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.
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
- 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
- 12 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
- Resume: Current resume required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
International48114 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
National48114 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State36135 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Philadelphia
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.