Master of Music in Fortepiano Performance
The application deadline for most 2023-24 programs was December 1. See the Graduate Admissions page for specific degree application deadlines.
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 should possess a bachelor’s degree in piano or fortepiano or in harpsichord or organ with extensive work in piano or fortepiano.
The Master of Music in Fortepiano Performance requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include: one-on-one fortepiano lessons; participation in Early Music Ensemble and Chamber Music; electives in Composition, Musicology, and/or Music Theory.
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
Amy I-Lin Cheng
Aya Higuchi Hagelthorn
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.