Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
Designed for students seeking thorough preparation for careers as chamber musicians, accompanists, teachers and vocal coaches. 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 includes one-on-one instruction in collaborative and operatic literature; courses in Chamber Music and Voice literature; electives in Musicology, Music Theory, and/or Composition.
The presentation of three recitals of vocal and instrumental repertoire will be required for graduation. Also required is the satisfactory completion of a departmental examination assessing intermediate proficiency in reading and advanced proficiency in pronunciation of French, German, and Italian.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.