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Top 43 Master Programs in Music 2019/2020

Studies in music offer an enriching experience in both the academic and technical pursuits of music. From music theory and history to performance and composition, music programs offer a diverse range of fields from which to study. 

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Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)

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 spec ... [+]

Course Overview Qualification: Master of Music (Performance) Duration: 4 semesters (2 years) full-time or part-time equivalent. Students may exit after 2 semesters with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance). Fee-HELP: Available CRICOS: M.Mus. (Perf.) 081572D | Grad.Dip.Mus. (Perf.) 081573C On completion of the first two trimesters students can exit with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) and on completion of 4 trimesters, students may exit with a Master of Music (Performance).

Study Areas PRINCIPAL STUDY: All students receive 18 x individual, 1-hour lessons, on a chosen instrument or voice for every semester in the course. ENSEMBLE: Demonstrate developed suite of professional collaborative skills to engage, direct and perform within a group. Through a range of instrumental and vocal combinations in a wide variety of genres, students will develop skills in improvisation, transcription, transposition, interpretation, sightreading, ensemble direction, accompaniment and rehearsal techniques. ACADEMIC STUDIES: The study of musical scholarship suited to the diverse range of disciplines that make up the creative industries. These typically fall within the paradigms of critical inquiry research and practice-led research. ELECTIVES: Relevant to singer-songwriters or any students who wish to learn two instruments, the unique Second Study at AMPA provides 18 x individual, 30-minute lessons every trimester. Or choose from electives to complement and refine your degrees such as Music Theatre, Music Industry, Studio Teaching, Recording, Production, Chart Writing and more. In stages 3 and 4 students transition to postgraduate research units to develop research, analytical and writing skills as well as critical thinking, creative... [-]
Australia Surry Hills
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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Australian Institute of Music

Strengthen your creative practice with a robust research foundation. Take your performance to the next level. ... [+]

Strengthen your creative practice with a robust research foundation. Take your performance to the next level.

Your Master of Music will speak volumes:

Explore, develop and deepen your creative practice within an academic framework Collaborate and thrive in AIM’s inter-disciplinary music scene – classical, jazz, contemporary, electronic music, composition, theatre and more – where you can workshop with peers and industry professionals Harness weekly sessions to produce a research-based creative work: your final performance, folio and/or recording. You’ll be supported by a supervisor who specializes in seeing you succeed Develop your research, analytical and writing skills, as well as critical and creative thinking Produce a formal research report and become a recognized thought leader in your chosen musical field Explore more through electives that amplify and extend your experience Be guided and mentored by industry experts who are determined to help you grow as a performer and will support you through your academic research Open the door to new career opportunities ... [-]
Australia Sydney
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English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a caree ... [+]

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven Tilburg Venlo
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English
Full-time
24 months
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

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized c ... [+]

Music Composition and Performance Opportunities in a Conservatory-Like Setting

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized composers. Specialize in traditional composition, electronic composition, or composing for film or music theatre. You will be actively involved in the performance of your work, collaborating with composers, musicians, and other artists, at NYU and throughout New York City.

Concentrations in Scoring for Film and Multimedia and Songwriting are also available.

What You'll Learn How to compose pieces of your own design. How to select the best practices necessary for your career in music composition. How to integrate choreographers, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and other scholars in other fields into your own works. Musical, technical, and interpersonal skills through immersion into the profession – you'll be exposed to leading professionals, associations, and industry settings. Music research. Music history and literature. Music theory. ... [-]
USA New York
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

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 t ... [+]

Classical Music or Jazz

The two-year internationally-oriented and demanding Master's degree programme centres on your personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling students to establish themselves in the world of music with their specific individual qualities.

After graduating from this Master's degree programme, you will be awarded a Master of Music certificate. This programme has been accredited with the qualification ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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Netherlands Maastricht
September 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who w ... [+]

Master of Music, M.M. – Statesboro

Degree Requirements: 33 Credit Hours

The Master of Music Degree at Georgia Southern University prepares individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music to hone their musical skills to a higher level, to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree for professional advancement, or to prepare for admission to a doctoral program in music.

The program equips students with advanced artistic and technical skills and an ability to act independently as performers, scholars, teachers, and/or practitioners in one of five specific concentration areas:

Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Music Technology, or Performance.... [-]

USA Statesboro
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Academy of Music & Sound Online

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 o ... [+]

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.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas

For Industry Professionals:We offer the opportunity to fast-track students with industry experience (10+ years) onto the masters. We map your previous experience against the two years of the foundation degree allowing you to progress straight onto the final year and achieve your masters degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
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CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts ... [+]

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts and will bring you closer to a technological environment in constant progression.

A great opportunity to expand your knowledge about the industry and contemporary music production also oriented to the world of cinema . This degree is taught exclusively in SPANISH.

goalsCompose and arrange own compositions, and adapt the works of others.Compose original music for a cinematographic, television or video game with criteria and capacity to adapt to the needs of the client.Work in a technology environment for music creation through the programming and use of sound synthesis and musical sequencing tools.Perform, direct or supervise musical recordings of their own compositions or those of others.Understand the contemporary music industry.ContentsMusic industry and music for audiovisualMajor Project: ProductionMusic technologyAdvanced studio recording techniquesMusical language and creative techniquesProfessional outingsComposer-arranger of songs.Recording producer of record works.Music composer for movies, television or video games.Specialist in music recordings.Project manager in record and music corporations.Price... [-]
Spain Madrid Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
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Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education. ... [+]

Overview

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

We challenge you to take your musicianship to the next level, with private study and collaborative music-making in small and large group settings. We also challenge you to think critically about music and expand your horizons in the arts and humanities. This professionally oriented approach prepares our graduate students for positions of vital importance in the music world and as music educators in public schools and colleges. Select a program from below to learn more.

Audio Arts (M.A.)

The interdisciplinary master of arts (M.A.) degree program in audio arts offers you the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields. Taught in conjunction with Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the 14-month program offers four specializations at the intersection of music and media: music industry studies, sound production and recording arts, radio horizons, and music video. It begins with an intensive summer “boot camp” and concludes with a professional music industry internship capstone the following summer.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
English
14 months
Campus
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The University of Waikato

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition ... [+]

Master of Music

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance.

The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of speciality. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Lund University

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal St ... [+]

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies.

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or in freely formed groups. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]

Sweden Lund
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Universidade de Évora

The Master of Music aims to train musicians to develop an independent and professional career high level of artistic requirement, either solo, or incorporated in institut ... [+]

PRESENTATION

The Master of Music It aims to train musicians to develop an independent and professional career high level of artistic requirement, either solo, or incorporated in institutions or groups; develop research capacities and cravings for the renewal of repertoires at national and international level; promote relations between performer and composer; promote research according to international standards and practices; allow the acquisition of specific skills for access to higher education and training of 3rd cycle. Area of ​​specialization: Composition and Interpretation and specific formations: accordion; Tuba; euphonium; Corner; Transverse flute; Oboe; Clarinet; Bassoon; Organ; carnation; trumpet; Trombone; horn; Guitar; Portuguese guitar; Percussion; Piano; Saxophone; Violin; Viola; Cello; Contrabass; Jazz: Voice; Flute; Clarinet; trumpet; Saxophone; Trombone; Guitar; Piano; Vibraphone; Contrabass; Eletric bass; Drums.... [-]

Portugal Evora
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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William Paterson University of New Jersey

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its co ... [+]

Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree.... [-]

USA Wayne
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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SOAS University of London

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 s ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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