*The College of Music, Mahidol University has been reviewed according to the MusiQuE standards in 2018

Audition Requirements – Doctor of Philosophy in Music

Doctor of Philosophy in Music (PhD - Music)

Musicology Major

1.Submission of a formal written research proposal for the dissertation that includes the background and significance of the study, the objective(s) and benefits of the study, the scope and limitations of the topic, the literature review, the research methodology, and the bibliography (Submitted with applicant form)

2.Written exam: Knowledge about research in musicology, common knowledge of Western music and Thai music history and theory, analysis of music pertaining to music of various contexts. 120 Minutes, essay questions (about 1 page per each essay)

Study Sources:

Grout, D. J. Burkholder, J. P., & Palisca, C. V. (2006). A history of Western music. New York: W.W. Norton.

Music Education Major

1.Submission of a formal written research proposal for the dissertation that includes the background and significance of the study, the objective(s) and benefits of the study, the scope and limitations of the topic, the literature review, the research methodology, and the bibliography (written in an academic style) (Submitted with applicant form)

2.A 15-minute high-quality DVD recording of the applicant teaching at least 2 students. Both the applicant and his/her students must be visible in the recording. DVDs of poor audio or video quality will be rejected. (Submitted with applicant form)

3.A written lesson plan for the DVD recording sample music teaching demonstration. Lesson plan should identify and explain class objectives and activities shown in the DVD recording. (Submitted with applicant form)

4.Written exam (150 minutes) The applicant will be asked to write an assay that portrays his/her knowledge and understanding about music education. It must also reflect abilities to analyze, summarize, think critically, capture the key points, organize ideas systematically, and provide strong argumentation.

5. Group exam (120) minutes) In the group exam, applicants will participate in group activities to share their ideas, experience, and attitudes on education, teaching, and working. It aims to test teaching skills, co-operation, communicative skills, creativity, problem-solving abilities, management, and leadership. Also, the applicant is required to present ideas and concepts of his/her thesis topic.

Remark: the applicant must prepare to present the plan of the teaching (as appearing in the DVD), his/her music-related work experience, and research topic which he/she is interested.  The presentation will be approximately 15 minutes.

English Proficiency

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).

TESTOperated By Mahidol UniversityOthers
MU GRAD TESTTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTIELTS
Doctoral (Pass)500615
Masters (Pass)60480545
Minimum36400323

 

Remark : The Graduate School now requires every upcoming student to take an English proficiency test, regardless of his/her nationality, the country of his/her previous institution, and the language used in the study of his/her previous degree. In additions, the applicant must provide the English score along with other application documents within the deadline of each examination round.

Music Theory and History Placement Exam

All applicants are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music subjects, such as music theory and music history.

subjects, such as music theory and music history. (exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts program)

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.)1. Jazz Proficiency Exam

 

2. General Exam Information

  • All applicants must take the proficiency exams.
  • Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.
  • Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.