Master of Music in Collaborative Piano

Department of Piano

Designed for students seeking thorough preparation for careers as chamber musicians, accompanists, and teachers. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in piano or its equivalent, substantial solo and ensemble repertoire, and  elementary proficiency in two languages (French, German, or Italian).


The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano requires a minimum of 35 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private piano lessons as required
  • Piano Accompanying and/or Chamber Music
  • Interpretation of Songs
  • Piano Literature
  • Voice Literature
  • Musicology, Music Theory, and/or Composition
  • SMTD electives

Final Project

  • The presentation of three recitals of vocal and instrumental repertoire
  • Departmental examination including intermediate proficiency in reading and advanced proficiency in pronunciation of French, German, and Italian

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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