Masters Program in Musicology in Europe

Top Master Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017

Musicology

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Musicology includes the study of history, philosophy, and application of music from many pin point of view. Graduate study in musicology may cover approaches such as traditional and ethnographic investigation as well as musicology theory, hermeneutics, and criticism.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Masters Degree in Musicology in Europe

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Master of Music in Musicology

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches... [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. Musicology  MMus The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches from the historiography, analysis, sociology and cultural and critical study of music, with the possibility of specialising in fields such as Popular Music Studies, Screen Music Studies, Historically Informed Performance Practice (scholarly approaches only) and Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism. Why this Programme Provision of placements in musical or cultural and arts organisations Provision of tuition in digital musicology Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is a unique centre of creative activity in diverse fields, from classical orchestras and ensembles, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to legendary venues in popular and traditional music, making it an outstanding place for musicological study. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab and practice rooms We have an excellent collection of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.   Programme Structure The programme is comprised of four core courses (Research Skills and Digital Musicology, Introduction to Musicology, Current Issues in Musicology and Dissertation in Musicology) to provide students with a firm basis in the current research and methods in musicology. These are complemented by a range of options to allow students to pursue their own specialized interests. Options will include: Historically Informed Performance Practice Introduction to Popular Music Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism Music, Sound and Screen There will also be opportunities to engage with interdisciplinary study, with courses available from other subjects within the School: Creative Industries and Cultural Policy (Centre for Cultural Policy Research) Festivals (Film and Television Studies) Making Time: performing and thinking temporalities in the creative arts (History of Art) Core teaching will be delivered during semesters 1 and 2. Over the summer months you will complete the Dissertation, to be submitted at the end of August. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including seminars and individual supervision. You have the opportunity to take a Placement in a Music or Arts organisation (subject to availability). Core and optional courses Core courses Research Skills and Digital Musicology Introduction to Musicology Current Issues in Musicology Dissertation in Musicology Optional courses: Festivals Historically Informed Performance Practice Seminar Introduction to Popular Music Studies The Contemporary Music Industries Making Time: performing and thinking temporalities in the creative arts Music, Sound and Screen Popular Music Politics Working in Music since 1800 Sonic Art Aesthetics and Criticism Placement Entry Requirements for entry in 2017 Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. International students  with  academic  qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 no sub-test less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than: Reading: 24 Listening: 24 Speaking: 23 Writing: 27 CAE  (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English):  185; no sub-test less than  185 CPE  (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  185; no sub-test less than  185 PTE Academic  (Pearson Test of English, Academic test):  70; no sub-test less than  70 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English:  ISEIII  at  Pass  with  Pass  in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to  degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for  degree level  programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses Career Prospects This programme prepares students for careers in the music and creative industries as well as related fields, such as the media and broadcasting. Additionally, this programme provides the necessary foundation for pursuing further research in musicology in the form of a PhD. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. 2. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in various contexts. 5. Select and produce teaching materials based on current trends in teaching music, enhancing and developing musical creativity of students. 6. To monitor the progress of modern research in the teaching of music and familiarize themselves with the necessary research and methodological tools. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

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

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. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. English Language 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 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 in 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 the first subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 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. English Language The entrance exam is conducted as a written text consisting of a linguistic and literary part. The linguistic part (langue disciplines): text analysis with regard to its phonetic, morphological, lexicological and syntactic aspects. A successful applicant needs to be well-versed in all the basic disciplines within the English language system (phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology and syntax). The linguistic test plumbs the applicants’ knowledge of the relevant terminology, their ability to properly expound miscellaneous systemic phenomena within their original context, and to give a practical illustration using some concrete language material. The test also includes theoretical syntax (semi-clausal constructions, negations, word order and functional sentence, etc.). The literary part of the test plumbs the applicants’ awareness of literature and literary history, namely in the fields of English and American literature (developmental tendencies, key representatives and canonical works, historical context, etc.) from their historical beginnings until today. 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 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. 1. Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 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. 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 English Language This graduate is acquainted with the fundamental concepts of, and relations between, the langue and parole disciplines including interdisciplinary approaches, is able to interpret texts of Anglophone literatures, has a good command of the latest theories and methods of English language teaching and can apply his/her knowledge and skills in his/her practice as a teacher. 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. [-]

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.... [-]


MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. 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. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities. Course Detail The four formal elements of the MMus Ethnomusicology programme are: The full unit core course Ethnomusicology in Practice. A broad introduction to the major themes of ethnomusicological study. Taught as a weekly two-hour lecture/seminar with additional tutorials. Part-time students must take this in their first year. The Dissertation in Music. A special study 11,000 words in length on a topic agreed with the candidate's supervisor. This will normally relate to the "major region" chosen below, but may instead deal with a theoretical or comparative topic. Part-time students normally take this in their final year. Select courses to the value of 90 credits from List A,B,C and/or D,including at least one course from list A. List A: Area Courses Atlantic Africa: (P)Layers of Mediation in African Popular Music (PG) - 15PMUC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year Aspects of Music and Religion in South East Asia - 15PMUH017 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Central Asian Music - 15PMUH008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Ethnicity, Religion and Gender in Middle Eastern Musical cultures - 15PMUH024 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Indian vocal music: Styles and histories - 15PMUH025 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Klezmer Music: Roots and Revival - 15PMUH011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music in Selected Regions of Africa: Contexts and Structures - 15PMUC006 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2016/2017 Music, Place and Politics in Cuba - 15PMUH015 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH016 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) - 15PMUH014 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Popular and Fusion Music in South East Asia (PG) - 15PMUH018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Sacred Sound in South Asia - 15PMUH021 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 List B: Additional Music Courses African and Asian Cultures in Britain - 15PANH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World - 15PANH010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 Analysing World Music: Transcription & Analysis in Ethnomusicology - 15PMUH004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 Composition - 15PMUH013 (0.5 Unit) - Full Year Digital traditional broadcasting communication - 15PMSH022 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Gender and Music (MMus) - 15PMUH009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music and Healing - 15PMUH019 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2016/2017 Music in Development - 15PMUC034 (1 Unit) - Full Year Performance - 15PMUC002 (1 Unit) - Full Year Sound Recording and Production - 15PMSH025 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 The Music Business (Masters) - 15PMUH003 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2 List C: Courses at King's College Students may also take up to a maximum of 45 credit units from King's College Department of Music (see this link for available options: https: //www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/study/handbook/programmes/pgt/mods15-16.aspx) . Special assessment rules apply for SOAS students taking King’s College courses to bring the credit rating of each course up to 45 credits. Please check with course tutors at King’s for specific requirements. Course choices will vary each year, at the time of completing this document, the following courses are available: Advanced Opera Study - (22.5 Unit) Advanced Studies in Musical Analysis & Criticism: Beethoven's Late Works - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Biography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Issues in Historiography and Criticism - (22.5 Unit) Performance, Gesture and Meaning - (22.5 Unit) Post-tonal Music and Composition Theory - (22.5 Unit) Theories of Modernism and the Avant-Garde - (22.5 Unit) 21st-Century Bach - (22.5 Unit) List D: Courses at SOAS from other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or MA Area Studies courses (including languages) in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures. Course choices are subject to the agreement of both the course convenor and the MMus Ethnomusicology convenor. Courses will normally relate to the same geographical region chosen from List A course(s). Teaching & Learning The Department of Music has been highly rated for teaching and research in all recent assessment exercises, and is regularly ranked amongst the top Music departments in the UK in Good University Guides. Music students have access to the large Main Library of the School which holds numerous books, journals and recordings relevant to the study of ethnomusicology and world music, as well as the nearby British Library Sound Archive and other London libraries and museums. The SOAS Library holds copies of standard reference works on music, such as the current edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. The Grove dictionary and the RILM database can also be accessed on line from computer terminals in the Library or elsewhere on the SOAS network. Listening facilities are provided in the Library, and most CDs are available on short loan. Among special items in the Department’s collections are: field recordings, films and slides a large working collection of musical instruments from Asia and Africa extensive staff collections relating to specific research interests Destinations A postgraduate degree in Ethnomusicology from SOAS gives students greater intercultural awareness, improved competency in performance and a better understanding of global music which will enable them to continue in the field of research or engage in related work. Equally, they develop a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and creative capacities including interpersonal skills, communication skills, focus, team work, passion and dedication. A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate. Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including: Internet Advertising Board Marie Stopes International Association of Culture & World Music School of Traditional & Popular Music Vortex Jazz Club Sony/EMI S24 Film British Library Grant & Cutler British Library UK Government Warner Music Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include: Production Assistant Sound Archive assistant Bookseller Solicitor Finance Manager Manager of Musical Association Junior Research Executive Project support officer Policy adviser Playworker Library Assistant Local Councillor A Student's Perspective "SOAS is a great place to study Ethnomusicology. It has the flavour of the world spread through the music made by the students, lecturers and guests." Marina Di Giorgi [-]

MA in Church Music - Performance Programme

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Church Music has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, Vocal Music and Choir. [+]

Programme overview

The Master in Church Music programme aims to train musicians with excellent artistic, teaching and professional abilities.



