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University of Southern Maine

12 months
1186 USD/credit 35580 USD/year
1186 USD/credit 35580 USD/year
432 USD/credit 12960 USD/year
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The Masters in Performance / Pedagogy program offered by the University of Southern Maine is for students who wish to prepare for, or are involved in a career in applied studio teaching. 


The programme

  • The Pedagogy  program at University of Southern Maine  focuses on the development of teaching techniques and performance skills.
  • Specific areas of pedagogy study include comparison of teaching methods and repertory. The program includes a supervised teaching internship.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Bibliography and Research in Music
  • Seminar in Music History
  • Seminar in Music Theory
  • Applied Music
  • Final Project: Thesis or Lecture-Recital
  • Literature of the Major Instrument
  • Music Literature: Voice
  • Music Literature: Piano
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Pedagogy of the Major Instrument: Piano
  • Advanced Pedagogy - Voice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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

  • Application: Online Application
  • Application fee: Waived for all applicants.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, excluding the seven campuses of the University of Maine System (UMS transcripts are accessible to USM). A transcript is official when sent directly from the institution.
  • International College transcripts: In addition to an official copy of the transcript, an official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) approved transcript analysis agency is required
  • An essay of 300-500 words on your professional goals
  • A professional résumé
In addition, applicants to the School of Music graduate program in pedagogy must fulfill the following requirements prior to enrollment:
  • A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in music or music education
  • An audition (by invitation only; see details below).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Gorham

1370 - 2127 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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