12 months
963 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
963 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
471 USD/credit 14130 USD/year
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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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application deadline is April 1; however, late applications for degree study will be accepted through the first week in August.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0 (May be offered conditional admission for lower GPA)
  • Online application
  • $75 application fee
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 963 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 963 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fredonia

910 - 1984 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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