This prestigious program focuses on developing individual artistry through exposure to all instrumental studios and faculty over the course of the degree. Weekly studio classes and our semi-public performance forum provide ample performance opportunity for assignments that are thoughtfully made, addressing both individual strengths and repertoire deficiencies.
Because of our intimate size we are able to form chamber groups for each student, for every semester of their degree. Each group will follow a structured rehearsal schedule with weekly coachings and a required performance. Collaborative pianists also have the opportunity to perform in Lynn’s large ensembles and the New Music Festival.
Outside of practicum, which includes collaborations on instrumental recitals, the cornerstone of the master’s degree is the two required recitals designed by you which include a large scale chamber work. These performances reflect the development of your personal interests and specializations.
In addition to advanced courses in music theory and history, master’s students have the opportunity to take courses in music entrepreneurship as well as a unique Advanced Collaborative Piano Literature course.
The M.M. is a comprehensive music degree that includes advanced study in music history, theory, pedagogy and entrepreneurship.
Innovative courses include a two-part Seminar in the Collaborative Arts, which discusses technical and stylistic issues of every instrument with special attention given to the study and preparation of orchestral realizations and art song. Advanced Collaborative Piano Literature covers the most important instrumental repertoire including Sonati, character pieces, concerti, art song and major works for orchestral piano.