Master in Musical Instruments in Europe

Top Masters Degrees in Musical Instruments in Europe 2017

Musical Instruments

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.

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.

Master's in Musical Instruments in Europe

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Master in Music

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

The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Musical Instruments in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English/Greek Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Accordingly, the MMus programme provides equal emphasis on the students? artistic and pedagogical training in their specific performance area, along with coursework that will enhance their ability to conduct independent research and pursue a career characterized by self-motivated lifelong learning in their field. Career Prospects: Performing Musicians, Music Teachers, Arts Professionals (management, foundation work, etc.), Music Scholars Access to Further Studies: Graduates from this degree will be eligible to continue for additional post-graduate study in any area of music, as well as music related study of education. This may include work towards an additional master's degree or on a PhD or DMus degree. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate high technical skills of artistic expression. 2. Express knowledge of a wide variety of musical repertoire. 3. Perform in a variety of ensemble situations and solo situations. 4. Practice and rehearse effectively, alone and with groups. 5. Demonstrate a high level of musical literacy. 6. Demonstrate a high level of aural, creative, and re-creative skills. 7. Communicate effectively orally an in writing. 8. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical and expressive ability on their primary study. 9. Demonstrate advanced familiarity with repertory relevant to their primary study. 10. Demonstrate high understanding of current theoretical research on the nature of musical performance. 11. Demonstrate high understanding of theoretical principles of music pedagogy, including current theories of learning. 12. Manage the entrepreneurial aspects of their careers as performers and teachers. 13. Conduct independent research in any area of music related scholarship, but especially in the areas of performance studies and pedagogy related to their primary study [-]

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

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 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 length of cca 30 min. contains - 1 sonata, suite, concert, cycle, variations etc., - 1 concert etude, - 2 other compositions of different styles. The number of points is given by complex evaluation of intepretation of individual compositions. Pieces are to be memorized. 2. Interview – piano or violin (max. 10 points) - History of instrument, piano or violin literature (max. 5 points) - Description of personal musical experience and plans (max. 5 points) Pedagogy and Psychology 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. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: 1. to deliver a certified copy of completion of Bachelor’s degree programme, 2. to pass an entrance examination and reach at least one point in each part and reach required number of points determined by the Dean Preparatory course It´s possible to ask for individual consultations in advance. Information on the exercise of graduates Music The completion of MA degree insures musical knowledge and educational skills. Graduates are able to apply it in the means of current innovative trends. They are qualified to teach music at all levels of schools and music schools as well. Career opportunities include work in the state or the private sphere, children and youth spare-time musical programs. Instrument Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children, young people and adults. They possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general educational. The curriculums outcome is not qualification for teaching. [-]

Master of Music: Orchestral Performance (Strings)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Developed in partnership with the internationally-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), our recently-developed Master of Music and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Orchestral Performance are designed to enable advanced-level string players to focus on their development as orchestral musicians. Our courses aim to help you develop your expertise as an orchestral musician while supporting your professional development and enhancing your employability by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. These programmes also provide excellent opportunities for you to develop not only as an orchestral musician, but as a solo, chamber and ensemble player. [+]

Key Facts

· Birmingham Conservatoire is one of Europe’s leading music colleges.

· Our Orchestral Performance courses involve guaranteed playing opportunities within selected rehearsals of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

· You will work closely with at least two CBSO players: one will be your mentor within the orchestra, the other will be your teacher for your one-to-one lessons.

· One-to-one lessons are complemented by regular performances and masterclasses within the Conservatoire, including some taken by distinguished visiting guest artists.

· You will have access to a large menu of additional performance activities within the Conservatoire.... [-]


Masters of Music: Jazz (Performance or Composition)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Conservatoire is renowned for its Jazz courses, which are tailored specifically to meet the needs of developing jazz musicians. Designed for recent graduates and suitably-qualified mature students, our taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Jazz are designed to provide bespoke advanced-level tuition to Jazz Performers or Composers. Performance courses are built around the art of improvisation, while Composers are encouraged to develop an individual style. We also offer a PgCert programme for Jazz performers, details of which are available separately from conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. Key Facts • You will receive weekly individual specialist tuition. • All of our tutors are professional jazz musicians active on today’s scene, and our masterclass series involves coaching from major international jazz artists. • Jazz students have regular performance and rehearsal opportunities with both small and large ensembles. • Our postgraduate Jazz programmes provide students with the opportunity to develop a distinctive musical voice. • We will support your professional development and enhance your employability by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. [+]

Entry Requirements

MMus

You should normally possess at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution. You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.

PgDip

You should normally possess at least a Lower Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution.  You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.... [-]


MA in Music, Harpsichord

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master in Music programme, Harpsichord, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's programme in Music - Performance Programme, Harpsichord, 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.... [-]


MA in Music, Guitar

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Music (Performance Programme), Guitar, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music, Guitar, 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.

Read more about this programme on http://www.mhm.lu.se/en/education/performance-programmes-in-music-masters-level/classical/guitar.... [-]


MA in Music, Symphony Orchestra Instrument

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Music, Symphony Orchestra Instrument, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Symphony Orchestra Instrument, 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. Admission is possible on the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, harp.... [-]


MA in Music, Piano

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Piano, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Piano, 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.

