武蔵野音楽学園

Doctoral Program

Mastering the mysteries of the musical arts in order to conduct independent artistic works and research.

The pursuit of advanced expertise in the best environment.

The Doctoral program consists of five fields of study: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Composition, Musicology and Music Education. Applicants will need to have completed a Master's program or have equivalent or higher academic ability.

Although this is a three-year program, it is possible to study for five years. Students are permitted to take a leave of absence (to study abroad etc.) for a total of three years. There are many seminar rooms for the exclusive use of doctoral students on campus, where students can study under the best conditions with access to computers, audio equipment, and in concert halls and libraries. In the fields of Instrumental and Vocal Music, a performance examination in the form of a public recital is required every year. In the field of Composition, a public presentation examination of works produced is required each year.

Those who complete 10 or more designated courses and have passed a performance or composition examination will receive a doctorate in Music or Musicology. Students with this degree will have the opportunity to take advantage of their advanced knowledge and expertise to engage in independent activities in a variety of fields, including performance, research, and education.