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Master's Course in Music

Program Description

The Graduate School of Music reorganized its master's degree programs in 2007. The former classification of specialties, that is three programs consisting of six different areas of study: Composition (Composition, Musicology), Voice, and Instrumental Music (Piano, Strings, Winds and Percussion), were incorporated into one unified Music program. This single program aims to establish the flexible system for interdisciplinary study and education beyond the boundaries of specialization while it offers opportunities for solid specialized researches. As a result, students can pursue their interests with more flexibility.

Specifically, the master's degree program at the Graduate School of Music covers seven areas of study: Composition, Musicology, Voice, Keyboard Instruments, Strings, Winds, and Percussion. Each of the areas are establishing classes in cooperation with other areas, even with the liberal arts classes and the Graduate School of Fine Arts. Such classes planned and established by more than two different areas of study are called "Project". Projects currently in operation are Composite Arts Project (Opera Project and Art Management Project, implemented in cooperation with the School of Art) and Music Project (Chamber Music Project, Orchestra Project, and Wind Orchestra Project).

There are considerable latent social needs for music. In other words, they are ample opportunities to make a contribution to communities by music. The master's degree program at the Graduate School of Music intends to develop individuals who can discover and at the same time, create social needs for music through their musicianship while refining their abilities as genuine professionals. The program provides necessary support for this purpose. As it has established the Art Management course recently, its flexible education effectively cultivate talents and interests of individual students.

Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Music reorganized its master's degree programs in 2007 into one unified Music program consisting of seven areas of study in order to establish the flexible system for interdisciplinary study and education beyond the boundaries of specialties, programs, and schools. In addition, for further advanced and comprehensive researches, the doctoral program was established in 2009. With "more deeply and more flexibly" as its academic philosophy, the Graduate School seeks students who actively improve their abilities to discover social needs for music through their expertise and their broad, interdisciplinary knowledge with an international perspective, and have promise to contribute to the world of music.