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Master of Music in Fortepiano Performance

Department of Piano

Designed for students seeking professional career preparation including the development of artistry, technique, scholarly research, and the ability to play music of all periods with integrity and knowledge of specific performance practices. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in piano or fortepiano or in harpsichord or organ with extensive work in piano or fortepiano.

Curriculum

The Master of Music in Fortepiano Performance requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private fortepiano lessons
  • Early Music Ensemble
  • Chamber Music
  • Composition, Musicology, and/or Music Theory
  • SMTD electives

Final Project

The presentation of a recital.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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Faculty

Christopher Harding Chair, performance
Matthew Bengtson piano literature, fortepiano
Amy I. Cheng chamber music
Katherine Collier performance, collaborative piano
John Ellis pedagogy and performance
Arthur Greene performance
Robert Grijalva piano technology
Aya Higuchi Hagelthorn piano pedagogy
Martin Katz collaborative piano, voice literature
Lydia Qiu coordinator of accompanying
Logan Skelton performance