Vocal Pedagogy - Classical Emphasis, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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This Vocal Pedagogy - Classical Emphasis program from Catholic University of America is designed for the teacher of voice. The recommended length of study for this program is two years, although it can be completed in one year and two summers.


Foreign language prerequisites for the Vocal Pedagogy - Classical Emphasis program at Catholic University of America include two semesters of undergraduate study in each of the following languages: Italian, French, and German, with a grade of B or better, taken at an accredited college or university as approved by the adviser and dean. In lieu of taking undergraduate courses, students who place into Italian 103, French 103, or German 103 on the university's Modern Language Test will be considered to have satisfied the prerequisite requirement in the given language(s). 

Coaching is available for graduate vocal pedagogy majors by request, in the semester in which a recital is scheduled. Further coaching is available with permission of the adviser. For this coaching, students pay the elective study (higher) private instruction fee.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of a memorized solo recital (MUS 936) of 60 minutes duration for a faculty committee is required.
  • The candidate shall present to a faculty committee a research paper (MUS 937) on an aspect of vocal pedagogy. The paper shall be written under the guidance of the graduate adviser in vocal pedagogy and completed not later than four weeks before the end of the semester in which the student plans to graduate
  • Students must also successfully complete a final comprehensive examination (MUS 698A w/classes; MUS 698B w/o classes) in vocal pedagogy integrating material covered in pedagogy courses taken during the degree program. This comprehensive examination typically will be a written examination, though an oral segment may be required at the discretion of the Vocal Performance Academic Area.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Voice Private Instruction 
  • Analytical Techniques 
  • Music History Elective
  • Survey of Solo Vocal Literature
  • Lyric Diction
  • Vocal Pedagogy Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student's undergraduate degree should be in vocal performance with evidence of vocal proficiency in three languages and a senior recital. All entering graduate students in the Master of Music degree program in vocal pedagogy must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.
  • 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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