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Music Performance: Keyboard, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #616 (BCR) , MO,
The Conservatory of Music and Dance offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees: master of arts in music; master of arts in music (music therapy emphasis); master of music in music composition, conducting, musicology, music theory and performance; master of music education; and doctorate of musical arts in music composition, conducting and performance.


Admission to the Conservatory of Music and Dance does not constitute an approval of major. Graduate students attending the Conservatory of Music and Dance do not have a major until divisional requirements are met and an approved planned program of study is filed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music
  • Graduate Piano - Masters Performance
  • Group Piano Pedagogy
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy
  • Master's Recital
  • Principles Of Chamber Music

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete an application for admission.
  • Submit transcripts of all prior work.
  • Possess a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 for all prior coursework.
  • Perform an applied audition, the purpose of which is diagnostic only, except as indicated in certain divisional standards.
  • Submit examples of writing. (The writing sample should be either 1) a research paper on some aspect of the major field - can be an earlier term paper from the baccalaureate degree or 2) a senior project from the baccalaureate degree.)
  • Possess reading knowledge in at least one language other than English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
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