M.Mus. On Campus

Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching

24 months
1458 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 21870 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 16425 USD/year
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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.


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.

Future Career

Upon completion of the Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching MM, you will fully understand the role of music and performance in today’s society. Students in this program typically become composers, higher education instructors and professional musicians, in command of their expression and personal musical style.

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
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test 
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 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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