Master of Music Leadership

National University of Singapore
12-48 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Singapore (City)

About this program

Master of Music Leadership

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Music Leadership (MMusL), is offered by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST).

The MMusL is a graduate degree programme designed to support musicians who want to advance their skills and be leaders of change within the rapidly evolving musical landscape in Singapore and around the world.

The programme adopts a multidimensional approach to increase students’ understanding of the musical ecosystem, diversify their skillsets, and promote critical thinking. Flexibility is also integrated into the curriculum, in order to help each student to develop along their unique artistic trajectory.

The MMusL curriculum places an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, aimed at equipping graduates to keep pace with the changes wrought by rapid technological development, digitalisation of the music profession, and societal need for cross-domain competencies and collaboration. Graduates will emerge with an increased versatility that will allow them to adapt more quickly and effectively in their current and future career paths.

Admission requirements


Bachelor of Music or equivalent degree from an approved institution of higher education in music.


For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees other than the above, professional experience in music-related industries

English Language

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based) and a minimum score of 22 for the writing section, or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 7.0, or
  • A good pass in the Diagnostic English Test

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core/Essential Modules

The core curriculum (20 MCs) comprises three compulsory modules (totalling 14 MCs), and two to three additional modules that may be selected based on the individual student’s interests (totalling 6 MCs). Workload and assignments will vary based on the nature of the module.

Compulsory Modules

  • Leadership in Musical Contexts
  • Research Practices in Music
  • Graduate Capstone Project in Music Leadership

Additional Modules

  • Leadership in Orchestral Conducting
  • Professional Practices in Music
  • Graduate Practicum in Pedagogy
  • Collaborative Portfolio
  • Musical Explorations

Graduate Certificate Modules

Students must complete three modules from the list below (12 MCs) for the Graduate Certificate in Music Perspectives and Practices.

  • Musical Engagement in the Community
  • Histories and Cultures of Amateur Music-Making
  • Music in Interconnection
  • Practical Approaches to Musical Analysis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: S$43,000.00 (excluding GST) / S$46,010.00 (including GST)

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National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked 1st in Asia and 11th worldwide (QS Global World Ranking 2022) is Singapore’s flagship university. NUS offers a global approach to education, research, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise....

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