The programme has three specializations:

Arrangement and Composition Organ and Keyboard Vocal Music and Choir

After completing the programme students shall have well-developed knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to partake in various forms of professional work such as soloist work, as a member of a fixed ensemble or as a musician within a parish of the Church of Sweden or other denominations. Students shall also have developed the ability to study independently.

In addition, after completing the programme, students shall have acquired thorough entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing ecclesiastical and cultural life.... [-]


Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

University of Pavia
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. The Master in Musicolog:, Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The master addresses European musical culture, from its creations and compositional techniques to the discourse surrounding music that has developed over the centuries and present-day management of musical heritage. The two-year program aims to provide the methodological fundamentals, the analytical skills and the cultural background for higher level musicological research and, more generally, to allow students to competently participate in current discussions of music. In the academic panorama, musical knowledge appears nowadays to be complex and multifaceted: it includes musical texts and theories, art and popular music, compositional tools and conceptions of performance, the impact of media on musical experience, and the functions of music in different social contexts. The Master prepares students for this composite and interdisciplinary knowledge, which is now a fundamental prerequisite for doctoral programs in Europe and America. The skills acquired also provide access to careers in high-level institutions dedicated to conserving and promoting musical resources, and professions that involve transmitting musical culture or conceiving and managing cultural events with musical content. The Department of musicology and cultural heritage, which hosts the program, is part of the University of Pavia, but it is located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city. In 2013 it ranked first for academic production among all Italian departments comparable for size and sector of research. It is made up of distinguished scholars who represent all fields of musicological research and have gained international recognition. A long history of exchanges involving both students and instructors has consolidated the Department’s position within today’s global academic debate. The teaching staff’s areas of specialisation range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies, covering the entire chronological span from classical antiquity to the 21st century. Our wide and finely articulated didactic offer guarantees a complete and competitive training. Many ex-students of this Department have found positions in European and non-European universities, while others are employed by prestigious institutions dedicated to the conservation of musical heritage or concert activities, bearing clear witness to the wide scope of the education available at Cremona. Students of the program will be part of a dynamic intellectual community that encourages direct contact between professors and students and offers an extremely up-to-date library along with the most modern databases in the field of music. Furthermore, thanks to the work-experience seminars and presentations organised by the Department, students will be able to establish first-hand contacts with the music world (theatres, archives, music editors and the media). The courses will be distributed over three semesters. In the fourth, students will attend a workshop on Musical Archives and Libraries, complete an internship and write a master’s thesis. The curriculum of studies deals with three main areas: History, Theory and Text focuses on the different types of text through which European music is handed down: manuscripts and scores, theoretical writings, concert critiques, institutional documents. Music and Stage deals with the various aspects of music written for the stage, from Monteverdi to the present day. Music in Society and Media explores the relationships between music and society and their different conceptualizations in theory, in addition to the role of music in multimedia production. [-]

Master in Sound and Music Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition... [+]

