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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance, Department of Music Studies







Street Address:

129 Presser Hall, 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance, digital composition, theory, music history, jazz studies, music therapy, music education (with choral and instrumental conducting; a jazz track). Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Four years. Bachelor of Science in Music. Four years. Studies in performance, digital composition of classical and electronic music, music history, theory, music industry.


Graduate program


Master of Arts in Music. In composition, music history, theory, musical theatre. Master of Science in Music. Includes emphases in performance (classical, contemporary, jazz, opera), music technology. Master of Music. In performance, collaborative piano/opera coaching, vocal arts, choral, wind conducting, pedagogy, composition, theory, music history, jazz studies, music education. Master of Music Therapy. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.

Institution Notes:

An independent state-affiliated university founded in 1884. The Boyer college of Music and Dance forms part of the Center for the Arts. The New School Institute is the instrumental ensemble branch of the Esther Boyer College of Music and operates as the Department of Instrumental Ensemble and Orchestral Studies. There is a flourishing opera program. Among other facilities, the Rock Hall building houses the Presser Creative Music Technology Center and the Alice Tully Chamber Music Library, including the Curtis String Quartet archives and the Blockson Collection of African-American resources with musical materials of African-American heritage. There are several fine performance spaces. The library holds a collection of early instruments. The University has a Preparatory Division offering tuition to school-age children, including a Suzuki program, a Centre for Gifted Young Musicians offering individual lessons, ensemble and theory instruction, and a children’s choral program. There is a Community Music Scholars Program for needy school-aged children, and an Extension Division for adults. The music therapy programs are accredited by the American Association of Music Therapists (AAMT) and the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT). Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Last Updated:

December 2022