The program is the first Music program in Turkey that provides education in English. The program aims to train researchers, performers, sound designers, and creative professionals that have the skills of leadership, musicianship, and research, and that will lead the course of music research and new music in this information age by taking part in international forums and academic circles.

Teaching all its courses in English, this program is unique with an international teaching staff and students from all over the world. Being open to students with various educational backgrounds, the program provides an interdisciplinary environment.

The program brings several music-related disciplines together such as Performance, Composition, Music Theory, Sound Engineering and Design, Sonic Arts, Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology, and Music Business and Administration. Additionally, the Department of Music conducts seminars, workshops, concerts, and conferences, and takes part in community outreach projects.

Admission Requirements

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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Audio Programming
Basic Conducting Techniques
Composers’ Workshop
Conducting Techniques – 1
Conducting Techniques – 2
Conducting Techniques – 3
Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Electronic Music Composition
Film Scoring
Fund-Raising and Development
Historical Performance Practice
History of Electronic Music
Jazz Harmony
Multimedia Design
Music of Asia
Music of Europe and Northern America
Music of the Southern Hemisphere
Percussion History and Orchestration Techniques
Project Management
Recent Trends in Musical Composition
Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint
Studies in Opera
Women In Music
World of Percussion

Executive Board

Doç. Dr. Yelda Özgen Öztürk (Program Coordinator)
Doç. Dr. Jerfi Aji
Dr. Paul Whitehead

Erasmus Coordinator

Öğr. Gör. Dr. Eray ALTINBÜKEN

Akademic Staff

Name Surname Research Fields
Prof. Dr. Cihat AŞKIN Violin
Doç. Dr. Jerfi AJİ Piano, theory
Doç. Dr. Tolgahan ÇOĞULU Guitar
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Taylan ÖZDEMİR Sound engineering and design
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Gökhan DENEÇ Sound engineering and design
Doç. Jülide GÜNDÜZ Flute
Doç. Dr. Can KARADOĞAN Sound engineering and design
Doç. Dr. Yelda ÖZGEN ÖZTÜRK Violoncello
Doç. Dr. Emine Şirin ÖZGÜN TANIR Ethnomusicology
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Eray ALTINBÜKEN Composition
Dr. Paul Alister WHITEHEAD Historical musicology
Dr. Robert Oliver BEAHRS Ethnomusicology
Dr. Konstantinos VASILAKOS Sonic arts
Dr. Jeremy WOODRUFF Theory, composition
Dr. Jane Ellen HARRISON Historical musicology
Dr. William SUMITS Ethnomusicology
Doç. Dr. Mehmet Cevdet EREK Sonic arts
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Emmanouil EKMEKTSOGLOU Sonic arts
Doç. Sıtkı Kandemir BASMACIOĞLU Piano
Amy Terese SALSGIVER Percussion