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Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching

Temple University

24 months
1423 USD/credit
1423 USD/credit
1068 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Develop the foundation for a professional career as a pianist and vocal coach with a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.


Program Overview

Gain the skills needed to successfully train and accompany opera singers. In addition to teaching lessons, graduates with a Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching degree from Temple University often pursue positions in higher education and professional performance.

Students in this two-year, 30-credit graduate music studies program focus on skills unique to working with singers and opera production. 

The curriculum is offered on a part- or full-time basis, and it is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Highlights of the program include

  • courses focused on the language and diction skills necessary for opera coaching; 
  • learning piano skills unique to song and opera repertoire; 
  • numerous performance opportunities both on and off campus; and 
  • working with complete opera productions as rehearsal pianists and vocal coaches. 

All students are required to take Diagnostic Examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term of graduate study. To earn your degree, you must complete a comprehensive final project, including an oral presentation or written paper, as well as several required performances with singers in the Boyer College of Music and Dance Voice and Opera programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coaching Skills
  • Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors
  • Recital Accompanying
  • History of Opera
  • Seminar in Theoretical Analysis
  • Seminar in Stylistic Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test (GMAT, GRE)
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1423 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1423 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    1068 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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