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MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies)

MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
The MA Music (Contemporary Music Studies) examines aspects of methodology, repertoire studies and cultural theory within a wide-ranging programme of investigation into the role of contemporary music in the society for which it is created. The key methodologies appropriate for scholarly study of the music of the present and recent past, such as oral history and contrasting approaches to musical ‘close reading’ will be explored. Musical repertoires, and notions of repertoire, are examined, and students are encouraged to ask such questions as whether the boundaries often considered to exist between, for example, ‘contemporary concert music’ and ‘popular music’ are still meaningful for practitioners, listeners and scholars today.