Music Research and Music Education (Master of Arts)

Regular course length: 4 semesters
Course leading to the degree of Master of Arts

The research-orientated Master’s degree course in Music Research and Music Education focuses on an intensive deepening of knowledge in the fields of musicology and music teaching. Academic and scientific methods are used to address issues arising out of practical artistic involvement with music.
The course of study brings together academic excellence, orientation towards real practice and the establishment of an individual profile, and qualifies its graduates to take on responsibility in management positions in a variety of areas of academic and cultural life with equal degrees of creativity and flexibility.

  1. Course content and objective
    Focus subjects can be selected from amongst the following:
    Historical musicology (including music analysis, cultural history, biography)
    Systematic musicology (including music and its perception, use and impact)
    Musical ethnology (including music in the discourse on identity, migration and politics, and the exploration of ethnographical sources)
    Music teaching (including the social significance of music and its communication, comparative musical education, aesthetic educational concepts)
    Jewish musical studies (including independent musicological and music ethnological processing, conception, organisation, performance and imparting of artistic-scientific projects focusing on Jewish music)
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  3. Tuition: the interface between an academic approach and practical involvement
    Students are actively involved in the conception and organisation of conferences and in projects of cultural outreach in cooperation with musical institutions. Sound insights are given into historical musicology, musical ethnology and music psychology, with the opportunity to undertake one’s own research projects.
    A good quarter of the course serves to enable students to expand their own horizons by a change of subject and discipline (within the HMTMH) and a change of location. In addition to the focus subjects mentioned above, for a change of subject/discipline "Music and Gender" is offered at the research centre of the same name and "The Practice of Communication" at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Science. The change of place, with a fundamentally free choice of subjects, may in particular involve the Universities of Göttingen and Hannover. In the focus subject selected, there is interdisciplinary collaboration with performance subjects.
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  5. Who is the course aimed at?
    A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a music-related course is required. In particular, graduates of performance courses are welcome, as are also graduates from non-musical scientific subjects, such as Physics, Psychology, Philosophy, Cultural Science and the like, if they can demonstrate a music-related focus of interest.
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  7. Career outlook
    Among the possible career areas are academic research and university teaching, archives and libraries, publishing houses and record companies, festival and concert organisation, tasks in transcultural cooperation and education.

 

Institute/Faculty
The course of study is organised in close collaboration with the Institute of Musical Education Research, the Research Centre for Music and Gender, the Study Centre for World Music, the European Centre for Jewish Music and the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine. The musicological and music education facilities of the HMTMH are known throughout Germany and internationally for their research and the diversity of their areas of expertise. This makes the HMTMH a location at which cultural horizons can be broadened through the interlinking of artistic experiment and academic reflection.

 

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Representative Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kopiez

    Professor für Musikpsychologie, Datenschutzbeauftragter

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute for Musicology
    Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover
    2.002 | Seelhorststraße 3

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7608
    Fax: +49 (0)511 3100-7600reinhard.kopiez@hmtm-hannover.de
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Examination Office

  • Daniela John

    Studentische Verwaltung | Prüfungsamt Lehramtsstudiengänge, Musikforschung und Musikvermittlung, Anwendungsfach Musik, Künstlerische Ausbildung (Diplom), Künstlerische Ausbildung Ergänzungsstudiengang (Diplom), Personalratsvorsitzende

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover
    E002 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7227
    daniela.john@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Student Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223
    beate.heitmueller@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

  • Ursula Schreiber

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7224
    ursula.schreiber@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Last modified: 2018-02-15

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