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Best Masters Degrees in Music in North America 2019

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.

Master's in Music in North America

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University of Redlands

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

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.... [-]

USA Redlands
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Five Towns College

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished. ... [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $40,690 Books and supplies: $2,600 On-campus room & board: $25,530

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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USA New York
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Park University

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians. ... [+]

Master of Music

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Individual programs may require appropriate entrance test scores such as the GRE or GMAT. Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the soleor final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT. Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy: ... [-]

USA Parkville Kansas City
September 2019
Campus
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Binghamton University

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best sui ... [+]

MM in Music

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. The latter trains young artists for a career in opera.

The Tri-Cities Opera provides the opera students with a professional resident artist program, allowing for immense growth in personal, professional and creative endeavors through performing with TCO. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for a limited number of assistantships, scholarships, and awards.

Our Master of Music program consists of five concentrations:... [-]

USA Binghamton
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Jazz Studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vo ... [+]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Performance (MM)

Degree Offered: Master of Music

Concentration: Jazz Studies & Performance

Campus Location: Main Campus

Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)

Atinuke (Tinu) Adeniran

Associate Director

Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services

Telephone – 973-720-2764

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Program Description

The Jazz Studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a 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 the areas of 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. ... [-]

USA Wayne
November 2019
Full time
Campus
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William Paterson University of New Jersey

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vo ... [+]

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)

Atinuke (Tinu) Adeniran

Associate Director

Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services

Telephone – 973-720-2764

Connect with us on WhatsApp

Program Description:

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a 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.... [-]

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

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its co ... [+]

Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree.... [-]

USA Wayne
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education. ... [+]

Overview

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

We challenge you to take your musicianship to the next level, with private study and collaborative music-making in small and large group settings. We also challenge you to think critically about music and expand your horizons in the arts and humanities. This professionally oriented approach prepares our graduate students for positions of vital importance in the music world and as music educators in public schools and colleges. Select a program from below to learn more.

Audio Arts (M.A.)

The interdisciplinary master of arts (M.A.) degree program in audio arts offers you the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields. Taught in conjunction with Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the 14-month program offers four specializations at the intersection of music and media: music industry studies, sound production and recording arts, radio horizons, and music video. It begins with an intensive summer “boot camp” and concludes with a professional music industry internship capstone the following summer.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
14 
Campus
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James Madison University

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide ... [+]

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts. The Master of Music program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills.

Performance majors will specialize in activities that develop the technical mastery and musical maturity essential to the art of making music involving their chosen instrument or voice. Student composers will immerse themselves in the techniques and aesthetics of musical creation and will become aware, through intensive examination, of the music and musical thought of all style periods, especially that of the present and immediate past. Music education students will examine the foundations and principles underlying the practices of their profession and will develop both scholarly and technical abilities essential to a continuing development as effective teachers and leaders.... [-]

USA Harrisonburg
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Concordia University Chicago

The master of church music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implemen ... [+]

Overview

The Department of Music at Concordia University recognizes music as a gift of God and means through which all people can participate more fully in the world around them. The department provides all Concordia students a variety of opportunities to study and perform music, enabling their lifelong growth and involvement in the arts, while enriching the larger community. At the graduate level, the goal of the department of music is to provide a broad-based musical education with an emphasis on church music and/or general music studies.

Program Objectives

The master of church music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of curricular studies and applied music in organ or voice-oriented to the practical and professional requirements of the church musician. It is intended for persons desiring to lead church music in the local parish and in the larger church.... [-]

USA River Forest
August 2019
Campus
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