The Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying is designed for those who received an undergraduate degree in piano performance or the equivalent.


  • One chamber music recital and three piano-­vocal programs
  • Passing satisfactorily a language examination in two languages (French, German or Italian)


  • A bachelor's degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.
  • 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.
  • An audition before the piano faculty that includes solo literature and vocal repertoire, and sight reading.
  • Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.