The Master of Music in Performance degree in the Hayes School of Music is based on the pillars of performance, entrepreneurship, scholarship and pedagogy, relevance, and wellness. These fundamental pillars support musicians in developing versatility and leadership for successful and independent performance careers in the 21st century. Close mentorship between the student and the faculty is central to the program, which facilitates exceptional opportunities to excel in the art of music.
The Masters in Music in Performance with a concentration in Collaborative Piano is a 34-semester hour academic and performance program that allows students to develop the skills needed to be a professional collaborative artist in both instrumental and vocal genres. The program consists of advanced courses in applied music, research, musicology, and literature, along with courses focusing on chamber ensembles and practicum experience with various performers
The graduate student in the collaborative piano program will:
- Be offered extensive performance opportunities to collaborate with other musicians
- Gain wide exposure to operatic and art song literature and standard instrumental repertoire
- Become proficient in sight reading of literature
- Develop the skills necessary to coach languages in German, Italian, and French
- Develop language proficiencies using the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
- Develop and practice rehearsal techniques in chamber music settings
- Develop and apply higher-order thinking skills in order to communicate and rehearse effectively with other performers
- Develop the skills necessary in order to make orchestral reductions pianistic
- Develop skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for professional employment, professional development, and/or further graduate study in collaborative piano
Degree Course Requirements
|Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance Semester Hours Required (minimum): 32 to 35 - varies by concentration - see below.
Collaborative Piano (Code: 558W)
Assistantships and Scholarships
Collaborative Piano Assistantships
The Collaborative Piano Assistantship may involve accompanying large ensembles, chamber ensembles such as Quintessential, vocal and/or instrumental recitals for a $9,000 stipend for a year.