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Musicology & Music Theory

Purpose of the program

 Musicology and Music Theory Departments of Turkish Music State Conservatory established musicology and Music Theory PhD Program under roof of İstanbul Technical University Social Science Institute in 2002-2003. Department aims to provide high quality graduate education of academic and scientific music research.

 To raise musicologists and music theorists, transmission of the knowledge through light of the research and contribution to science of music are among aims of the program.

  

Vision of the program

 

The program was constituted under a contemporary education system, which employs scientific studies in areas of musicology and music theory in an interdisciplinary perspective. It is aimed to open associate programs and provide environment for international exchange programs in collaboration with other universities abroad.

 Significance of the program

 Musicology is systematization of music through research on music. Musicology is not only musical experience and values, but also explanation of everything we know and think relying on research and scientific methods. Educated musicians possess knowledge of music, but we cannot acknowledge them as musicologists or music theorists unless they equipped the knowledge with scientific methods of research. Musicology depends on research, data collection, and evaluation of the data with scientific methods. It is scientific field of the music. Composition and performance, known as artistic fields, are also related to the scientific field. Because science also teaches us how art is made. Science completes art and it is important to understand importance of this relationship.

 Mission of the program

 

To raise creative musicologists and music theorists, who are eligible to be leaders, researchers, and scientists in the field of musicology.

To provide a platform for data exchange in the field of musicology.

To publish new research in the field of musicology.

To provide service of gathered data for researchers to initiate new theories in the field of musicology.

To provide scholarship for students.

To keep the program update with other institutions.

To collaborate with abroad universities and open joint programs.

 

 

Application requirements

Click for application process of the 2014-15 spring semester.

 

 

Structure of the program

 The program is executed towards Istanbul Technical University graduate regulations and principals. Students, who fulfill application requirements, are accepted to the entrance exam.

 

The program consists of 14 weeks of education and one week of exams. Total graduation credits are 24. Official language of the program is Turkish. Students must take %30 of classes in English.

 

Students might register for courses from İstanbul Technical University or other universities in accordance with Istanbul Technical University graduate regulations and principals. Seminars are mandatory but non-credit courses.

 

ITU Grading system is used for evaluation of the semester.

 

 

Expected Qualifications of graduates

 

To constitute an academy in the field of musicology by transmission of the knowledge.

To collaborate with state and private institutions to disseminate knowledge to society.

To represent Turkey well in national in international platforms.

To contribute to musicology as an academic, who unites national and international values.

To uncover cultural richness of Turkey by new scientific projects.

To follow innovations and recent publications in the field.

To reveal new outcomes in the filed of musicology by scientific methods and research.

To translate musicology literature to Turkish.

To do fieldwork to uncover local heritage.

 

 

 

Job opportunities

 

Graduates of Musicology and Music Theory PhD program, as musicologists, music theorists, can be employed as researchers, academics, educators, music writers, music critics, producers, consultant, etc.

 

 

Primary study areas

Graduates of Musicology and Music Theory PhD program, as musicologists, music theorists, can be employed as researchers, academics, educators, music writers, music critics, producers, consultant, etc.

 

 

 

Course list

 

Autumn semester

MJT 601E Systematic Musicology Studies

MJT 603 Advanced Music Paleography

MJT 605 Safiyüddin Urmevi and His Kitab’ül-Edvarı

MJT 607 Turkish Music Studies in 16th and 17th Centuries

MJT 609 Aşık Art in the Turkic World

MJT 611E Communication and Mass Media in Music

MJT 613 Sociological Aspects of Music

MJT 615 Music Therapy Methods

 

Spring semester

MJT 602 Turkish Music Studies in the 18th Century

MJT 604 Music Theory and Analysis in 19th and 20th Century Turkish Music

MJT 606 Westernization and Modernism in Turkish Music

MJT 608 Modern Music Studies

MJT 610E Comparative Studies On Turcic Musical Instruments

MJT 612E  Psychology of Music

MJT 614E Theoritical Perspectives in Ethnomusicology

MJT 616E Fieldwork and Laboratory Techniques

MJT 618 Abdülkadir Meragi and Anatolian Edvar Tradition

 

3rd Semester

MJT699 Dissertation

 

 


Head of the department

Prof. Dr. Nilgün DOĞRUSÖZ

 

 

Executive committee

Prof. Dr. Nilgün DOĞRUSÖZ

Prof. Şehvar BEŞİROĞLU

Prof. Songül KARAHASANOĞLU  

 

Academic Staff

 

Prof. Dr. Nilgün DOĞRUSÖZ

Prof. Şehvar BEŞİROĞLU

Prof. Songül KARAHASANOĞLU 

Doç. Necati GİRAY

Doç. Dr. Belma KURTİŞOĞLU 

Doç. Dr. Gözde ÇOLAKOĞLU  

Yrd.Doç. Dr. Atilla Coşkun TOKSOY 

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Yalçın ÇETİNKAYA

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ozan BAYSAL

San. Öğr. Gör. Dr. Haşmet ALTINÖLÇEK 

San. Öğr. Gör. SY. Süleyman ŞENEL

 

 

Guest lecturers

 

Prof. Ruhi AYANGİL

Prof. Dr. Ali ERGUR

Yard. Doç. Dr. Nuri UYGUN

Yard. Doç. Dr. Süleyman ERGUNER

 

Contact

 

Phone/Faks: 0212 293 13 00/ 2149-2795-2159-2125 

e-mail: dogrusozn@itu.edu.tr ,  besir@itu.edu.tr ,  atason@itu.edu.tr , yildizburc@itu.edu.tr