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Music Performance, M. M.

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  • 24 months
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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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30-38 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Fredonia

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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