The purpose of this study is to determine whether psychological needs and life satisfactions of students in the departments of music education and conservatory vary significantly and to what extend these two are related. This study was carried out in relational survey, one of the general survey models. Study group consists of 191 students, 98 of whom are girls and 93 are boys. The average age of the students is 21.68 (Ss: 2.27). Data for the study were collected using Psychological Needs Scale and identity information survey. As a results of the study, it was observed that the life satisfaction of the students didn’t change significantly as regards the faculty dependent (p>.05). While a significant difference was observed in need for success which is one of the sub-aspects of their psychological needs (p<.05); the relation was not significant in terms of autonomy and dominance (p>.05). As a result, Students’ need for success in the department of state conservatory was seen to be higher than that in that in the faculty of education. There appeared a significantly positive relation between students’ life satisfactions and autonomy and dominance whereas there didn’t appear any significant relation between life satisfaction and need for relation.
Keywords: Music Education, Psychological Needs, Life Satisfaction