Master's in Composition

Top 17 Master's Programs in Composition 2017

Composition

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.

Composition as an academic subject focuses on the creation and arrangement of original musical scores. Choosing to study composition may help lead scholars to employment in the theater arts as stage producers, in academia as music teachers or professors, or as music publishers or critics.

Masters in Composition

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Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 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. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. 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... [-]

Master in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Music Composition with Technologies

ESMUC Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

This Master’s program was designed and offered for the first time in the school year 2007–2008 as part of the ECMCT (European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies), the Leonardo da Vinci European project. This project aims to define contents and methodologies at a high level for a post-graduate course based on the latest technologies. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. Introduction This Master’s program was designed and offered for the first time in the school year 2007–2008 as part of the ECMCT (European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies), the Leonardo da Vinci European project. This project aims to define contents and methodologies at a high level for a post-graduate course based on the latest technologies. This project was developed in collaboration with prestigious European institutions specializing in this field: IRCAM (Paris), Technische Universität (Berlin), Universität der Künste (Berlin), Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler (Karlsruhe and Weimar), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Muzyka Centrum Art Society (Krakow), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn). The current Master’s in Musical Composition with technologies draws on the experience and covers many different technical aspects and specialized programs, as well as concepts and techniques inherent in the creation and structuring of a well elaborated musical discourse. This discourse includes both the aspects of the instrumental writing and the technology. The knowledge acquired in this program converges in the elaboration of a mixed work for instrument and electronics in a free format that could be with instrument and tape or a work which interfaces and/or interacts in real time. Objectives The principal objective of the program is to offer a specialized course for composers or music professionals who want to incorporate the latest technology into their productions. This course will provide the necessary tools in order for the students: To know and to understand how to use the main concepts of computer tools and... [-]

Master in Composition of Soundtracks and Music for Audiovisual Media

ESMUC Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. [+]

Introduction Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. The complexity and depth required to cover this wide variey of elements, musical parameters and sounds to the different image formats requires an exclusive training program with highly specialized studies which are now offered in the post graduate studies at the Esmuc. Objectives To offer specialization in sound creation for audiovisual media. The program requires that students have the resources necessary for composition of soundtracks, publicity, and other specializations derived from music for audiovisual media. To master production and post-production techniques of sound production and, simultaneously, to use the main concepts and computer tools applicable to the production and creation of music for cinema and audiovisual media. Student profile The Masters is intended for graduates in music, composers, musical artists and sound designers with experience in the field of composition or sound audiovisual productions. Programme Recording techniques Fundamentals of Composition Analysis of Music for Film and Video Fundamentals of orchestration Sound Design History of Audiovisual Music Audio recording workshop Scoring for film and multimedia Orchestration for film and multimedia MIDI Orchestration Other media formats Final project Schedule Classes are scheduled everyday from 18 to 20 h 1st term (October to December) Monday: Recording techniques Tuesday: Fundamentals of Composition Wednesday: Analysis of Music for Film and Video Thursday: Fundamentals of orchestration Friday: Sound Design 2nd term... [-]

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. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. 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 (MMus)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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... [+]

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. With this range of individual aspiration in mind, we have designed the Masters framework to offer you a great deal of choice and flexibility around your core principal study, however that is defined. The level of choice and flexibility also reflects the reality that you will probably pursue a portfolio career, either by necessity or through choice.Whatever your individual rationale for study, the Royal Conservatoire’s Masters framework takes as its starting point the notion that you already have a broad base of skills, knowledge and understanding, and a realistic and well-focused sense of what you need to build on that base to reach higher levels of accomplishment and understanding. Taught postgraduate programmes... [-]

Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo)

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. The programme is designed for 2 years (4 semesters) of studies. Each institution is responsible for organizing, carrying out and ensuring quality of academic work during one semester. The responsibility shall be divided as follows: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (1st semester); Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2nd semester); National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon (3rd semester); Hamburg University of Music and Theatre ( 4th semester). Organisation of Semesters The CoPeCo Masters Programme is a full-time joint programme (120 ECTS) divided into four semesters of study (30 ECTS each). You will spend each semester in a different institution and country, as follows: 1st semester: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia... [-]

Master in Music Science

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. [+]

Master in Music Science Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. The chair of Music Science and methods was established in 2002-2003. The chair consists of a assistant-professor, 5 senior teachers, two teachers, a senior laboratory-assistant and a demonstrator. The subjects taught in the chair are: Harmony Solfege Music History The history of music of Eastern nations Nakhchivan music culture The bases of Azerbaijan folk music The creativity of Azerbaijan folk music Modern music Music criticism Archives and bibliography experience The history of performing arts Special pedagogic preparation Specialty Music and its teaching methods [-]

Master of Music

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir,... [-]

Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom 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 creative environment. [+]

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, an 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.  The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony... [-]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time Open Enrolment USA Wayne

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. [+]

Masters Degrees in Composition. Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging (MM) Degree Offered: Master of Music Concentration: Jazz Studies and Arranging Campus Location: Main Campus Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only) Program Description: The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. Program Features Over 20 ensembles perform each semester-duos, trios, quintets, sextets, Big Band, Latin Band, Repertory Band, Vocal Workshop, Vocal Lab. Focus on improvisation, as well as repertoire, group performance techniques. WP Jazz Faculty - Veteran New York musicians with international reputations as performers, recording artists, arrangers and conductors in residence-accessible and dedicated to teaching. Small Jazz Program Size - Twenty graduate students are given many opportunities for one-on-one interaction. Performance Opportunities - Jazz majors perform in four weekly ensemble rehearsals. Student groups are featured as opening for professional jazz artists on William Paterson's renowned Jazz Room Concert Series, on the University's Midday Recital Series,... [-]

MA in Church Music - Performance Programme

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

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.... [-]


MA in Music - Performance Programme, Composition Diploma

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Composition Diploma, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Composition Diploma, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments. On completion of the programme, the student must demonstrate major proficiency and skills as well as an ability to compose music at an advanced artistic level. Furthermore, the student must possess an extensive understanding and knowledge of composition for instrumental ensembles of varying configurations. He/she must also be prepared to contend with the various aspects demanded in the course of working as a professional composer/musician and have developed the ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have obtained advanced entrepreneurial skills that increases his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


MA in Music, Composition

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

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

Programme overview

The Master in Music programme - Performance Programme, Composition, aims to educate composers 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 different forms. 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/study-opportunities-for-international-students/performance-programmes-in-music-on-masters. For general information about studies at Lund University, please visit www.lunduniversity.lu.se.... [-]


MA in Music, Jazz Improvisation

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Master Programme in Music, Jazz Improvisation aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Jazz/Improvisation, 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.... [-]