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Music in Performance and Pedagogy - Piano, M.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, NY,
The Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy enables students  to develop a high artistic level of performance, excellence in pedagogical inquiry, and effective teaching and leadership capacities while acquiring career related skills and experience in preparation for teaching and performance careers as well as additional graduate study.


This program is designed for: vocalists and instrumentalists with undergraduate music degrees; vocalists and instrumentalists seeking to pursue careers in performance and teaching; and vocalists and instrumentalists seeking to pursue doctoral programs. Students choose a concentration area from the following options:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Strings
  • Percussion
  • Wind

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chamber Players: Piano
  • Piano Literature I 
  • Piano Literature II 
  • Piano Pedagogy I 
  • Piano Pedagogy II 
  • Studio Teaching I, Piano

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Credits
            31 alternative credits
          • 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

          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).

          • Completed Online Application
          • Completion of the professional statement as described on the application
          • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • Resume

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            905 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 905 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
          • National Applies to you

            905 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 905 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for New York City

          • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
            Living Costs

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


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