CIP: 500903

This is a two-year program of study at the post-baccalaureate level for students of collaborative piano. Students will pursue advanced studies in instrumental collaboration through extensive practical experience in both the studio and on stage through a practicum divided evenly between strings (one year) and woodwinds, brass and percussion (one year). Weekly applied lessons, chamber coachings, seminar participation and a weekly studio class compliment coursework in piano literature, pedagogy and other music academics providing the student with the tools needed to attain professional competence and specialization in the area of instrumental collaboration.

M.M. degree in collaborative piano completion requirements

  1. Complete the degree in four calendar years from the date on a student’s initial registration or be held to any new degree requirements
  2. Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  3. Complete GSR 501, Graduate Orientation Seminar (one credit)
  4. Complete 36 credits of music courses, including four semesters of applied music study (12 credits), three semesters of small ensemble (3 credits), Seminar in Solo Piano (1 credit), one academic music course (3 credits), collaborative piano courses (14 credits), Piano Pedagogy (3 credits), a sight reading jury for pianists (0 credit), four semesters of Performance Forum (0 credit), one full student collaborative recital (0 credit), participate in two January terms (0 credit) and pass a comprehensive exam (0 credit) given near the conclusion of degree study.
  5. Pass proficiency exams in music history and music theory

Instrumental Collaborative Piano students are required to participate in 2 juries during their degree program.

* M.M. students: Five documented hours per week. Candidates will complete two semesters of string practicum and one each of woodwinds and brass/percussion in no predetermined order.

Assignments will include participation in lessons, master classes and studio class as assigned by teacher.

**Music Academic Electives may be selected from the following courses: MUG 580 Music Entrepreneurship, MUH 530 Bibliography and Research Skills, MUH 562, 563, 566, 568 Seminars in Music History (various topics) and MUT 570 Analytical Techniques of Music.

Total 37 credits