The Music Composition and Theory programs at Brandeis University are designed to help students develop a command of the craft of composition. That objective is supported by studies in theory and analysis and in electro-acoustic music.
Learning outcomesThe programs offer an integrated approach to the understanding of the nature, structural basis, and historical development of music. Students may elect to emphasize or concentrate in music history or in theory and analysis. In the music history program, a variety of techniques and methodologies, including style development, source studies, and historiography, are applied to different repertories and historical problems. The theory and analysis program features work in the history of theory as well as analytic work in the context of theory construction involving the evaluation of pretonal, tonal, and contemporary analytic models.
- History of Music Theory
- History of Music Notation
- Popular Music
- Contemporary Analytical Methods
- Music and Philosophy
- Music Aesthetics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic Music Composition View 169 other Masters in Music Composition in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed application
- Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
- English Proficiency
- A letter of recommendation
International55104 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55104 USD per year during 12 months.
National55104 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55104 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Waltham
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