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Music Theory

University at Buffalo

M.A.
12 months
Duration
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

MA in Music Theory students will encounter a wide variety of course options offered by a diverse, energetic faculty. All of our graduate students engage with the important major areas of Western music theory, including Schenkerian analysis, set theory and serialism, and the history of music theory. This program is offered by the University at Buffalo. 

Overview

Additionally, areas of special interest include: critical studies, neo-Riemannian transformation theory, neo-Classicism and chromaticism. A strong contemporary music presence and cross-disciplinary approach to music study ensure a lively, close-knit community of composers, performers and scholars.

One of UB’s greatest resources, and fundamental to all of our degree tracks, is the Music Library, conveniently located on-site in Baird Hall. The Music Library possesses unusually strong collections in the areas of jazz, rare editions and contemporary music, including related graphic arts. 

Students who join the MA in Music Theory track, offered by the University at Buffalo, encounter a stimulating environment for exploring and pursuing the many avenues open within music scholarship today.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Schenker Studies
  • Music History
  • Bibliography
  • Foreign Language
  • Studies or Seminar in Music Theory
  • Pitch Structures 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission are accepted for fall entry only
  • Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters Of Recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exams (GRE)
  • Ub Financial Statement (International Students Only)
  • Bank Documents (International Students Only)
  • Passport (International Students Only)
  • Personal Statement And Statement Of Purpose
  • Support Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Music Theory
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