Master of Music in Chamber Music, Harpsichord

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Designed for students seeking specialized education in the collaborative techniques, communication methods, and career/life skills needed for a chamber music career. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in harpsichord or its equivalent, along with substantial experience performing solo and ensemble repertoire.

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The Master’s of Music in Chamber Music: Harpsichord requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include: minimum 8 credits of major instrument minimum 8 credits of non-performance music courses minimum 4 credits small mixed chamber ensembles minimum 4 credits chosen from the following courses: Piano Chamber Music, Early Music Ensemble, Mixed Chamber Music, Chamber Music, Chamber Arts Collective, Vocal Chamber Music, Digital Music Ensemble, Electronic Chamber Music, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Creative Arts Orchestra, Small Jazz Ensemble

Final Project:

Final Project Chamber music performance (minimum 60 min. of music) performance should include a variety of chamber music showing programmatic and stylistic depth and breadth including: no more than one significant collaborative work for the student’s major instrument + piano at least two complete works at least one world premiere or alternative approved by the Chair of Chamber Music. Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Chamber Music & Performance, which may be completed in two years.


SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.

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Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.


Matt Albert

Chair of Chamber Music and Associate Professor of Music

Joseph Gascho

Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Stearns Collection
Early Music Chamber Coordinator, Harpsichord

David Jackson

Professor of Music
Brass Chamber Music Coordinator, Trombone


Application for 2023-2024 Due December 1

Cost, Scholarships & Financial Aid

We are committed to admitting the most talented and promising performing artists and scholars, regardless of financial means.