MASTERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC  ​​ ​​

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MASTERS INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE 

​​​​​​SYLLABUS OUTLINE

​​​Notes:  


  • Candidates may present their work in any form or style (Accredited teachers' / Schools' Syllabuses only)


  • Candidates may also elect to have their awards show which genre or style they have undertaken e.g.                Grade 4 in Rock Studies (Bass Guitar)
    Grade 5 in Jazz Studies (Saxophone)
    Grade 7 in Contemporary Music (Piano)  
    Provision is also made for other specialist areas: such as Baroque, 20th Century styles, as well.


  • This approach may be undertaken from the Primary Series right through to the highest levels 
    (see Advanced Performer and Master Performer Series).    
      


PRIMARY SERIES (Levels 1-10):  teacher assessed or online presentation)

  • Designed for the younger beginner - any style or genre may be applied to this Series.  
  • The Primary and Grade Series may be teacher/examiner assessed or presented online for an independent assessment.  


SECONDARY SERIES (Grades P-10):  – teacher assessed or online presentation)  

  • Each Stage holds the pre-requisite of the previous Grade.  
  • Teachers may use their discretion in skipping a stage however teachers are well aware that students may not benefit by skipping essential work found at each stage of development.
  • Any style or genre may be applied to this Series.



                                Elementary Stage​                  Preliminary     -           Grade 3
                             

                                Intermediate Stage               Grade 4            -           Grade 7 
                           

​                                Advanced Stage                     Grade 8            -           Grade 10                           



SECONDARY HONOURS SERIES: 

(‘undergraduate’ levels – teacher assessed or online presentation) 


  • ​​​Music Laureate: ML
    Pre-requisite: Grade 10


    Requirements:


  •  A program of four (4) high level works  in any style or genre e.g. classical, contemporary music, jazz, modern etc. 
  • Candidates may also perform on a minor instrument adding weight to their assessment, if desired. 
  • The examination may also be presented via an online video presentation.


  • Performance Proficiency Certificate: PPC ​

​​         Pre-requisite: ML 


Requirements: ​


  • A program of six (6) high level works in any style or genre e.g. classical, contemporary music, jazz, modern etc. 
  • Candidates may also perform on a minor instrument adding weight to their assessment, if desired
  • The examination may also be presented via an online video presentation.


Note: Certain aspects of any assessment are not required where a disability is noted (hearing, sight, or speech impairments, etc.).  


  • Associate in Music: AMus

​​        Pre-requisite: PPC 

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Requirements: 


  • A program of eight (8) high level works in any style or genre e.g. classical, contemporary music, jazz, modern etc.
  • Candidates may also perform on a minor instrument adding weight to their assessment, if desired
  • The examination may also be presented via an online video presentation.


Note: Certain aspects of any assessment are not required where a disability is noted (hearing, sight, or speech impaired, etc.). 
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TERTIARY SERIES: PERFORMANCE                                                                                                 
(‘graduate’ levels – teacher assessed or online presentation)

     
Notes for Performance candidates: 

  • Candidates may also perform on a minor instrument adding weight to their assessment, if desired.                 
  • Each award holds the pre-requisite of the preceding one) - any style or genre may also be applied to this Series.  



​​                                    Licentiate in Music                                                             LMus                            10 high level works                                                 Pre-requisite: AMus

                           
                            Master of Music                                                                  MMus                          12  high level works       
                            Pre-requisite: LMus
                           
                            Fellowship in Music                                                            FMus                            15 high level works
                            Pre-requisite: MMus
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                            Senior Fellowship in Music                                             SF-Mus                           25 high level works     
                            Pre-requisite: FMus


                            Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Music                   DSF-Mus                          30 high level works

                                    Pre-requisite: SF-Mus



TERTIARY SERIES: MUSIC THERAPY                                                                                                     
(‘graduate’ levels – teacher assessed or online presentation)


    Notes for Music Therapy candidates: 

  • Candidates applying for Music Therapy accreditation should have completed complementary studies in Counselling/Psychotherapy.
  • Candidates also need to be registered into the CPE Program (see pre-requisites) before undertaking any examination at this level. 
  • The term ‘Full Program’ refers to the candidates developing professional performance program. In addition to a full performance program candidates need to demonstrate the underlying psychotherapeutic approaches utilised via dissertation/discussion paper.
  • The term ‘Integrated Program’ refers to the candidates highly developed professional program within the Music Therapy/EAT arena.  In addition to the integrated performance program candidates need to demonstrate the underlying psychotherapeutic approaches utilised via dissertation/discussion paper.



