Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music

Advance your musical career with a Master of Music (MM) in Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. This 30-credit graduate program integrates rigorous academic work and musical performance so you’re prepared to play professionally in small ensembles or accompany soloists.

The Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music MM is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Through the curriculum, you’ll develop the skills to  

  • conduct rehearsals;
  • listen and contribute to instrumental events that occur simultaneously;
  • meet the demands of advanced chamber music and accompanied works; and
  • think about how text affects musical performance.

Enrich your academic experience by accompanying other musicians, participating in and touring with ensembles, performing at Temple events, and teaching private lessons.

Students have the option to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis, depending on their personal needs. All courses takes place on Temple’s Main Campus. In addition to required courses, all entering students are required to take Diagnostic Examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term.

You’ll prepare a final oral or written project that addresses several topics in music composition, history, performance and technique. Students who successfully complete the program have the skills and experience necessary to launch their professional career or pursue doctoral studies.

    Chamber music ensemble practicing with double bass, oboe and bassoon players

    Classes & Curriculum

    Required courses include

    • Baroque Keyboard Performance Practice,
    • Classical Keyboard Performance Practice,
    • Instrumental Ensemble,
    • Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors,
    • Recital Accompanying, and
    • Studio Accompanying.

    Learn more about the program’s requirements.

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    Tuition & Fees

    In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Music offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

    Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident: $1,038.00 per credit
    Out-of-state: $1,383.00 per credit

    Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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