Music Performance

State University of New York Fredonia

24 months
1012 USD/credit
1012 USD/credit
530 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Music Performance program at the State University of New York Fredonia will assist current and future music performers in fine tuning their skills to the highest quality.  The Performance degree has several different tracks, including instrumental, conducting, piano, collaborative piano, and voice that range between 30 and 34 credit hours.


The Music Performance program at the State University of New York Fredonia courses will be divided between performance training, theory/history and elective courses. A National Association of Schools of Music-accredited university, Fredonia has been educating musicians for over a century. Fredonia's nurturing, inclusive environment supports individual passion and paths, allowing you to develop your vision and career path with the assistance of our successful music faculty.

The Fredonia Difference

The Master of Music in Music Performance programs offers five different tracks, including Instrumental, Conducting, Piano, Collaborative Piano, and Voice. Each track requires at minimum successful completion of 30 semester hours of coursework or 34 semester hours for voice, which are divided between performance training, theory/history and elective courses. A comprehensive oral examination and recital culminate the program.

Career Opportunities

  • Springboard to advanced graduate programs in performance. Fredonia alumni have gone on to DMA programs at reputable universities
  • Many Fredonia Music Performance alumni are in teaching positions at the secondary and college level, or are active in freelance performance careers.
  • Alumni have gone on to pursue careers in the music field, utilizing the skills attained in performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Bibliography
  • Analytic Techniques
  • Graduate Performance Major
  • Sonata Duo and Chamber Ensemble Seminar
  • Techniques of Opera Coaching
  • Collaborative Piano Performance Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30-38 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Music at an accredited four-year institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA preferred. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted conditionally by permission of the Director of the School of Music and with the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Must audition for and be accepted by the appropriate applied music faculty.
  • A student working toward a Master of Music in Performance must select one of the four performance tracks: 1) Instrumental, 2) Voice, 3) Conducting, or 4) Collaborative Piano. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1012 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1012 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1012 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1012 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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