Long Island University

M.A. in Music (History & Literature, Performance, or Theory & Composition)

Address:

720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States

Phone:

1-516-299-2900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Music (History & Literature, Performance, or Theory & Composition)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

M.A. in Music Theory & Composition:

Our 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Theory and Composition offers an in-depth study of tonal and atonal harmony, form, arranging, orchestration, and development of an individual's compositional technique. The rich array of courses taught by our outstanding faculty of professional musicians and educators ranges from "Polyphonic and Harmonic Analysis" and "Orchestration" to "Jazz Composition and Arranging" and "Music Notation at the Computer."

A thesis is required to complete this degree program. An acceptable large-scale musical composition may be submitted to satisfy this requirement.

As a student in this program, you will work with faculty members who are active musicians with flourishing professional careers and extensive networking connections in the music world. In addition, you will have access to workshops and master classes conducted by high-profile musical artists from New York City and around the world. Music majors also perform on national and international tours organized and led by their professors. You also will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of LIU Post’s performing ensembles, including groups that specialize in contemporary, traditional and early music styles.

M.A. in Music History & Literature:

Our 36-credit Master of Arts in Music with a concentration in History and Literature explores the evolution of musical styles, both instrumental and vocal, and cultural developments that influenced Western and world music. Both comprehensive historical surveys as well as advanced studies in specialized areas of musicological research are taught.

A thesis is required to complete this degree program.

As a student in this program, you will work with faculty members who are active musicians with flourishing professional careers and extensive networking connections in the music world. In addition, you will have access to workshops and master classes conducted by high-profile musical artists from New York City and around the world. Music majors also perform on national and international tours organized and led by their professors. You also will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of LIU Post’s performing ensembles, including groups that specialize in contemporary, traditional and early music styles.

M.A. in Music Performance:

Our 36-credit Master of Arts in Music with a concentration in Performance is geared toward candidates with a strong background in solo instrumental, vocal, or conducting performance. This plan of study is based substantially on courses and activities with performance emphasis. Advanced instruction in applied music, coaching, conducting, master classes and workshops are offered as well as opportunities in solo, chamber, and various large ensemble performances.

A thesis with performance component is required to complete this degree program.

As a student in this program, you will work with faculty members who are active musicians with flourishing professional careers and extensive networking connections in the music world. In addition, you will have access to workshops and master classes conducted by high-profile musical artists from New York City and around the world. Music majors also perform on national and international tours organized and led by their professors. You also will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of LIU Post’s performing ensembles, including groups that specialize in contemporary, traditional and early music styles.

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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