Collaborative Piano & Coaching

Master of Music (MM)

The objective of this degree is to train pianists in the specialized skills of collaborative piano and coaching, encompassing extensive pianistic study of instrumental and vocal collaborative repertoire; reduction of orchestral scores at the piano; Baroque performance practice; transposition; vocal and instrumental ensemble techniques; diction (English, French, German, Italian); and techniques of vocal coaching (song and opera).

"I chose to study collaborative piano because it represents a holistic and dynamic approach to music-making. Successful musical collaboration transcends the ego of any single performer—it touts the complete sound above all else, allowing access to a profound realm of artistry and expression. I feel lucky to work in a discipline that celebrates such a well-rounded approach." - Alex, graduate pianist

Apply and audition

For your MM, you will be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • 16 credits of applied study
  • 6 credits of keyboard courses
  • 9 credits of music theory and musicology/ethnomusicology courses
  • Completion of 2 recitals, one instrumental and one vocal
  • Final oral examination

Requirements for the MM in Music