Temple University

Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance

Piano Accompanying/Opera Coaching


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Piano Accompanying/Opera Coaching

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master's degree in Piano Accompanying/Opera Coaching is directed toward pianists who wish to make accompanying and opera coaching the focus of their professional lives. Students learn about the many skills required of opera singers, including diction, foreign languages, vocal technique, stage movement, and acting. Additionally, students learn to negotiate the often unpianistic piano reductions which are part of this scene. Finally, students learn how to conduct rehearsals in a professional setting, and become aware of the special problems encountered by singers.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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