Master of Music in Early Keyboard Instruments
Designed for students seeking professional career preparation including the development of artistry, technique, scholarly research, and the ability to play music of all periods with integrity and knowledge of specific performance practices. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent as well as a strong keyboard background.
The Master of Music in Early Keyboard Performance requires a minimum of 32 credits. Coursework to include:
- Private harpsichord, organ and fortepiano lessons
- Early Music Ensemble
- Early Music 551
- Music Theory and/or Composition
- SMTD electives
Two recitals featuring solo and ensemble works on at least two instruments selected from harpsichord, organ and fortepiano.
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.