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Best Master's Programs in Music in Europe 2019

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Typically, music programs concentrate on the historical, theoretical and technical aspects of music and performance. An interdisciplinary field, music is as much for the ambitious academic as it is for the aspiring professional musician.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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London College of Creative Media

Our programme in Music Performance can help you kick-start your entrepreneurial career. You will benefit from industry experts who will prepare you to deal with unpredict ... [+]

MMus in Music Performance

Are you looking to develop your performance skills so that you can position yourself at the forefront of the music industry? Do you want to pursue artistic and professional success in the music field?

Our programme in Music Performance can help you kick-start your entrepreneurial career. You will benefit from industry experts who will prepare you to deal with unpredictable business scenarios. Let us help you unleash your artistic potential and develop an original repertoire. Thanks to this programme, you can get one step closer to where you want to be.

Course Requirements Entry via second class honours degree as BMus or equivalent BA/BSc in a music di... [-]
United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
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 Tilburg
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

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 comp ... [+]

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 admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
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 2019
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
October 2019
Full-time
1200 hours
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 Malmö
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive crea ... [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms. Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range 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 owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary art scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
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
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Education

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 d ... [+]

Music

The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of 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 the pedagogical orientation of master degree.

See the study plan on http://studium.pedf.cuni.cz/karolinka/

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 the pedagogical orientation of master degree.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
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
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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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, Compos ... [+]

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:... [-]

Spain Logroño
October 2019
Part-time
1 year
Online
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University of Nicosia

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers a ... [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Specifically, it enhances and develops the students’ personal performance standards; the range of their performance experience; their effectiveness as pedagogues; and their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
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DJ Productor

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to lea ... [+]

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. The Master DJ Producer Is a course with professional experts in each of the areas of learning, who will put at your disposal your knowledge and years of experience working with artists and projects of international stature.

This master's degree can be started any month of the year.

DJ Productor, music production school and DJ is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
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Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities

The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. ... [+]

The Master's Degree program is aimed at training highly - skilled performers , singers and vocal art teachers at all levels of education. Undergraduates have the unique opportunity of creative communication with outstanding singers of our time, such as People's Artists of Russia B.N.Kudryavtsev , N.V.Baskov , Honored Artist of Russia V.M.Syutkin, famous pop singer S.M.Penkin etc. The result of Master’s Degree Course is a concert performance and protection of master's thesis on topical issues of theory and methodology of vocal art. The uniqueness of the master's degree program:

All undergraduates have the opportunity to master various genres of classical, pop, jazz and folk music; The combination of theory and practice of voice with the provision of extensive network of practice bases Participation in various vocal competitions and festivals, including the International Competition "Muses of the world" ("Contemporary Art and Education" ). All undergraduates have the opportunity to serve the scientific and practical conferences and publish articles; The program has a teaching component, which allows to master methods of teaching vocal music at different levels of education. Final certification - participation in the show program or project performance and protection (if desired, may be replaced with the protection of master's thesis). ... [-]
Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 2,5 years
Campus
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to ... [+]

Master of Music (MMus)

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or teach, either as the sole focus of your professional life or, more likely, as part of a portfolio career. You might have your sights set on doctoral study, on making a contribution to Scotland’s vibrant traditional music culture or may perhaps wish to fulfil one of the vital specialist music roles in related art forms such as ballet. Whatever your rationale for applying to the Royal Conservatoire’s MMus, you will be here to refine and extend your musicianship in preparation for your next steps.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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