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Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies in sacred music (Gregorian chant, organ and associated subjects, voice, musicology), performance, composition, electronic music, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, music therapy, choral and orchestral conducting, eurhythmics, Ward method, Orff method, study of Japanese or oriental music.
Master of Fine Arts. In conducting, composition, musicology, music education, performance, early music performance, sacred music. Doctor of Philosophy.
A private co-educational Jesuit music university affiliated with the Vatican's Istituto Pontifizio di Musica Sacra in Rome. Founded in 1948, it gained its current name and status in 1963. There are two departments: a) Music Performance, and b) Cultural Music (music culture, teacher training). The university is unique to Japan in that it has a Department of Sacred Music which includes studies in Gregorian chant, pipe organ and Renaissance polyphony. Elisabeth University is one of the very few private universities in Japan to offer a doctoral program. Facilities include an extensive music library, a large music auditorium, a recital hall, more than 140 rooms for teaching, research and practice, over 170 pianos, four harpsichords, six pipe organs, early Western instruments, Japanese traditional instruments, and a group of Orff instruments. It is the only university to offer classical guitar as a major study. Extracurricular activities include liturgical music, madrigal singing, French and German art song, a full brass orchestra, flute orchestra, and the like. There is a second campus at Saijo in east Hiroshima. A special fund has been established to provide scholarships for international students entering the graduate division of the university. An extension centre offers music programs to interested members of the community as well as to graduates who wish to take single lessons from an international tutor. There are exchange agreements with universities in Italy, Belgium, Serbia, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam as well as with Trinity College in UK.