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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Students who study music performance learn about a variety of instruments and performance techniques. Courses may include ear training, musical organization, musicology, music theory, vocal performance, string performance, piano performance, jazz studies, accompaniment skills and rhythm playing.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Masters in Music Performance in USA

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3 Results in Music Performance, USA

William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Jazz Studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vo ... [+]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Performance (MM)

Degree Offered: Master of Music

Concentration: Jazz Studies & Performance

Campus Location: Main Campus

Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)

Atinuke (Tinu) Adeniran

Associate Director

Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services

Telephone – 973-720-2764

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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 the areas of 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. ... [-]

USA Wayne
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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James Madison University

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 ... [+]

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts. The Master of Music 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.

Performance majors will specialize in activities that develop the technical mastery and musical maturity essential to the art of making music involving their chosen instrument or voice. Student composers will immerse themselves in the techniques and aesthetics of musical creation and will become aware, through intensive examination, of the music and musical thought of all style periods, especially that of the present and immediate past. Music education students will examine the foundations and principles underlying the practices of their profession and will develop both scholarly and technical abilities essential to continuing development as effective teachers and leaders.... [-]

USA Harrisonburg
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparallele ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today’s Global Jazz Scene

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparalleled opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform weekly at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry.

What You'll Learn

Our program strives to create an environment modeled after the real-life experiences of our artist faculty. As a graduate student, you will:

Achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of jazz performance – you'll build technical instrumental skills, learn how to fluently speak the language of jazz, and develop your own individual musical voice and expression. Gain a foundation in music aesthetics, theory and literature, and research. Complete elective courses based on your career objectives, such as music technology, film scoring, music history, jazz music studies, and music business. ... [-]
USA New York
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
Campus
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