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
- Complete the degree in four calendar years from the date on a student’s initial registration or be held to any new degree requirements
- Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
- Complete GSR 501, Graduate Orientation Seminar (one credit)
- 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.
- Pass proficiency exams in music history and music theory