* To educate scholarly creative professionals with leadership capabilities in music fields.
*To contribute to the art of music with information exchange through research that will illuminate next generations.
* To publish new research material for further academic research.
*To encourage new theories based on previous research.
* To allow the education of new scholars, who embrace our culture and who are creative in developing new methods and systems.
* To provide participating students with national and international opportunities for their continued education.
* To ensure an environment for artists and scholars for them to be able use their education, research and consulting potentails.
* To connect with other national and international institutes in order to ensure the continued growth of education.
* To collaborate with foreign universities to devise joint programmes and exchange programmes.
* This program is a doctoral programme with a dissertation, that consists of 36-credit courses and a written dissertation. Every term comprises of 14 weeks and 1 week of examination, totaling to 15 weeks. Programme length is the same as other ITU Graduate School of Social Sciences programmes.
* Applicants, after they fulfill the requirements of Graduate School of Social Sciences, are then examined for the entry to the programme. Concentration areas include: Performance, Composition, Music Theory, Audio Engineering and Design, Sonic Arts, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Conducting, Baroque Music, and Chamber Music. Students may take either only from their own concentration or they can take courses from other concentrations. Students who successfully finish the Music doctoral programme are awarded with a PhD diploma in Music.
* Music doctoral programme consists of 36-credit courses.
* The language of education is English.
* After taking 36-credit courses, students are examined to test their qualification before starting their dissertations. Students who pass these exams may then take the course MYL 699E to start their dissertations. Dissertation is credit-free, and it is evaluated as pass/fail.
* ITU Undergraduate Grading System is used for end of term grading.
* The programme is carried out in accordance with ITU Graduate Education Legislations.
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Head of Department
Prof. Şehvar Beşiroğlu
Deputy Head of Department
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yelda Özgen Öztürk
Prof. Dr. Cihat Aşkın, violin
Prof. Ş. Şehvar Beşiroğlu, ethnomusicology
Prof. Dr. Kamran İnce, composition
Prof. Erol Parlak, bağlama performance
Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Şirin Özgün, ethnomusicology
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jerfi Aji, piano
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu, guitar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jülide Gündüz, flute
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Can Karadoğan, audio engineering and design
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robert Reigle, ethnomusicology
Asst. Prof. Dr. Eray Altınbüken, composition
Asst. Prof. Dr. Süleyman Erguner, ney performance
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yelda Özgen Öztürk, cello
Asst. Prof. Hakan Şensoy, conducting
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nihan Atalay, baroque music
Dr. Hüseyin Sermet, chamber music
Dr. Pieter Snapper, audio engineering and design, composition
Dr. Paul Whitehead, musicology, baroque music
Dr. Jane Ellen Harrison, musicology
Dr. Reuben de Lautour, sonic arts
Dr. Anıl Çamcı, sonic arts
Ayşegül Sarıca, piano
Lynn Trepel Çağlar, voice
Erkan Oğur, fretless guitar
Ruşen Güneş, viola
Amy Salsgiver, percussion
Engin Gürkey, percussion
Emin Fındıkoğlu, jazz harmony
Melih Fereli, music business and management
Dağhan Baydur, music business and management
Hakan Kurşun, music business and management
Ivan Arion Karst, conducting
Alexandros Charkiolakis, musicology, librarian
Res. Asst. Berna Anıl, performans-voice
Res. Asst. Burak Onur Erdem, conducting
Res. Asst. Ozan Sarıer, audio engineering and design
Res. Asst. Mustafa Kemal Özkul, ethnomusicology
Res. Asst. Erdem Şimşek, ethnomusicology
Res. Asst. Ahmet Ozan Baysal, bağlama performance
For more information: http://www.miam.itu.edu.tr/
Programme Website: http://www.miam.itu.edu.tr/