Master of Music in Instrumental Collaborative Piano

Master of Music

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 37 credits
DJMC 500+ Intensive Arts (2 January terms at 0 credits) 0
GSR 501 Graduation Orientation Seminar 1
MUP 526 Advanced Collaborative Piano Literature I: The Instrumental Sonata and Concerto 2
MUP 527 Advanced Collaborative Piano Literature II: Chamber, Vocal and Orchestral Repertoire 2
MUP 529 Piano Pedagogy 3
MUP 601 Seminar in Collaborative Piano I: Skills of Instrumental Accompanying 1
MUP 602 Seminar in Collaborative Piano II: Performance Issues 1
MUP 603 Collaborative Piano: Practicum 8
MUR 501 Performance Forum (4 semesters at 0 credit) 0
MUR 600 Graduate Recital 0
MUR 601 Comprehensive Exam 0
MUP 605 Seminar in Solo Piano 1
MUS 501 Applied Instrument: MM (4 semesters at 3 credits) 12
MUS 511 Small Ensemble (3 semesters - 1 credit 3
MUG, MUH, MUT 500+ Music Academic Elective 3

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