The Master of Arts (Music Pedagogy and Performance) degree is offered through the School of Arts on the basis of training in music pedagogy, upon completion of a successful research/graduate thesis and the staging of a graduate music recital. This degree is offered on a full or part time basis. The duration of study is 24 to 36 months.
+ Area of Specialisation
Music Pedagogy and Performance
+ Course Structure & Synopsys
Pedagogy and Performance Practice 1
Investigates to music pedagogical materials and scores as well as techniques in interpreting musical repertoires including instrumental and vocal works ranging from the Baroque Period to the Classical Period.
Traditional and Contemporary Applied Studio
A survey on the technical skills and the art of performance on the student’s instrument of specialisation.
Pedagogy and Performance Practice 2
Examines to music pedagogical materials and scores as well as techniques in interpreting musical repertoires including instrumental and vocal works ranging from the Romantic Period to the Modern Period.
Research Methods in Music
An introduction to research methods used in music pedagogy, education & performance areas. Includes the writing of a graduate research proposal.
Traditional and Contemporary Pedagogy Seminar
Discussion on teaching methods as well as the art and technique of performance on the student’s instrument of specialization. There is also a composition component whereby students are required to produce scores for vocal and western instrumental ensemble.
Music Pedagogy and Performance Seminar
Exposure and understanding of advance levels of instrumental or vocal performance. There are also in-depth studies of more complex works.
Music Pedagogy and Performance Thesis
An individual research dissertation based on pedagogical project and musical performance. A written thesis of approximately 10,000 words is required to record the practical achievements in support of their major field of research. A general performance recital to showcase their technical skills is also required
+ Programme Coordinator & Lecturers
Victor Kam Soo Teck , MMus (Arkansas), BMus (Arkansas) Piano Performance, Theory
Prof. Dr. Tan Sooi Beng , Ph.D (Monash), MA (Wesleyan), BA (Cornell), A.T.C.L., L.R.S.M. Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Southeast Asian Music
Associate Prof. Razif Mohamed , MMus (CNR Rueil Mal-Maison, Paris), BA (UK), BMus Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Jazz Pianist, Jazz Vocalist, Saxophonist, Band Leader – Jeep Jazz Trio & Jeep Latino Jazz Band
Dr. Abdul Razak Abdul Aziz , Ph.D (Edinburgh), MA (Columbia), BA (Skidmore) Composition, Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Compositions, Choral Conducting, Harmony
Dr. Jason Tye Kong-Chiang , Ph.D (South Carolina), MMusEd (Butler), BMus (Mount Union), L.R.S.M., L.T.C.L. Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, Music Education
Dr. Yumi Yoshioka , D.M.A. (South Carolina), MMus (South Carolina), BMus (Indiana State), A.Sc (Vincennas), DipABRSM Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, Educational Technology
Lena Lie Pek Hung , MA (Oregon), BA (Oregon) Music Analysis, Music History, Piano Pedagogy, Music Education
Applicants should possess the following:
- A Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or Design Studies.
- A minimum CGPA of 2.75/4 or equivalent.
- To attend a pre-test interview before the final selection.
- To possess five (5) years and above working experiences
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- A minimum score of 550 in Paper- based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
- A minimum score of 213 in Computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ; OR
- A minimum score of 80 in Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) ; OR
- A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or Passed USMs Intensive English Course Level 4.
- Results must be attached with the application form.
- Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
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