University of Southern Maine

24 months
739 USD/credit
281 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Masters in Performance / Pedagogy is for students who wish to prepare for, or are involved in a career in applied studio teaching. 


The program 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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application fee: 
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended,  
  • International College transcripts: In addition to an official copy of the transcript, an official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a NACES approved transcript analysis agency is required 
  • Resume: Submit a resume or CV that outlines professional, volunteer, and community experience.
  • Essay: Candidates should provide an integrated essay of approximately 1,000 words that includes:
  • Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's knowledge 
  • Formal Interview: Candidates to be interviewed will be selected on the basis of the above information. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    739 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 739 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    281 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 281 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Credit per hour.


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