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Updated on - October 9th 2019 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview

 Music is an art form and cultural activity whose basis is sound organized in time. It refers to the vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce a form of beauty, harmony, and expression of emotions. Generally definitions of music will include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), the sonic qualities of timbre, rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may include some of these, emphasize, de-emphasize or even omit some of these elements. Music can be performed with a huge range of instruments and vocal practices ranging from singing to rapping. There can be purely instrumental pieces, exclusively vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments.

  In its most common form, the activities describing music as a cultural activity or art form include the study of the history of music, creation of works of music (songs, symphonies, tunes, and so on), the appreciation of music, the criticism of music, and the aesthetic examination of music. Since time immemorial music has remained as an alluring thing to please our hearts. The Indian philosophers and Ancient Greek defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Certain common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" refer to the notion that music is often methodical and pleasant to listen to. In the 20th-century composer, John Cage thought that every sound can be music. Coming to the learning of the theory of music, the term Music theory is the study of the practices and the possibilities of music. 

The Oxford Companion to Music describes three numbers of interrelated uses of the term "music theory". The first is called 'rudiments', presently taught as the elements of notation, of time signatures, of key signatures, of rhythmic notation, and so on. The second is the study of writings about music and its related activities from ancient times onwards. The third is a field of current musicological study that seeks to define procedures and general ideologies in music - a sphere of research that can be distinguished from analysis such that it takes as its starting point not the individual effort or performance but the fundamental resources from which it is built.

Courses in Music

 Some common courses of music on which a Bachelor’s degree is available are of 

  • Associate of Arts in Music by Douglas College for a period of 4 semesters
  • Creative Music Technology by University of Gloucestershire 
  • Music in Classical Voice by The University of Adelaide

A Master’s degree preferably is a kind of specialization on the stream or sub-stream chosen during the Bachelor’s degree. But in the case of music, it may include interdisciplinary courses as well. 

Some courses on which a Master’s degree of music can be available are of Creative Music Practice by University of Gloucestershire,

  •  Music Industry Management and Promotion by University of Central Lancashire,
  •  Music Industries by University of Glasgow 
  • Music Performance Studies and Music Management by University of Sheffield
  • Audio Engineering by University of Derby

Top Universities for Music Courses

 According to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, the top universities for Performing Arts includes 

  • The Juilliard School, 
  • University of Music and Performing Arts
  • Royal College of Music
  • University of Oxford
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Sibelius Academy
  • University of California
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Indiana University Bloomington.

Scholarships Available

 Studying abroad comes expensive as well. Thus students look for scholarships often to pay their tuition fees and if possible there accommodation fees. Some common scholarships for studying music abroad include:

  • University Of Pittsburgh Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition
  • MAHSA School Teachers Scholarship
  • Anders Wall Scholarship Foundation At Uppsala University
  • Simon And June Li Scholarships At The University Of Oxford
  • No Loan Arch Scholarship
  • Vanderbilt University Merit Scholarships, etc. 

 

Top Colleges for Music 

  • Yale School of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Royal College of Music
  • The Juilliard School 
  • Bienen School of Music
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Course Details Level Wise

Level

Graduation , Post Graduation

Duration

Graduation – 3 Years, Post Graduation – 2 Years

Type

Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A),  Master of Arts in Music (M.A)

Eligibility

Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • 10+2 education completed in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
  • Preferably, Music as an elective subject at the 10+2 level.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
  • Basic proficiency in Music.
  • IELTS or TOEFL

Master of Arts in Music

  • A graduation degree with honors in Music
  • Many institutes also prefer candidates with a graduation with courses in Music with a minimum percentage between 45 and 50.
  • IELTS or TOEFL


Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Average Salary

The average salary starts from 3 to 6 Lakh and vary as per position

Top Recruiters

art studios, advertising companies, publishing houses

Position Offered

Music Director, Composer, Singer, Artist

 

Top Universities Level Wise

Name

Location

Fees

Yale School of Music

98 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Tuition Fee 

INR 26.3L - 37.8L

Manhattan School of Music

130 Claremont Ave, New 

York, NY 10027, USA

Tuition Fee

INR 33.5 L

The Juilliard School

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA

1st year tuition fees

INR 28.91 Lakhs

 

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • 10+2 education completed in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
  • Preferably, Music as an elective subject at the 10+2 level.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
  • Basic proficiency in Music.
  • IELTS or TOEFL

Master of Arts in Music

  • A graduation degree with honors in Music
  • Many institutes also prefer candidates with a graduation with courses in Music with a minimum percentage between 45 and 50.
  • IELTS or TOEFL

Course and Syllabus in Music

Syllabus

Topics Covered

Why it is Covered

Appreciation of Music

Recognizing Opera Music

Introduce World Music

Song Analysis

It provide the fundamental experiences necessary for the appreciation of music of any age, style, or culture, and to understand its musical characteristics and social context

Brief history of Bharat Natya Shastra and Sangeet Ratnakar

History of Bharat Natya Shastra and Sangeet Ratnakar

It is a detailed treatise and handbook on dramatic art that deals with all aspects of classical Sanskrit theatre

Music & Literature

Music & Literature

It is an overview of music literature as a foundation for future study

 

Career Scope

After the completion of the course, a student can get a job in the music industry, films, production houses, TV channels, and advertisement companies. One can also work as a music teacher in colleges and Universities. The enterprising students can also open their own music learning centers.The Bollywood and TV serials, especially, have opened a new era of opportunities for musicians.

Top Recruiters 

  • Art Studios
  • Advertising Companies
  • Publishing Houses

Artists also work as freelancers and make a living by selling artwork created by them. Mostly in a freelancing, acquiring a steady income is not possible. However, people with outstanding talent at times receive outstanding commissions for exquisite work.

 

Job and Salary Scope

 There exists several job and future opportunities for students with degrees in music. the jobs include being a Music therapist, Musician, Private music teacher, Secondary school teacher, Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video, App Developer, Arts Manager, Audio Engineer, Music Blogger etc.  

Positions 

Average Salary Per Annum

Radio Jockey

2 to 6 Lakh 

Singers in Films

1 to 6 Lakh

Musical Performer

5 to 6 Lakh

Music Director

5 - 10 lakhs per movie.