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Piano Pedagogy and Performance, MMus

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
 The Master of Music degree is designed to develop and foster high achievement in performance and teaching; to prepare the student for a career as a performer, conductor, or educator; or to serve as a basis for pursuing doctoral studies in music.


Students in all emphases are required to take placement examinations in music theory, aural skills, and music history and, where appropriate, complete the corresponding review classes before taking graduate topics courses in music history and music theory. Students in the vocal performance and vocal pedagogy and performance emphases are required to take a vocal pedagogy placement examination and, where appropriate, complete a vocal pedagogy review class before enrolling in the pedagogy of musical performance course.Students in the vocal performance, vocal pedagogy and performance, and choral conducting emphases are required to take diagnostic examinations in French, German, Italian, and English lyric diction. If the student is found deficient in any one of the languages, the appropriate course(s) will be required. The student’s advisor will counsel the student in correcting deficiencies and selecting courses for the student’s degree program. Placement examinations are administered on official audition days.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Topics in Music Theory
  • Introduction to Music Research
  • Topics in Music History
  • Pedagogy of Musical Performance (2 semesters)
  • Music Performance (3 semesters)
  • Pedagogy of Classroom Instruction
  • Recital
  • Practicum in Advanced Teaching
  • Performance Repertoire
  • Project in Music Pedagogy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

In addition to satisfying the University-wide admission requirements, applicants are expected to hold the Bachelor of Music degree or Bachelor of Music Education degree with a major in their intended area of graduate emphasis or the equivalent, submit three recommendations from established professionals commenting on the appropriateness of graduate study in music for the applicant, complete a statement of intent concerning graduate school, and successfully complete one of the following:

 Audition in person (or with acceptable justification approved by the auditioning committee, provide a recent high quality DVD or private link) demonstrating the level of mastery in the proposed pedagogy and performance medium.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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