Taught course

Performance & Musicology

Institution
Maynooth University · Department of Music
Qualifications
MA(Mus)

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum II.1 honours degree in music is required. Applicants without this qualification may be requested to attend an interview. Internal Maynooth University applicants: Applicants specialising in performance for their UG programme must obtain a minimum of a high II.1 result for Single/Double Recital. Applicants not specialising in performance for their UG programme will be required to demonstrate in audition and interview a standard on proposed principal instrument/voice equivalent to a minimum of a high II.1 bachelor degree. The audition should consist of c. 20 minutes of contrasting music. Vocalists are expected to demonstrate the ability to sing in three languages. Copies of music to be provided for examining panel along with listed programme. International applicants: International applicants must have a recognised primary degree considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Applicants will be required to demonstrate in audition and interview a standard on proposed principal instrument/voice equivalent to a minimum of a high II.1 Irish university bachelor degree. The audition should consist of c. 20 minutes of contrasting music. Vocalists are expected to demonstrate the ability to sing in three languages. Copies of music to be provided for examining panel along with listed programme. International applicants should contact music.department@nuim.ie for full details of the audition process. International applicants whose first language is not English may be requested to submit samples of written material. Applications will typically be processed within three weeks.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Performance & Musicology degree offers those with strengths in performance opportunities to develop their skills.

The pathway is carefully honed to foster and develop postgraduate level performing skills within the rich environment of a strong musicological, compositional and technological research setting. Seehttps://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/music/our-people for more information.

The preparation of a dissertation allows you to develop research skills in an area closely related to your final performance.

The programme’s director is Dr Antonio Cascelli (Lecturer in Performance Studies), a professional accompanist and musicologist.

What You Can Expect

  • Funding towards lessons on principal instrument/voice.
  • Priority allocation of tutorial time with visiting performers as available.
  • Priority practice room access.
  • Priority inclusion in the Department’s public lunchtime concert series.
  • Opportunities to have performances recorded. Individual tutorial time with a designated advisor.
  • Involvement in an annual MA Showcase at which all MA students have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback on their development
  • Expert advice on interpretative issues from musicologists, performers and composers at the cutting edge of their fields.
  • Foreign language instruction is also available through the Maynooth University Language Centre. See: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/language-centre for detailed information and fees.

To download a leaflet please visit our website.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA(Mus)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Music
Email
Antonio.Cascelli@nuim.ie