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

Program Information: Please follow the link

Application:
Only on-line applications are accepted. 
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, Piano, Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double-bass):
• The program of works they have chosen to perform at the examination.
• A writing sample demonstrating scholarly ability, 10-15 pages

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.
• A writing sample demonstrating scholarly ability, 10-15 pages

Composition:
• Musical scores of 3 recent original compositions reflecting a variety of genres and instrumental combinations. Please check following web page for more details: https://bilkentcomposition.wordpress.com/faq/
• Recordings of submitted scores if available. Midi recordings are discouraged. Recordings can be submitted as links to SoundCloud or other online resources.
• A writing sample demonstrating scholarly ability, 10-15 pages

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


Entrance Examination / Interview:

All applicants

All applicants will take an in-person 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, 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. For more information about the required repertoire please visit:  http://mssf.bilkent.edu.tr/files/basvuru_formu/conducting.pdf

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: 21 June 2020


Date of Interview: 6-7 July 2020


Contact Person:
Deniz Ersoy
E-mail: deniz.ersoy@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 2273
Fax +90 312 266 4539