerary, which aims to provide the instrumentalist of high-level training in violin, viola, cello and piano; research itinerary, which gives students a methodological training that allows access to doctoral programs of musical research. [+]

Master in Interpretation and Musical Research It offers two itineraries of specialization: Professional track, which aims to provide the instrumentalist of high-level training in violin, viola, cello and piano. Research itinerary, which gives students a methodological training that allows access to doctoral programs of musical research. It has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" in the 5th edition of TWSIA. Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award. Career prospects The most common outlets for graduates of music and why you might be interested in this Master are: Performance practice The employment in professional circuits solo performers or chamber music is very complex, because it requires very difficult international professional contacts to get for a new graduate. The reserach Attending majority profile that our offer is addressed, as are the graduates of the Conservatory, our proposal gives them direct access to the doctoral programs. The improvement for the exercise of teaching While this aspect is not among the primary objectives of this design, the experience has given us the first edition of this master's degree as a degree has demonstrated the interest generated among teachers of music. Practices They may perform in those entities with which the university has a specific agreement to that effect. Students will always be under the supervision of a / a tutor / internal / a course and a / a tutor / externally / a such a center. For more information, consult Practices document. GOALS This "Master in Interpretation and Musical Research» arises in order to give a... [-]

MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Musicology. 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. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course... [-]

Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

The Master in Musicolog:, Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The master addresses European musical culture, from its creations and compositional techniques to the discourse surrounding music that has developed over the centuries and present-day management of musical heritage. The two-year program aims to provide the methodological fundamentals, the analytical skills and the cultural background for higher level musicological research and, more generally, to allow students to competently participate in current discussions of music. In the academic panorama, musical knowledge appears nowadays to be complex and multifaceted: it includes musical texts and theories, art and popular music, compositional tools and conceptions of performance, the impact of media on musical experience, and the functions of music in different social contexts. The Master prepares students for this composite and interdisciplinary knowledge, which is now a fundamental prerequisite for doctoral programs in Europe and America. The skills acquired also provide access to careers in high-level institutions dedicated to conserving and promoting musical resources, and professions that involve transmitting musical culture or conceiving and managing cultural events with musical content. The Department of musicology and cultural heritage, which hosts the program, is part of the University of Pavia, but it is located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city. In 2013 it ranked first for academic production among all Italian departments comparable for size and sector of research. It is made up of distinguished scholars... [-]

Master of Music, Performer or Conductor

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]

Masters in Musicology. The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene. It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments. The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities. Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet). Feedback of lecturers and students “Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by international... [-]

MM in Music

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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: Composition Conducting History and Literature Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance There is also a separate Opera track for those who seek special focus on the theatrical opportunities of music. Whichever path you pursue, we have over thirty experienced faculty to illuminate the subject and open you up to new experiences. We have a symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble, as well as three choral groups and an African Dance/drumming ensemble. The graduate music program is small; students receive personal attention from faculty and quality performance opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to perform in major opera houses around the world. Degrees Offered MM in Music After You Graduate Alumni of Binghamton have gone onto various careers as musical educators at a university level, secondary level, or in freelance coaching. Others perform in a number of venues and contexts, or have proceeded to further graduate study. Besides TCO, our instrumental and... [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. [+]

Masters in Musicology. The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design. Master of Music (MMus) Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project. Course Regulations The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented. Examinations All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken. The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total... [-]