Master in Sound and Music Computing Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition, performance, musicology), physics (acoustics), engineering (signal processing, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, electronics) and psychology (psychoacoustics, experimental psychology, neuroscience). Current areas of application include musical instruments, music production, music information retrieval, digital music libraries, interactive multimedia systems, and auditory interfaces. The UPF's master's programme in Sound and Music Computing focuses on the more technological aspects of the field. Objectives This master's programme aims to train the researchers and professionals who shape sound and music computing in today's information society. Combining practice and theory in a variety of areas, such as computational models, audio engineering, perception, cognition and interactive systems, the programme offers the necessary scientific and technological background to pursue a successful career. More specifically, the programme gives students the skills they need in both the most advanced technologies for the analysis, synthesis, transformation and production of sound and music and the main technologies and processes that support sound and music creation. Who is it for? The master's programme in Sound and Music Computing is aimed at students with a technical background who have some knowledge of music and seek to hone their research skills in the field of sound and music computing. Although no specific bachelor's degree is required, candidates must demonstrate that they have training in an area related to computer science or telecommunications. Structure The programme is research-oriented and combines subjects covering both theory and practice. Students must complete 40 credits' worth of compulsory and optional subjects and a final research project worth 20 credits. The master's programme can be completed in one year, if taken full-time, or two, if taken part-time. Part-time students will also be able to take complementary subjects from undergraduate engineering programmes or additional subjects from the master's programme. The part-time option is recommended for students who do not have a four-year degree in computer science or electrical engineering or an equivalent background. Content Students must complete 40 credits' worth of compulsory and optional subjects and carry out a final research project worth 20 credits. The master's degree final project is intended to help students break into a given field of research and must thus make an original contribution to the chosen field. The teaching programme includes specific core subjects, as well as optional subjects shared with other master's programmes offered by the Department of Information and Communication Technologies. The subjects most specific to this master's programme are: Audio and Music Analysis Audio and Music Processing Real-time Interaction Recording and Mixing Music Audio and Music Processing Workshop Music Perception and Cognition Internship The UPF's Music Technology Group (MTG) and other research groups and companies offer internships to students of the master's programme in Sound and Music Computing. Knowledge, skills and competences acquired Ability to plan and carry out research and development plans. Acquisition, management and transmission of methodological, technical and aesthetic knowledge. Ability to work in a team in academic and business settings. Development of critical thinking skills to enhance professional technical, methodological, economic, aesthetic and ethical decision-taking. Communication and creative skills. Career prospects Graduates of this master's programme may enrol on a doctoral programme or join research and/or development teams at companies specialized in services and applications related to sound and music computing. English Remember that in order to be successfully enrolled, the presentation of an official English certificate is an essential admission requirement. Only applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to pre¬sent an English certificate. Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the school’s Admissions Department and must comply with the required minimum scores: - TOEFL CBT: > 235 - TOEFL PBT: > 575 - TOEFL IBT: > 100 - CAE: C1 - IELTS: > 6.5 Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications. Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor’s Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English. [-]

Master in Ethnomusicology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. Master in Ethnomusicology The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. Curriculum Theory and history of the discipline (24Credits) Methods in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Contemporary research in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Work placement/Internship (24Credits) Thesis (24Credits) Mobility The Faculty encourages mobility at the Master’s level, preferably for one semester given the length of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The Master’s thesis cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the Master in Ethnomusicology prepares graduates for various career paths. Future professions are largely determined by the orientations students choose during their studies, and include teaching non-Western music, cultural mediation, conservation and promotion of audio-visual heritage, music publishing, cultural journalism, cultural heritage projects, musical creation for film and theatre, academic research, access to the programmes of non-Western music conservatories, etc. Admission Criteria Bachelor degree from a Swiss university or equivalent degree. Admission based on application file. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Music, Performer or Conductor

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene. It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments. The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities. Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet). Feedback of lecturers and students “Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by international experts. Our students are employed in Lithuania and the European Union concert organizations”. Doc. Dr. Saulius Gerulis, dean of Music Academy Competencies acquired Analyse and evaluate artistic and creative processes and the developing areas of music (creation, comprehension, usage and spread) as a part of culture. Prepare an artistic performance by making use of a provided repertoire. Perform different styles, genres and forms of music while displaying one’s own individuality along with the composer’s. Perform in various cultural and social environments and projects. Compare performances of different artists and compositions, recognize, analyse and compare elements of music from different eras and genres. Be able to present the relevant details of a composition’s historical context to the listeners and other performers. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to work in the following professional fields of work: play, sing in ensembles, musical collectives; erform roles, play in an orchestra or sing in a choir at various theatres; establish their own ensembles, musical collectives; pursue personal pedagogical practice of preparing; pursue personal pedagogical practice of teaching adults who want to learn an instrument or improve their vocal skills; pursue a solo career; take part in musical projects; continue studying at the doctoral level; write educational or professional papers for websites and musical journals. Access requirements Bachelor of Music degree and professional qualification of an artist. Applicants to the Performing Arts programme must be graduates of bachelor studies belonging to the same or related field. Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (TOEFL 87 iBT / 534, IELTS 5.5 or any other document proving B2 level) if the applicant had not received education in English. After admission all students will be tested for English language level at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level will be below B2 students have to study English to reach B2 level in first two semesters of Master studies. Students have to self-fund English studies. Portfolio (playbills of concerts, list of CD, links of musical activities, etc.). Bachelor degree diploma video (while applying the link of video can be indicated in the CV or portfolio). Admission score is counted based on: Arithmetic average of all subjects of Bachelor's degree diploma* 0,2 + the artist's portfolio delivery* 0,1+ motivation letter * 0,3 + diplomas of international competitions* 0,1 + bachelor degree diploma examination video (should be indicasted in CV) * 0,3. [-]

Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]

Master in Songwriting

 

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.

 

 

During the programme you will learn to:

Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]

Master of Music Teaching

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

This Master of Music Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations and was organized together with the Department of Music of the Institute of Letters and Human Sciences (ILCH). [+]

This Master of Music Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations and was organized together with the Department of Music of the Institute of Letters and Human Sciences (ILCH). It confers professional qualification for teaching in specialized music schools such as conservatories and music academies, in accordance to the ordinations of the laws for professional qualification for teaching in pre-school, elementary and secondary school (Law-Decree nr. 79/2014 of May 14th and Correction Declaration nr. 32/2014, which indicates Portaria nr. 693/98 as regulating the specific professional qualifications for professional recruitment in music teaching). This cycle of studies aims at training Music Teachers (in the areas of Instrumental Music, Music Sciences and Choral Direction) that are well-informed, critical and active professionals, and who are able : to rebuild their thought and actions during their lifetime; to structure, monitor and evaluate socially relevant learnings within the frame of a global development perspective of individuals and of their accomplished inclusion in school and society; to obtain theoretical and technical knowledge for the development of pedagogical and artistic projects in the context of specialized schools; to incorporate adequate methodologies encompassing the principles of reflection, self-orientation, creativity and innovation, not only as a source of knowledge, but also and mainly as a catalyst for action; to develop conscious, deliberate and responsible actions in the contexts of professional practice. [-]

MMUS Performance and Related Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Musicology in Europe 2017. This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire. You have the opportunity to engage with a range of different musical styles, and to develop those practical and intellectual skills that can make you a better informed and more accomplished performer. You receive significant amounts of one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition from expert performers, and participate in yearly master classes with distinguished international performers and teachers. You develop your individual specialist skills to a high technical and artistic standard, while also developing intellectual and team-working skills, and you have the opportunity to perform with a variety of departmental ensembles, including Goldsmiths’ Sinfonia. The programme offers an extensive list of elective modules that encompass historical study and the latest performance-based technologies. The pathway is particularly suitable for those hoping to develop a career as a professional solo or chamber musician, or to develop performance skills before entering teaching, or as preparation for PhD research in performance practice. It appeals to and can accommodate many different types of performer, whether your interests are in Classical or Romantic repertoire, or contemporary music. Skills The programme is designed to develop your practical skills as a musical performer to a high level. Careers The programme provides you with a secure technical and intellectual base on which you can build a career as a professional musician, or enhance your understanding and enjoyment of musical performance. Entry requirements You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Music or a relevant/related subject. Your qualification should comprise a substantial practical/creative element relevant to the selected MMus pathway and option choices. A detailed transcript of your degree is preferred. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Equivalent qualifications We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world. English language requirements If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements to study with us. For this programme we require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0) If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study. [-]

Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

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 one year to complete. The academic [+]

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 one year 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 Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


Advanced Master - Soloist Contemporary Music

School of Arts Ghent
Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Ghent

After obtaining a Master degree in Music, the School of Arts offers a two year Advanced Master program. [+]

Advanced Master - Soloist Contemporary Music

After obtaining a Master degree in Music, the School of Arts offers a two year Advanced Master program.All instrumentalists and singers have the opportunity to obtain the degree of Master Soloist in Contemporary Music. In the Advanced Master you are trained to be  a virtuoso interpreter of the most recent contemporary music.The training allows active and flexible integration in the field of practice.There are two possible paths to choose from:

    A training as soloist under supervision of a specialized teacher     A training as soloist in ensemble or in a multi-disciplinary environment under mentorship of the ICTUS ensemble and the SPECTRA ensemble. ... [-]