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Master of Music Program

Master of Music Program (M.M.)


Purpose and Rationale

The Master of Music program is a music performance oriented degree with majors in Performance and Pedagogy, Music Composition , Conducting, Collaborative Piano (piano accompanying), and Jazz studies. Students in the program will have the opportunity to study with the renowned Thai and international performance, composition, and conducting faculty members of the College of Music, Mahidol University, to further develop their skills to an international level. The program was designed to facilitate graduates in finding work, and emphasizes the skills needed to be a performer, composer, or conductor, as well as a private instructor or a university instructor. The program is an International program, meaning that most courses will be taught in English (the only exception to this is Thai instrumental music classes, which will be taught in Thai). Applicants are expected to be competent in English when entering the program, but will be assured of getting a world-class education with the skills needed to participate or work in international music environments. Finally, the program will prepare students for entry into the Doctor of Music Program, Thailand’s first doctoral program in music performance.


English is used for all instruction except for Thai Music. The Thematic Paper (part of the Master’s Recital Project) must be written in English.

Program Length

Coursework 1.5 Years
Master’s Recital Project 0.5 Years
Total 2.0 Years

Program Structure

Course type Plan A Plan B
Basic Courses Non-credit Non-credit
Core Courses 4 Credits 4 Credits
Required Courses 16 Credits 16 Credits
Elective Courses 6 Credits 12 Credits
Thesis 12 Credits
Master’s Recital Project 6 Credits
Total 38 Credits 38 Credits

Master’s Recital Project

The Master’s Recital Project has the following two components

Recital – a 50 minute recital that features the student performing/ conducting graduate level material in a prominent role.

Thematic Paper – In a Master’s thematic paper, a student has conducted an independent study, as designated / assigned. The information comes from the original works of the authors of the literature that the student has reviewed. In a thematic paper, the student summarizes and compiles his / her critical opinions, from the literature review of the selected topic.

Work-Study Trip

All students will attend an international academic work-study trip to a conference or other major event in their area of study.

Tuition and Fees

Year 1 Sem 1 143,300 ฿
Sem 2 77,600 ฿
Year 2 Sem 1 78,300 ฿
Sem 2 98,100 ฿
 Total 397,300 ฿

Entrance Qualifications

  • Students should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in music performance from an accredited university and have a GPA of not less than 2.5.
  • Graduates of other fields must have performance skills equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in music performance, must pass an audition, and have the approval of the program chair.
  • English Proficiency Test

IELTS   not less than 5 or
TOEFL-IBT  not less than 54 or
TOEFL-ITP  not less than 480 or
MU GRAD TEST  not less than 60

Admissions Requirements

  • Audition
  • TIME Music Exams (Music Theory/History)
  • English Proficiency (TOEFL, etc.)

More information is available on the COM Website in the Graduate Admissions Handbook.