Designed for students seeking thorough preparation for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, accompanists, and teachers. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in piano and have taken two courses in advanced piano literature.
The Master of Music in Piano Performance requires a minimum of 32 credits. Coursework to include:
- Private piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, and/or chamber music lessons
- Piano Pedagogy
- Piano Ensemble
- Musicology, Music Theory, and/or Composition
- Piano Literature
- SMTD electives
The presentation of a recital.
Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Performance & Chamber Music, which may be completed in two years.
For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.
How To Apply
- apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
- Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
- submit by January 15 for a recorded audition
- Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD
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- 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