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19 MA Programs in Music Performance 2024

    MA Programs in Music Performance

    The master’s degree is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated throughout a postgraduate program the mastery of their specific field of study. The MA, or Master of Arts, typically focuses on subjects with a humanities base, such as history, literature, philosophy, cultural studies and the arts.

    What is an MA in Music Performance? Some of these programs focus on the generation of audiences, the development of innovative practice methods, conducting orchestras and bands, the history and influence of jazz, or the development of skill on a particular instrument. Individual classes often have titles such as Music in History, Ethnomusicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Composing Music for Media, or Cross-Cultural Music. Students may find that their studies culminate in a dissertation, evaluated portfolio or major creative project.

    Students benefit from access to developing and ongoing research in their field. They have access to many talented faculty and artists, both local and renowned. Students are able to develop their own chosen areas of music expression while being exposed to a much broader area of interest, leaving them well-rounded as they progress along their chosen path of focus.

    The costs of tuition and fees can vary a great deal from one school or institution to the next, especially as these centers of learning are spread throughout multiple countries. For specific information regarding costs, contact the schools directly.

    Graduates of this MA program are prepared to become music teachers, performers, conductors, music researchers, professionals in media, soloists, members of orchestras and bands, music editors, and program developers. Job opportunities may be found within the film industry, multimedia companies, in the business sector of art and music establishments, administrators at schools and conservatories, in museums and within the entertainment industry.

    If these opportunities seem inviting to you, take a closer look at some of the available school options. Use the program listing to find those options that seem most appropriate and then fill out the lead forms for more information. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.