Master of Music in Performance 

Expand on your musical achievements or gain advanced skills to teach in the performing arts with a Master of Music in Performance in Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. The program offers an in-depth study of the history and theory of music and performance across 17 specialized concentrations, including voice.

Over the course of this multi-year degree, available on a full- or part-time basis, you’ll develop the expertise to execute or teach effective musical performance as a soloist or part of an ensemble. Much of the learning in this program is hands-on, as students are immersed in a host of ensembles and orchestral repertoires.

Students in this degree program receive individual instruction from Boyer’s award-winning faculty, comprised of members that have performed with the

  • Chamber Music Orchestra of Philadelphia,
  • Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
  • Philadelphia Orchestra,
  • The Opera Company of Philadelphia, and  
  • Pennsylvania Ballet, in addition to other notable orchestras and symphonies.

Through this connection, there are opportunities for students to participate in various internships and advanced study in real-world environments. Additionally, the department is chaired by Terell Stafford, an acclaimed trumpeter who has performed at distinguished institutions such as the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.

Classes & Curriculum

Instruction varies depending on your chosen instrument. Learn more about required and elective courses for each concentration.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Music program 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.

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Out-of-state: [node:field_tuprog_tuition_nonresident] per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Concentrations

You can focus on Performance or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Bassoon

    Specialize in the study of the bassoon and take courses that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Cello

    Specialize in the study of the cello and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Clarinet

    Specialize in the study of the clarinet and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Classical Guitar

    Specialize in the study of the cello and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Double Bass

    Specialize in the study of the double bass and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Flute

    Specialize in the study of the flute and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • French Horn

    Specialize in the study of the french horn and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Harp

    Specialize in the study of the harp and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Harpsichord

    Specialize in the study of the harpsichord and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Oboe

    Specialize in the study of the oboe and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Percussion

    Receive the finest instrumental training in the context of a comprehensive university: Specialize in the study of percussion and take other courses that support advanced musical and academic development. In this program, students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Piano

    Specialize in the study of piano and take other courses that support advanced musical and academic development. In this program, students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in solo recitals, as well as in large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Saxophone

    Specialize in the study of the saxophone and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Trombone

    Specialize in the study of the trombone and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Trumpet

    Specialize in the study of the trumpet and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Tuba

    Specialize in the study of the tuba and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Viola

    Specialize in the study of the viola and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Violin

    Specialize in the study of the violin and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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  • Voice

    Specialize in the study of vocal performance and take courses outside your area that support advanced musical and academic development. Students study privately with professional artist-teachers and enjoy opportunities for performance in numerous large and chamber music ensembles.

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