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Music Theory and Composition - Concert Music, M. M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
In the Music Theory and Composition - Concert Music program from New York University, you will develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized composers. 

Overview

In the Music Theory and Composition - Concert Music program from New York University, you will specialize in traditional composition, electronic composition, composing for film, or music theatre. You will be actively involved in the performance of your work, collaborating with composers, musicians, and other artists at NYU and throughout New York City.

You’ll complete course work in music research, music history/literature, and music composition. Through elective courses, you may tailor your curriculum toward your specific interests and musical goals. Elective courses include Scoring Techniques, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, and Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition.

Performance Opportunities

You'll be actively involved in the scheduling and performance of your own works, in concerts and readings by NYU performance groups in residence and school performing ensembles, as well as chamber groups hired for composition concerts. 

You will also have countless opportunities to collaborate with performers, dancers, actors, and multimedia applications. Within our department, there are very active collaborations with the Music Technology, Jazz Studies, and Instrumental and Vocal Performance programs. In addition, we regularly collaborate with musicians and other artists in New York City.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contemporary Music 
  • Music Criticism 
  • Colloquy in Music
  • Opera in the 20th century 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Students have up to six years to complete the program.

  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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