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Music, MM

Music, MM

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About

Program Overview

The Department of Music offers master's degree programs for students seeking advanced study in music. The degree Master of Music has two main purposes: (1) To provide instruction for gifted musicians as they enter the professional world of orchestral, recital, and solo performance; or, (2) To enhance and upgrade the credentials and abilities of K-12 music educators, individuals preparing to enter doctoral-level programs in performance, and students intending to teach in postsecondary level institutions where the master's degree is required.

Students may choose between three concentrations: Performance (emphasizing studio instruction or conducting, and culminating in a public recital), Teaching (directed towards music educators in grades K-12 who desire a master's degree in this discipline), or Composition.

Research Facilities

Music study is enriched by the well-equipped and modern facilities in the Amy E. du Pont Music Building and the Center for the Arts. These provide ample rehearsal, practice, and performance spaces. An excellent collection of scores, books, and music journals is housed in the University's Morris Library. In addition, the department's Music Resources Center contains a fine collection of audio and video recordings. The building also houses extensive electronic equipment to support the work in computer technology which has earned the department international acclaim.

Programme Structure

Courses:Performance Concentration: Instrumental (non- keyboard)
  • Chamber Music Literature
  • Symphonic Literature
  • Studies in Music History
  • Large Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Materials and Methods of Research
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Analysis and Interpretation
  • Elective Music or Non-Music Elective
Performance Concentration: Instrumental (keyboard)
  • Master's Recital
  • Advanced Keyboard Literature
  • Chamber Music Literature
  • Studies in Music History
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Materials and Methods of Research
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Pedagogy and Literature
  • Advanced Analysis and Interpretation
III. Performance Concentration (voice)
  • Master's Recital
  • Vocal Literature I: Song
  • Studies in Music History
  • Vocal Literature II: Opera
  • Large Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Materials and Methods of Research
  • Advanced Private Study
  • Advanced Private Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    35 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    155

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    151

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Application Fee - A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application.
  • Prerequisites - You may have majored in any area during your undergraduate study. However, the MAP program requires students to have taken ACCT 207 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 208 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (or their equivalents) before beginning coursework.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • International Students: Language Test Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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  • In-State Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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Living costs for Newark

  • 990 - 1700 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

University Fellowships

  • Graduate Stipend Awards
  • University Graduate Fellows
  • University Graduate Scholars
  • University Dissertation Fellows Award
  • Professional Development Award
Graduate Student Assistantships
  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Research Assistantships
  • Graduate Assistantships

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