Master's in Music in Europe

Best Master's Programs in Music in Europe 2018

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

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

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

Masters Program in Music in Europe

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Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 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 two years to complete. [+]

Master of Music

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music) or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


Alliance 
The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education (Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd), a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education. AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements, you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


Master Dj Producer

DJ Productor
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Madrid

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. [+]

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

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

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


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

University of Pavia
Campus Full time October 2018 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. [+]

MUSEUR, Master in Musicology Cremona: where music lives

Cremona invites students from all over the world to apply to the two-year, first level “Music and Cultural Practice in Europe” Musicology Masters Course A.Y. 2017/2019

Enrolment opens: April 12

The city of Monteverdi, Ingegneri, Ponchielli (and the international capital of violin makers such as Guarnieri, Amati and Stradivari) offers the possibility to study in a safe, elegant, student-friendly town with centuries-long musical tradition, close to the most prestigious performance venues in Italy. The Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage at Pavia University hosts one of the most important faculty in Italy in the musicological field. The professors’ areas of specialization range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies.... [-]


Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time August 2018 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 PracticeMMus

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. Provisionof specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have arange 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. Otherinstruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra,... [-]

Master's Degree In Music

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Évora

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

PRESENTATION

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


Master of Music

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 24  September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree program for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. [+]

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

Accreditation and reviews

The joint Master of Music program at Fontys and the Maastricht Academy of Music has been accredited by the NVAO, the organization for accreditation in higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. The Master of Music leads to the accredited M.Mus. degree. In 2015, the Dutch HBO-Keuzegids Guide selected the Master of Music program at Fontys as the number 1 in the Netherlands.... [-]


Masters in Popular Music Performance

Academy of Music & Sound
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton + 4 more

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry. [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Combine practical and academic study with extensive ensemble work and individual tuition Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas Masters Popular Music Performance

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique and creativity.... [-]


MMus Performance

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. [+]

MMus Performance

Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year. Part time: 2/3 calendar years.

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

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism.

The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional modules they pursue additional interests as well.... [-]


MM in Music, Vocal and Drama Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Vocal and Drama Studies aims to further educate musicians that possess a high level of artistic and professional ability. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in different professional capacities. [+]

Programme overview

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

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student will 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 will also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student will have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


Didácticad Master's Degree In Music

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Castellón

It is aimed at graduates higher conservatory who wish to develop a didactic advanced training as professional teachers conservatories. [+]

It is aimed at graduates higher conservatory who wish to develop a didactic advanced training as professional teachers conservatories. The master's program proposed by specific (to interpretation and applied didactics) General materials (didactic, innovative and introduction to research) and provide a complete and integrated training that promotes educational advancement of the teaching of music in their professional levels from its formative aspect, responding from academia, the musical needs of today's society. Thus, the Master in Music Education at the Universitat Jaume I will provide the teacher training established in Articles 96.1 and 100.2 of the Consolidated Organic Law 2/2006 of 3 May, Education text .... [-]


MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis... [-]


Master in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

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

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

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

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Master's Degree In Musical Interpretation And Research

VIU Valencian International University
Online Part time 1 - 1  April 2018 Spain Valencia

It offers two itineraries of specialization: professional itinerary, which aims to provide the instrumentalist of high-level training in violin, viola, cello and piano; research itinerary, which gives students a methodological training that allows access to doctoral programs of musical research. [+]

Master in Interpretation and Musical Research

It offers two itineraries of specialization:

Professional track, which aims to provide the instrumentalist of high-level training in violin, viola, cello and piano. Research itinerary, which gives students a methodological training that allows access to doctoral programs of musical research.

It has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" in the 5th edition of TWSIA. Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award.

Career prospects

The most common outlets for graduates of music and why you might be interested in this Master are:

Performance practice The employment in professional circuits solo performers or chamber music is very complex, because it requires very difficult international professional contacts to get for a new graduate. The reserach Attending majority profile that our offer is addressed, as are the graduates of the Conservatory, our proposal gives them direct access to the doctoral programs. The improvement for the exercise of teaching While this aspect is not among the primary objectives of this design, the experience has given us the first edition of this master's degree as a degree has demonstrated the interest generated among teachers of music. Practices ... [-]

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Royal Academy of Music - Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium
Campus Full time 4 - 5  September 2018 Denmark Aarhus Sweden Stockholm Finland Helsinki Malmö + 5 more

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm... [+]

Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ

The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually. The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.The programme’s common language is English.You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.... [-]


Master of Music (MMus)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Campus Full time August 2018 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. ... [-]