Master of Music: Collaborative Piano

(Non-thesis degree)


In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the School of Music requires an acceptable audition either in person or by taped performance, and submission of repertoire lists (solo, accompaniments, chamber music) as evidence of previous study. Students are expected to have either completed diction courses in English, Italian, French, and German at the undergraduate level, or to demonstrate proficiency in these languages and a functional knowledge of IPA. Otherwise, students are considered deficient and are expected to complete the undergraduate equivalent. These credits are not applicable to the graduate degree.


Required Core – 9 credits

  • MusC 521 Musical Analysis (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MusH 504 Special Topics
    • MusH 510 History of Jazz
    • MusH 518 Classic and Romantic Music
    • MusH 519 Twentieth Century Music
    • MusH 520 World Music
  • MusX 511 Bibliography and Research (3 credits)

Required Major Courses – 15 credits

  • MusA 524 Individual Instruction: Accompanying (8 credits)
  • MusA 555 Performance Practices (1 credit)
  • MusA 515 Accompanying (1 credit each, taken 4 times)
  • MusA 565 Chamber Ensemble (1 credit each, taken twice)
  • MusA 590 Recital (0 credits, taken 4 times)

(Note: Each enrollment in MusA 591 shall consist of a public recital as approved by the supervisory committee. Two of these recitals will involve vocal accompaniment and two will involve instrumental accompaniment.  Among the four recitals, two should include chamber music. A document will be written and defended in conjunction with one enrollment of MusA 591.)

Electives – 6 credits
Electives are selected by the student in consultation with the supervisory committee. Selection must include, in addition to the required core courses, one course in either music history and literature (MusH) or music theory (MusC). Piano Repertoire and Piano Pedagogy/Materials and Vocal Literature are recommended.