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Music: Musicology (MM), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The Division of Musicology offers the BM degree in music history, the BA degree with a concentration in music history, the MM in musicology, and the PhD in music (musicology).

About

The faculty members in the division cultivate a wide number of research interests. Paul Laird has published books on the Spanish villancico, Leonard Bernstein, the Broadway musical, and the revival of the baroque cello. He also directs the Instrumental Collegium Musicum. Roberta Freund Schwartz's research specialties include the Spanish Renaissance, patronage, blues and rock. Alicia Levin's research focuses on nineteenth-century French culture and early American country music. Ketty Wong, an ethnomusicologist, focuses on Latin American popular music and ballroom dancing in China.

Visiting scholars of international stature present lectures at KU, and the Collegium Musicum offers programs of early music using the University's collection of replicas of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque instruments. The Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library contains over 60,000 music scores and books, over 20,000 sound recordings, and is especially strong in composer's complete editions and monument editions, along with other important research tools. It is the leading music library in the Great Plains region. Another important source for music research at the University of Kansas is the enormous collection of historic recordings housed in the Richard Wright Jazz Archive and James Seaver Opera Archive. The Division normally has at least four students working as graduate teaching assistants and scholarships/fellowships are available.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition 1 
  • Theory I
  • Recitals
  • Lessons
  • Comp, Syn, Elec

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  •          Resume/Vita
  •          3 Letters of reference
  •          Scanned copies of official transcripts from all higher education schools attended
  •          Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  •          Repertoire List (Performance majors)
  •          Three original compositions (Composition majors)
  •          GRE scores (Musicology PhD and Masters, Theory PhD)
  •          Writing sample (Musicology, Theory, Organ and Church Music majors)
    International Students
  •          Test of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)
  •          Financial statement
  •          Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13230 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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