090Graduate School of MusicMaster’s Course in MusicProgram DescriptionThe Graduate School of Music reorganized its master’s degree programs in 2007. The former classication of specialties, that is three programs consisting of six dierent areas of study: Composition (Composition, Musicology), Voice, and Instrumental Music (Piano, Strings, Winds and Percussion), were incorporated into one unied Music program. This single program aims to establish the exible system for interdisciplinary study and education beyond the boundaries of specialization while it oers opportunities for solid specialized researches. As a result, students can pursue their interests with more exibility.Specically, the master’s degree program at the Graduate School of Music covers seven areas of study: Composition, Musicology, Voice, Keyboard Instruments, Strings, Winds, and Percussion. Each of the areas are establishing classes in cooperation with other areas, even with the liberal arts classes and the Graduate School of Fine Arts. Such classes planned and established by more than two dierent areas of study are called “Project”. Projects currently in operation are Composite Arts Project (Opera Project and Art Management Project, implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Art) and Music Project (Chamber Music Project, Orchestra Project, and Wind Orchestra Project).There are considerable latent social needs for music. In other words, they are ample opportunities to make a contribution to communities by music. The master’s degree program at the Graduate School of Music intends to develop individuals who can discover and at the same time, create social needs for music through their musicianship while rening their abilities as genuine professionals. The program provides necessary support for this purpose. As it has established the Art Management course recently, its exible education eectively cultivate talents and interests of individual students.Admission PolicyThe Graduate School of Music reorganized its master’s degree programs in 2007 into one unied Music program consisting of seven areas of study in order to establish the exible system for interdisciplinary study and education beyond the boundaries of specialties, programs, and faculties. In addition, for further advanced and comprehensive researches, the doctoral program was established in 2009. With "more deeply and more exibly” as its academic philosophy, the Graduate School seeks students who actively improve their abilities to discover social needs for music through their expertise and their broad, interdisciplinary knowledge with an international perspective, and have promise to contribute to the world of music.Diploma PolicyThe master’s degree program in Music at the Graduate School of Music emphasizes the development of expertise, broad and interdisciplinary knowledge, and an international way of thinking. Also, its education and research prepare students to work as truly professional artists in contemporary society. Students are expected to accurately realize the essence of social needs for music, and acquire the methods to stimulate and advance the needs through their musicianship. The Graduate School highly evaluates students who eciently meet their objectives by taking courses essential for them in the exible and diverse curriculum, and also those who make eorts to show their achievements to the local and global communities as well as on campus. The master’s degree is conferred to students who have learned the content of study described above, met credit requirements, anddemonstrated ability and accomplishment in their graduation performance and/or thesis, and so on.Doctoral Course in MusicProgram DescriptionIn the well-equipped building dedicated to the Doctoral Program in Music, it oers an education to advance expertise; to integrate creativity, performance, and theory into a comprehensive whole; and to conduct interdisciplinary studies. The graduates of the program are expected to work both in Japan and abroad as educators or researchers at universities or any other institutions, leaders of cultural associations and facilities, as well as professional musicians.Admission PolicyThe goal of the Doctoral Program in Music at the Graduate School of Music is to foster researchers who can independently advance their careers and performing artists who can play a leading role in various elds of music. To this end, this program is designed to help students with advanced capabilities in music further develop their rational analytical abilities and their powers of expression. The program accepts applicants who are suciently talented and grounded in music and displays promise to achieve its goal.Diploma PolicyThe emphasis in this doctoral degree program is on the development of high expertise, broad and interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge, and international vision with full command of written Japanese and foreign language skills. Also, its education and research prepare students to work as contemporary professional artists in various musical elds including performance, composition, research, education, and so on. In this program, the faculty evaluate students’ abilities to show their achievements to the local and global communities through performances or presentations of their own works at doctoral recitals during the three Graduate School years, and/or articles published in music journals inside and outside the university. The doctoral degree is conferred to students who have learned the research content described above, met credit requirements, successfully passed the examination of doctoral dissertation, and so on.