The pathway is carefully honed to foster and develop skills in performance and musicology at postgraduate level. The preparation of a dissertation allows you to develop research skills in an area closely related to your final recital performance. All of this takes place within the rich environment of the Department of Music's with its research and teaching strengths in musicology, performance, composition and technology.
What You Can Expect:
- Funding towards lessons on your instrument/voice.
- Priority access to practice room facilities.
- Regular rehearsal time with an official accompanist.
- Regular opportunities to perform in Performance Seminar classes.
- Priority allocation of tutorial time with visiting performers as available.
- Priority inclusion in the Department’s public lunchtime concert series.
- Opportunities to have performances recorded.
- Individual tutorial time with a designated advisor.
- Involvement in Research Seminar presentations in which MA students have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback.
Students of the Performance and Musicology degree programme from Maynooth University develop a portfolio of performance, communication, critical, and analytical skills, while the programme also trains students to work independently and manage their time effectively. These skills serve graduates well in a wide range of working situations, ranging from the freelance solo performing career, to arts administration and events management. The MA in Performance and Musicology is also an excellent option for those considering further postgraduate study or instrumental and vocal training.
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- Critical and Creative Media Research
- Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
- Music in Ireland
- Images of the Human Being. In Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Thought
- Musicology of Performance
- Readings in Modern European History
- Media Publics: Digital Media, Public Discourse and Political Formations
- Aesthetics of 20th/21 St Century Music
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMusic Music History Liberal Arts View 29 other Masters in Music in Ireland
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- Normally a minimum 2.1 honours degree in music is required. Applicants without this qualification may be requested to attend an interview
- International applicants must have a recognised primary degree considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
- Applicants will be required to demonstrate in audition and interview a standard on proposed principal instrument/voice equivalent to a minimum of a high II.1 Irish university bachelor degree. The audition should consist of c. 20 minutes of contrasting music. Vocalists are expected to demonstrate the ability to sing in three languages. Copies of music to be provided for examining panel along with listed programme.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.
Part-time EU: 4,330
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.