Master of Music in Piano Performance
Designed for students seeking thorough preparation for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, collaborative pianists, and teachers. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in piano and demonstrate advanced proficiency in pianistic skill and artistry.
The Master of Music in Piano Performance requires a minimum of 32 credits. Coursework includes one-on-one Performance Study; courses in Music Theory, Piano Literature and Musicology; Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music coaching; other music electives, including weekly Piano Forum. Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Performance and Piano Chamber Music, which may be completed in two years.
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
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.