Master

Thai Music (Performance and Pedagogy Major)

Master of Music Program (M.M.)

Thai Instrument

• Thai Voice

  1. Sing the a “Tap 1 Tap” set and 2 songs of your choice (Pleng Tao), with the songs being at least 32 measures each.
  2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall singing, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

Thai Strings and Instruments, including Saw Duang, Saw Uu, Saw Sam Sai, Jakae, Kim, and Khlui Piang Aw

  1. Play 1 song using the rhythmic pattern “Natapbropgai, 3 chan,” in 3 verses, with each verse being at least 32 bars.
  2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

Pipaat Instruments, including Ranad Eek, Ranad Tum, Pii Nai, Kong Wong Yai and Kong Wong Lek

  1. Play the song Drasannibat and 1 solo song of not less than 64 measures or 1 song with 3 verses with each verse being not less than 32 measures.
  2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

Thai Drums

  1. Play the song Drasannibat and Natap Pleng Chut Homrongyen with a Tapon Thai and play the rhythmic patterns “Natapsongmai” and “Natabropgai,” in 3 chan, 2 chan and 1 chan with a Glongkaek and Rammana.
  2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

Thai Folk Music Instruments, including Kaen, Pin, Ponglang, Wote and Saw

  1. Play the following song: Kaen – Laitangyao or Laitangsan
    Pin – Laiboobalan or Laisutsanaen
    Ponglang – Laigadengon or Laisutsanaen
    Wote – Laisaonoiyikmae
    Saw – Laihongtongkanonglam or Laiplengsiangsawsanglao
  2. Consideration will come from the auditionee’s overall performance, which includes completeness and correctness of the performed repertoire, including the quality of sound and technique.

English Proficiency Requirement

All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus). 


Test
MU GRAD PLUS
(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
Others
IELTSTOEFL-iBTMU ELT
Minimum
(Entrance Requirement)
403.03284
(Except Doctoral Level)
GraduateDiploma
/Masters/
Higher Graduate Diploma 
(Pass)
70
(W=10, S=10)
5.0
(W=5.0, S=5.0)
64
(W=17, S=15)
84
(W=10, S=10)
Doctoral
 (Pass)
90
(W=12, S=12)
6.0
(W=6.0, S=6.0)
79
(W=23, S=19)

W = Writing, S = Speaking

Music Theory and History Placement Exam

Basic Music Proficiencies

All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music

subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take

additional review courses during the first year of study.  

1. Required Exams

Western Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Western Music History
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Thai Music Theory and History
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency Exam

2. General Exam Information

(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major

prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts

program.

(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.

(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.

3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams

The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams

TypeRequired ExamsBasic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies
M.A./M.M./D.M.Ph.D.
Western Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 632
2. Western Music HistoryMSCY521MSCY 641
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 632
2. Thai Music Theory and HistoryMSTH512
MSCY 522MSCY 641
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency ExamMSJA 511
MSJA 512

Code detail:

MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review

MSCY521 Perspective of Western Music History

MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History

MSTH512 Thai Music Theory Review

MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History

MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review

MSTC 632 Music Theory and Analysis in Graduate Level

MSCY 641 History of Music in Graduate Level

Tuition Fees
MajorYear 1Year 2All Program
Music Performance and Pedagogy (Plan B)222,000177,500399,500

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