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Instrumental Concentration

University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul

12 months
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
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‌The Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Instrumental Concentration education at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul features a broad range of theoretical courses balanced by requirements that apply to instrumental directors' work with elementary, middle, and high school instrumental ensembles. 


Learning outcomes

Unique to this Instrumental Concentration program at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul is its emphasis on practical application in graduate study as well as cooperation among classroom, vocal, and instrumental music educators to produce superior music education in our schools. Informed, practical pedagogy is the cornerstone of this concentration.In this program, students will:

  • sharpen conducting and rehearsal skills necessary for efficient instrumental artistry;
  • gain insights into historical and contemporary instrumental literature through analytical study;
  • improve musical competency;
  • broaden understanding of music history, theory, and literature;
  • gain pedagogical insights into instrumental pedagogy, sight-reading/musicianship and instrumental music learning for ensembles of all ages and ability levels;
  • discover new applications for existing expertise; and
  • emphasize the commonality of the goals and techniques shared by music educators at all levels‌.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Studies - Piano
  •  Major Instrument 30-minute lessons
  • Secondary Instrument 30-minute lessons
  • Instrumental Musicianship Pedagogy
  • Advanced instrumental Score Study & Literature
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application. 
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's relevant abilities and achievements. At least one must be from a former professor.
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in art history and reasons for pursuing graduate studies at St. Thomas. 
  • A writing sample showing research and writing expertise (sample will not be returned).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 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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