Music M.M.: Piano Performance and Pedagogy

The Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy provides exceptional graduate-level training in performance, with a focus on individual applied study with our expert faculty, along with extensive training in piano pedagogy for teaching students at all levels.

Students receive hands-on teaching experience through internships during their graduate programs. Graduate students have outstanding performance opportunities in solo and collaborative settings, and develop comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core.

Our graduate students are well prepared for entrance into doctoral programs, are frequently accepted into prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs, present their pedagogy research and projects at conferences, and enjoy successful careers as performers and educators.

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Top-Notch Facilities

The School of Music is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, performance and practice spaces, editing labs and more.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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Application Requirements

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree in music or a demonstrated equivalent. The student should have attained a high degree of proficiency in one or more of the following areas: performance, theory-composition, conducting, music education, or music history.

In addition to the common regulations and requirements applicable to all master's degree programs, students must also have reading proficiency in either German or French.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the Master of Music programs.

How to Apply

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found on the UNI Graduate College website.

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