The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Piano Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Music in Performance: Piano (Curriculum A) is appropriate for those who wish to work in performance and teaching. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should select a curriculum in the Department of Music Education.
Eight to twelve years of piano study; repertory to include representative compositions of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, and the 20th century. Memorization is expected.
Minimum repertoire for graduation includes such works as suites, partitas, preludes and fugues of J. S. Bach; sonatas of Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven; small and large form compositions of Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Liszt; music of Debussy and Ravel; music of Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Prokofiev, Bartók, Copland, and so forth. This should total at least three full recital programs and two concerti (one preferably by Mozart or Beethoven).
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