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Music in Performance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, LA,
For enhancing skills and bringing them to a professional level, there’s no better way than private study. All of our master of music in performance students study with Loyola’s artist faculty who perform professionally and have extensive backgrounds.


Masterclasses with prominent visiting artists help students get the experts’ perspective. The city’s wealth of professional performing organizations such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, offers the perfect environment to hone your musical skills. The highly competitive Concerto-Aria Competition gives students a chance to perform with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra.

For the exceptional singer, Loyola offers the essential vocal training needed to advance into professional and educational settings. Our voice faculty is a diverse body that brings the highest level of professionalism and performing experience. Graduates are well prepared for professional careers in opera, higher education, and other teaching roles.

On campus, performance opportunities abound. The Loyola Chorale, Chamber Singers, and University Chorus perform demanding repertoire and afford chances for solos. Pick up stage experience with the Loyola Opera Theatre or through a paid engagement in a local church. Loyola students also have the opportunity to perform, by audition, secondary roles with the New Orleans Opera Association and other music theater organizations in the New Orleans area.

Programme Structure

30 hours of coursework to complete degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application for graduate admission: online application or printed application.
  • Undergraduate baccalaureate degree in music.
  • Résumé: Provide a current resume, including relevant work experience.
  • Statement of Educational goals (500-word essay).
  • $20 Application Fee.
  • Two Recommendation Forms.
  • Audition: Please be aware that admission to the master's degrees in the College of Music requires that applicants complete a successful audition.
  • Official Transcripts
  • In addition to the documents listed above, international students must submit the following: TOEFL score report; we require a score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 92 (Internet-based), or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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