ITU Dr. Erol Ucer Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, founded as part of ITU Graduate School of Social Sciences in 1999, is the first Master’s and PhD programme with a 100% English curriculum. Programme stands out especially with its international faculty and student profile. Concurrently, the Centre provides an environment for interdisciplinary research for students with varying educational backgrounds.
ITU Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (CASM) provides a Master’s programme with a contemporary curriculum that employs contemporary educational methods.
The programme aims to educate scholars, performers, sound designers, and creative professionals with leadership capabilities, advanced musicianship, and current research abilities, who can contribute to international forums and research, and lead music scholarship and new music in the information age.
Available concentration areas in the programme include: Musical Performance, Composition, Music Theory, Audio Engineering and Design, Sonic Arts, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, and Music Business and Management.
Programme’s education is in English.
Programme comprises of 36-credit courses and a credit-free final project.
Programme consists of four semesters, one being the academic foundation semester.
Students are required to enroll and succeed in at least four courses during their first semester, the academic foundation semester. All courses in the academic foundation term are credit-free.
Programme includes 18-credit core, and 18-credit elective courses.
One course is 3+0 credits.
Master’s level courses are listed with 500 code.
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/