Music Management

Master of Arts (Music Management)

Admission Requirements

  • A university degree on a related field OR
  • General university entrance qualification and at least 4 years professional experience
  • If General university entrance qualification is missing, at least 8 years professional experience
  • Command of the English language 

Application and Admissions Process

Preliminary Interview

The preliminary admissions interview provides further information about the program and coursework to interested candidates, helping determine whether the program meets specific academic goals and expectations.

During the interview, the program directors gain further information about each candidate -- knowledge base, skill set, and individual talents -- as part of the admission process.

The preliminary interview can be conducted in person, or long distance via electronic platforms.

Candidates can also send us their application materials for consideration first, and upon receipt we will contact the applicants with feedback, and if applicable to schedule the interview.

We kindly ask you to send the following documents by email:

  • Curriculum vitae, including education and professional experience
  • A brief essay outlining your expectations of the program, describing your interests, motivation to join the program, and professional goals
  • A current photograph

The Danube University welcomes presentations, and samples of your work including audio or audio-visual media, scientific articles, press reviews, etc. Such materials, if any, should be sent, at your sole and exclusive responsibility, by email with attached files or links to the content.

Application Forms

Please complete and sign the attached forms, returning it to us by email and post.

Essay Subjects

1. How much management does music require?  
Due to rapid technological developments and related societal trends, musicians, music professionals, and the music industry increasingly face not only new and frequent challenges, but also fresh and novel opportunities in the marketplace.

Based on your points of view, provide an assessment of the music industry identifying and elaborating on the key challenges and opportunities facing, and potentially available to music artists, music professionals and companies.  

2. Classics 2.0  
Recent digital and mobile technologies have also had a substantial impact in the Concert Stage, or “Classica” Music area, including production, distribution, dissemination and reception. Initiatives such as live opera or concert streaming to movie theaters or directly to consumers, subscription services, social media based projects continue to sprout and evolve in the pursuit of a new, sustainable, music creation, production, marketing, and distribution business model.

Which prospects does the “Web 2.0” platform offer to Classical Music in particular? Can social media help inspire and attract young audiences to Classical Music? Describe the potential and challenges tied to the “new web” for concert halls, music theaters, festival promoters, and musicians.

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