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Music (Master of Arts M.A. in Music Performance and Interpretation, Conducting, Composition)

Program Information: Please follow the link

Application:
Please submit an online application here. 

Requirements:


CGPA: 2.50 / 4.00


English Proficiency: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C).
Validity period for all exams: 2 years


Proof of Degree: Yes (if already obtained)


Transcripts: Yes


Statement of Purpose: A letter in English describing academic achievements, research interests, faculty members you are interested in working with, and motivations for applying to the program (Word limit: 500 to 800 words, double-spaced.


Letter of Recommendation: 2


Required Documents/Files:

Music Performance and Interpretation (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double-bass):
• The program of works they have chosen to perform at the examination.
• An academic paper that demonstrates applicant’s writing skills.

Conducting:
• Videos of recently recorded performances in rehearsal/concert if applicable (encouraged but not required)
• The program of works they have chosen to conduct at the examination.
• An academic paper that demonstrates applicant’s writing skills.

Composition:
• Musical scores of 3 recent original compositions reflecting a variety of genres and instrumental combinations
• Recordings of submitted scores if available. Midi recordings are discouraged.
• An academic paper that demonstrates applicant’s writing skills.

All materials should be uploaded as Supporting Files and Documents in the online application.


Entrance Examination / Interview:

All applicants

All applicants will take a comprehensive entrance examination in music history and theory. For more information please visit:  http://mssf.bilkent.edu.tr/files/basvuru_formu/entrance_exam_example.pdf

Performance and Interpretation (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double-bass):
• Applicants for the Music Performance and Interpretation program will perform an examination concert of a program including works of their choice. The program must include all titles stated in the submitted program.

Conducting:
• Applicants for the conducting program will take an examination covering score reading, instrument performance, knowledge of orchestration, repertoire and a viva voce. They will be asked to conduct (in two stages) the works they have chosen from the conducting admission repertoire with pianos or ensemble.

Composition:
• Applicants for the composition program will take an examination/interview covering score recognition, listening analysis and discussion of the submitted pieces.


Other: Curriculum Vitae


Application Deadline: 1 June 2018


Date of Interview: 6-7June 2018


Contact Person:
Tolga Yayalar
E-mail: tolga.yayalar@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 2902273
Fax +90 312 266 4539