12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The ability to play an instrument is a gift to be shared. Through the Music - Piano Pedagogy MM program offered at University of South Carolina, you will enhance your performance skills, increase your knowledge of instrument repertoire and gain an understanding of appropriate pedagogies. You will also apply these skills through supervised teaching of a wide range of students.


The University of South Carolina School of Music has established a national reputation for artistic and scholarly excellence. An acclaimed faculty teach more than 500 undergraduate and graduate music majors, including students specializing in virtually every orchestra and band instrument, voice, piano, organ and guitar.

There are two tracks for this Music - Piano Pedagogy MM program offered at University of South Carolina:

  • Piano Pedagogy - Recital Track
  • Piano Pedagogy - Thesis Track

Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates will demonstrate the ability to perform musical works representative of a wide array of music styles and genres, and do so in a manner commensurate with masters-degree level musicianship. 
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate masters-level knowledge of music history, music theory, and compositional styles by identifying, describing, comparing, and contrasting musical works from the Antiquity through modern times.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate masters-level knowledge by identifying, describing, and comparing specific methods of teaching and predominant educational theories, and the uses of these approaches in the field of piano pedagogy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Bibliography and Research
  • Piano Pedagogy 
  • Piano Literature
  • Applied Piano 
  • Solo Recital 
  • Music History 
  • Music Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Audition
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Score (GRE or MAT)
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (international students)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Writing Sample(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 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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