As the first graduate program in North America to require coursework in public musicology, Westminster’s program looks beyond traditional music history and research to consider musicology as a practice in civic engagement.
As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to study with many of the best-known names in music, as well as education directors at performing arts centers and museums, digital archivists, music journalists, oral historians and musicologists involved in K-12 education. You will develop research skills associated with a typical musicology degree while also exploring American music and the cultural relevance and influence of music.
The Master of Music in American and Public Musicology from Rider University will prepare you for doctoral studies in musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory. It also will prepare you for a career as an entrepreneurial performer, arts administrator or writer, or a position with an arts foundation, historical society, performing arts center, education department or museum.
The M.M. in American and Public Musicology combines Westminster’s small, conservatory style environment with Rider University’s respected liberal arts programs. You will:
- Work closely with world-renowned faculty who are accessible and involved in the learning process.
- Learn and collaborate with the nation’s best public musicologists and experts in American music.
- Gain value experience and build your résumé while performing in Westminster Choir College’s acclaimed Symphonic Choir, with the opportunity to perform with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors.
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- Courses included:
- Introduction to Musicology
- Pro-Seminar in Music
- Public Musicology
- Theory or Music History Elective
- Music History Seminar
- Elective in an American Topic
- Symphonic Choir
- 12 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete the graduate application for admission.
- Submit the non-refundable $50 application processing fee.
- Submit two reference letters.
- Submit GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores.
- Submit two research papers of at least 2,500 words, one of which is on a music topic.
- Submit Aims and Objectives Statement outlining professional goals and expectations for the degree program.
- Submit a current résumé.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
International43720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43720 USD per year during 12 months.
National43720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43720 USD per year during 12 months.
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