Vocal Pedagogy (M.M.)

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $60
Intakes: Spring Fall Summer
International tuition: $24,000
Domestic tuition: $24,000

Program overview

The student's undergraduate degree should be in vocal performance with evidence of vocal proficiency in three languages and a senior recital. All entering graduate students in the Master of Music degree program in vocal pedagogy must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Successful completion of a memorized solo recital of 60 minutes duration for a faculty committee is required. The candidate shall present to a faculty committee a research paper on an aspect of vocal pedagogy. The paper shall be written under the guidance of the graduate adviser in vocal pedagogy and completed not later than four weeks before the end of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students must also successfully complete a final comprehensive examination in vocal pedagogy integrating material covered in pedagogy courses taken during the degree program. This comprehensive examination typically will be a written examination, though an oral segment may be required at the discretion of the Voice Division. Submission of an application, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. At least a B average in all undergraduate music courses. A 10-­minute demonstration of performance proficiency with classical repertoire in contrasting styles in the applicant's major medium, either by personal audition or recording. Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL results of 80 or higher (iBT test), (for paper­based test: 550 or higher; for computer­based test: 213 or higher), to be considered for admission. For the iBT test, at least 20 out of 30 in each of the subcategories is required.

Career opportunities

The Catholic University of America offers graduate students a wide variety of funding, teaching assistantships, on-campus employment, and research opportunities. Please contact the department of your interest and ask about funding and teaching opportunities.

Campus location

Washington , United States

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