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String Pedagogy

Temple University

12 months
1458 USD/credit 48114 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 48114 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 36135 USD/year
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Refine your musicianship and teaching skills with a Master of Music in String Pedagogy in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.


The String Pedagogy graduate program at Temple University focuses on the methods critical to helping your future students master stringed instruments. You’ll develop expertise in your instrument of choice through a curriculum focused on the study and practice of the teaching of stringed instruments, private lessons and ensemble opportunities. Become a private music instructor, or prepare for doctoral-level individual research and performance studies. The String Pedagogy MM curriculum is tailored for study of the bass, cello, harp, viola and violin.

  • participate in university ensembles;
  • study orchestral conducting techniques; and
  • utilize the primary research tools used in music studies.

String Pedagogy MM students take a blend of music education, performance and theory courses. The curriculum is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and through it you’ll:

Some students may have opportunities to teach undergraduate students who study stringed instruments. Coursework can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, and all classes take place at Temple’s Main Campus. In addition to the required curriculum, all students complete a final project that comprises a lecture or recital, method book, research paper, or teaching demonstration.

Future Career

With a String Pedagogy MM you have the opportunity to deepen your skills as a musician, in addition to learning how to effectively teach others, opening doors for an array of music education careers. Potential career opportunities include some of the following positions.

  • College music professor
  • Music director
  • Orchestra teacher
  • Private strings instructor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning Theory in Music
  • Instrumental Ensemble (4 terms)
  • Instrumental Ensemble (2 terms)
  • Advanced Orchestral Conducting I-II
  • Lower String Pedagogy
  • Upper String Pedagogy
  • String Major/Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 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

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    36135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 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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