                            Licentiate in Music Therapy                                                 LMusTh                     Full Program 
            
                Pre-requisite: AMus 


                            Master of Music Therapy                                                     MMusTh                    Full Program                                                          Pre-requisite: LMusT 

                            Fellowship in Music Therapy                                                FMusTh                     Integrated Program
                            Pre-requisite: MMusT

                             Senior Fellowship in Music Therapy                                 SF-MusTh                    Integrated Program
                             Pre-requisite: FMusT     
         
       
                            Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Music Therapy       DSF-MusTh                   Integrated Program 
                            Pre-requisite: SF-MusT  



TERTIARY SERIES: MUSICOLOGY                                                                                                                                               (‘graduate’ levels – teacher assessed or online presentation)

Notes for Musicology candidates:

  • Includes but is not limited to works in Historical musicology, Jazz, Cultural musicology or Ethnomusicology, Popular music studies, Theory, Music Composition, Music psychology, Performance practice and research etc.
  • Candidates are required to submit a discussion/research paper plus program notes along with the video presentation of various performance aspects of the research.

 

                      Licentiate in Musicology                                                          LMusicol.                       8 high level works  
                      Pre-requisite: AMus

                      Master of Musicology                                                              MMusicol.                    10 high level works
                      Pre-requisite: LMusicol.

                      Fellowship in Musicology                                                         FMusicol.                     12 high level works
                      Pre-requisite: MMusicol.

                      Senior Fellowship in Musicology                                          SF-Musicol.                    15 high level works  
                      Pre-requisite: FMusicol.

                      Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Musicology               DSF-Musicol.                   20 high level works
                      Pre-requisite: SF-Musicol.     



TERTIARY SERIES: TEACHING                                                                                                     
(‘graduate’ levels – teacher assessed or online presentation)

Notes for Teacher of Music candidates: 

Pre-requisites for each level of this series:

 

  • Be able to discuss various teaching approaches based on Pedagogical Theory via  dissertation.
  • Be able to offer practical demonstrations via discussion in the examination.
  • Present a PowerPoint presentation of techniques and demonstrate same during the examination .
  • Full Program refers to the development of the candidate's teaching syllabuses for practice specific approaches and which are required to be demonstrated during the examination.
  • Integrated Program refers to the development of the candidate's practice specific approaches and which are required to be demonstrated during the examination.



                            Licentiate in Music Teaching                                                    LMusT                    Full Program                                                        Pre-requisite: AMus

                            Master in Music Teaching                                                       MMusT                    Full Program                                                         Pre-requisite: LMusT

                            Fellowship in Music Teaching                                                  FMusT                      Integrated Program                                           Pre-requisite: MMusT 

                            Senior Fellowship in Music Teaching                                    SF-MusT                     Integrated Program                                         Pre-requisite: FMusT     
                 
                             Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Music Teaching         DSF-MusT                   Integrated Program                                          Pre-requisite: SF-MusT 


​ADVANCED PERFORMER SERIES                                                                                               
(‘post graduate’ levels –online presentation only)

  • ​This series represents the high levels and qualities of experienced professional performance. Candidates are required to build much larger professional repertoires (‘playlists’ or programs) based upon their areas of interest.
  • Performance of own compositions are encouraged as are performances in varying genres including performances on related or other types of instruments including historical instruments.​
  • Pre-requisite: DSF-Mus (each award holds the pre-requisite of the preceding one)



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                             Performing Artist                                (PA)                                35 high level works

        

                             Advanced Performing Artist             (APA)                              40 high level works


                             Associated Artist                                 (AA)                                45 high level works



​MASTER PERFORMER SERIES 
(‘highest professional’ levels –online presentation only

  • This series represents the highest levels and qualities of experienced professional performance. Candidates are required to build much larger professional repertoires (‘playlists’ or programs) based upon their areas of interest.
  • Performance of own compositions are encouraged as are performances in varying genres including performances on related or other types of instruments including historical instruments.​
  • Pre-requisite: AA (each award holds the pre-requisite of the preceding one)

 


​                                     Artist in Residence                                 (AR)                                50 high level works

        
                             Concert Artist                                         (CA)                                55 high level works

        
                             International Concert Artist                 (ICA)                               60 high level works



​DIRECTOR SERIES 

(‘highest professional’ levels –online presentation only) 


Note:  A dissertation defence is required to be presented via online presentation for each level. This ought to include practical examples of developed research. 

  • MUSIC EXAMINER  (Mus.E)

​         Pre-requisite: CPM 

 

  • Requirement:  Present a paper on various aspects of: "the relationship between performance applications and practice specific pedagogy", plus defence.  


  • MUSIC ADJUDICATOR  (Mus.Adj)

         Pre-requisite: FCPM & Mus.E


  • Requirement:  ​Present a second paper on various aspects of: "the relationship between performance applications and practice specific pedagogy", plus defence. 


  • MUSIC JUROR  (Mus.J)

           Pre-requisite: MCD & Mus.Adj

  • Requirement:  ​Present a third paper on various aspects of: "the relationship between performance applications and practice specific pedagogy", plus defence. 


  • ARTISTIC /ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC (ADMus.)

        Pre-requisite: FMCD & Mus.J

Requirement:  ​Present a fourth paper on various aspects of: "the relationship between performance

applications and practice specific pedagogy", plus defence. 


  • MUSIC DIRECTOR  (Mus.D) 

         Pre-requisite: MCGD & ADMus


  • Requirement:  Present a paper on all aspects of practice specific promotion and development; with particular focus on direction in private and commercial level practices and/or education., plus defence.