The Mead Witter School of Music enriches students' educational experience by hosting guest artists and scholars for master classes, recitals, colloquia, seminars, and festivals. Its performing organizations and ensembles perform more than 350 recitals and concerts every year, making a significant contribution to the cultural life of the university and the wider Madison community.
Mead Witter School of Music views its goals and objectives as complementary to those of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which include "to provide an environment in which faculty and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of the present and future generations with improvement in the quality of life."
At the University of Wisconsin Madison, the master degree in Music Performance is offered with majors in brass; composition; guitar; percussion; piano performance; collaborative piano; piano performance and pedagogy; organ; string performance; vocal performance; opera; woodwinds; multiple woodwinds; choral conducting; orchestral conducting; wind conducting.
- Communicates well-developed musical ideas clearly and energetically in performance and, where applicable, in compositions.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate stylistic details in performance of music from a variety of historical periods and cultural origins.
- Draws upon extensive understanding of a variety of musical cultures and historical periods for the preparation of a performance or a composition.
- Selects the most appropriate methods of technique or notation to achieve the intended result in performance.
- Shows ability to express, verbally and in writing, musical ideas and interpretive conclusions to peers and colleagues.
- Recognizes and applies principles of ethical and professional conduct.
- Respects colleagues and values contributions of others in collaborative endeavors.
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Programme StructureTracks offered:
- Brass Track
- Choral Conducting Track
- Collaborative Piano Track
- Composition Track
- Guitar Track
- Multiple Woodwinds Track
- Opera Track
- Orchestral Conducting Track
- Organ Performance Track
- Percussion Track
- Piano Performance Track
- Piano Performance and Pedagogy Track
- String Performance Track
- Vocal Performance Track
- Wind Conducting Track
- Woodwind Performance Track
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic View 1074 other Masters in Music in United States
- Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in music or equivalent foundational course work as required by each area of study
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale, calculated on the last 60 credit hours) is necessary for full admission
- The M.M. program involves substantial academic work and requires excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills. Therefore, all international students are required to submit a TOEFL score
- Typically, performance applicants are required to audition in person
International25336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National25336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State12009 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12009 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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