Vocal Accompanying, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The departments of music from Catholic University of America offers traditional conservatory-based performance degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels in orchestral instruments, voice, and piano as well as graduate degrees in pedagogy of voice or piano and Vocal Accompanying.


The Vocal Accompanying applicant's undergraduate degree program should be in piano performance (or the equivalent). In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the Departments of Music from Catholic University of America, a student who wishes to major in vocal accompanying must pass an audition before the piano faculty. This will include solo literature and vocal repertoire, and sight reading. All entering graduate students in the Master of Music degree program in vocal accompanying must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.

Minor in Latin American Music

Requirements listed above apply, with the following exceptions:

  • Among the core courses, six semester hours of Latin American music electives replace Music in the Classical Period and Music in the Romantic Period.
  • Among the core electives, electives in Latin American music may be included as appropriate and as approved by the adviser.
  • A significant portion of the student's performance repertoire for juries and recitals must consist of music by Latin American composers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Two Lyric Diction courses in either Italian MUS 572, French MUS 572A, or German MUS 572B
  • Research Methodology
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Music in the Classical Period
  • Music in the Romantic Period
  • Chamber Music Recital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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