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Music Performance and Pedagogy, M.M.

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Nazareth College has the only master of music program in New York state with a dual focus on performance and pedagogy. This Music Performance and Pedagogy degree will prepare you well for a performance and private teaching career or for doctoral degree programs in performance and/or pedagogy.



  • Performance training: Develop performance expertise in both solo and chamber music repertoire, including performing a recital in each and in other settings.

The Music Performance and Pedagogy degree from Nazareth College is Ideal For

Qualified musicians (audition required) with a B.A., B.M., or B.S. degree in music, performance, music education, music therapy, music theory, or music history who want to:

  • Train professionally as a performing artist.
  • Further develop your instrumental or vocal technique
  • Develop teaching artistry on your instrument and its repertoire
  • Pursue doctoral studies in performance and/or pedagogy upon graduation
  • Establish a career as a performing and/or teaching artist
  • Carve an independent musical career path

What to Expect

  • Develop performance expertise in both solo and chamber music repertoire, including performing a recital in each
  • Develop excellence in teaching and leadership practices along with entrepreneurial skills from comprehensive and in-depth inquiry into pedagogy
  • Be trained by professionally active master performing artists/teachers in performance, pedagogy, collaborative music, and career building
  • Gain studio teaching experience in the Nazareth Community Music Program, which serves children to adults
  • Take an optional elective in a related course outside music, such as in business, psychology, dance, language, international studies, or marketing
  • Benefit from Nazareth's Glazer Music Performance Center — a 550-seat, state-of-the-art concert venue designed to highlight the acoustic beauty of large instrumental and vocal ensembles, integrate multi-media collaborations, and enable live recording

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Music 
  • Collaborative/Lecture Recital 
  • Master of Music Solo Recital 
  • Comprehensive Pedagogy Portfolio Presentation 
  • Music Research and Writing 
  • Music Analysis and Performance 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • Completion of the professional statement as described on the application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, ideally, include one academic and one professional.
  • Resume and repertoire list (solo and collaborative).
  • A performance audition; a live performance is required (a DVD may be submitted prior to the audition). Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by the Program Director. On site audition dates will coincide with the undergraduate auditions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    958 USD/credit
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  • National

    958 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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