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MA Composition

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Iceland Reykjavik

This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Musical Instruments in Europe 2017. This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. The student can choose from different modules regarding musical theory, electro-acoustics, instrumentation and composition to support his/her field. In addition, with the aim of developing the students professional skills, the student can choose from programmes in entrepreneurship, project management or artistic reflective research. Practical information 120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May. Admissions will be announced in May The autumn semester begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Composition is 4 students per year Teaching is in English Tuition for the school-year 2016-17 is ISK 796.000 per academic year. Please send following documentation by post along with electronic application: successfully submitted electronic form signed print-out of the electronic form and motivation letter CV certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts Portfolio of works Please visit our webpage for further information about the program: www.lhi.is/en [-]

Master of Music: Orchestra with main subject strings

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Rostock

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). [+]

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). Instrumental excellence regarding playing techniques and interpretational skills is the fundamental prerequisite for a successful orchestra musician. Therefore, the Artistic Module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul”, semesters 1–4) is the essential part of each semester. Ensemble playing from chamber music to orchestra playing in different contexts (university orchestra, practical period with a professional orchestra) is the pillar of the Key Module (“Schwerpunktmodul”, semesters 1–4). The core segment is supported by study fields such as audition training, concentration exercises and special playing techniques/secondary as well as historical instruments. The Module Applied Music Theory and Musicology (“Angewandte Musiktheorie und Musikwissenschaft”, semesters 1–2) has been aligned with the core area of the course. The Master’s course is characterized by its highly practical component which leads directly to the practical period in the second half of the study. During the 3rd and the 4th semesters, students choose one module out of a module catalogue to either refine their artistic skills or to specialise. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS Aptitude test in main subject (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock College of Music and Drama) Violin One etude or caprice of your choice (e.g. Dont op. 35, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski op. 10, Paganini) A first movement (with cadenza) from a concerto by W. A. Mozart (KV 216, KV 218, KV 219) A movement from a romantic virtuoso concerto (e.g. Wienawski, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky etc.) 3rd and 4th movements from a violin sonata by J.S. Bach (G minor, A minor, C major) Viola Same requirements as for the BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSE (STRINGS), but at a more advanced level of difficulty: Scales and arpeggios through three octaves in any key; scales in thirds, sixths and octaves An etude by Kreutzer, Hoffmeister, Campagnoli Two contrasting movements from one of J.S. Bach’s 6 solo suites A movement from a Romantic sonata (e.g. Eccles, Schumann op. 113, Schubert, Brahms etc.) First movement of a classical concerto (e.g. E. Casadesus, C. F. Zelter, F. A. Hoffmeister, K. Stamitz etc.) Cello Two contrasting movements from a solo sonata or partita by J.S. Bach 1st and 2nd movements from Haydn’s cello concerto in D major, op. 101 1st and 2nd movements from a Romantic or modern cello concerto A Caprice/Etude from Piatti or Popper (Advanced School of Cello Playing) A 20th century work composed after 1960 (please bring score for the contemporary work) Double bass Recitative from Beethoven’s 9th symphony An orchestral part of your choice Henry Eccles: Sonata, 1st and 2nd movements A fast movement from one of the following works: Koussevitzky, Bottesini or Dittersdorf concerto A work composed after 1950 [-]

Master of Music: Orchestra with main subject wind instruments

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Rostock

Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). [+]

Top Masters Programs in Musical Instruments in Europe 2017. Orchestra musicians have to meet both particular and complex demands regarding genre (sinfonia, opera, operetta, musical etc.), cast and style of the works which will be performed (knowledge of interpretational characteristics ranging from Early Music to vanguard playing techniques of the newest compositions is expected). Therefore, it is necessary for the musician to possess a high artistic potential as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble and to take up a subordinate role in a group (following a concertmaster, principal, conductor). Instrumental excellence regarding playing techniques and interpretational skills is the fundamental prerequisite for a successful orchestra musician. Therefore, the Artistic Module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul”, semesters 1–4) is the essential part of each semester. Ensemble playing from chamber music to orchestra playing in different contexts (university orchestra, practical period with a professional orchestra) is the pillar of the Key Module (“Schwerpunktmodul”, semesters 1–4). The core segment is supported by study fields such as audition training, concentration exercises and special playing techniques/secondary as well as historical instruments. The Module Applied Music Theory and Musicology (“Angewandte Musiktheorie und Musikwissenschaft”, semesters 1–2) has been aligned with the core area of the course. The Master’s course is characterized by its highly practical component which leads directly to the practical period in the second half of the study. During the 3rd and the 4th semesters, students choose one module out of a module catalogue to either refine their artistic skills or to specialise. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS Aptitude test in main subject (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock College of Music and Drama) Part 1: Three or four short works of varying characters and advanced levels of difficulty from different eras to demonstrate stylistic assurance. Duration: approx. 10 minutes Part 2: A Mozart concerto or a comparable audition concerto and 5 orchestral parts from the DOV (German Orchestral Association) audition booklet Duration: approx. 10 minutes [-]

Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice

The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Full time August 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher... [+]

Master of Music - Instrumental/Voice

An education within classical music, which aims toward a career as a professional musician/singer or professional instrumental/voice teacher.

Name: Master of Music - Instrumental/VoiceType: MasterLength: 2 yearsEuropean transfer credits: 120 ECTSLanguage: English

There are 5 different lines:

Orchestra Piano Accordion Guitar Voice

Teaching varies between solo lessons, lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there are master classes, chamber music and other specific subjects for different lines.

Graduation from the Master degree programme confers the title Master of music.... [-]