Collaborative Piano

Plan of Study: Collaborative Piano

Created with Sketch.

Find your program overview, plans of study, and course descriptions below.

The graduate programs of study in Collaborative Piano are designed to offer skilled performers training and experience in solo and ensemble accompanying.

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Collaborative Piano Major / Vocal Specialization

Total Curriculum Credits: 61

  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2091)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2031)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Italian Diction (IT2101)
    2 cr
  • Graduate English Diction (EN2101)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Ear-Training (TH2001)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting (CD2011)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
16 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2092)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2032)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Italian Diction (IT2102)
    2 cr
  • Graduate English Diction (EN2102)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Ear-Training (TH2002)
    2 cr
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting (CD2012)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
16 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2111)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2041)
    1 cr
  • Graduate German Diction (GR2101)
    2 cr
  • Graduate French Diction (FR2101)
    2 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
15 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2112)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2042)
    1 cr
  • Graduate German Diction (GR2102)
    2 cr
  • Graduate French Diction (FR2102)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
14 cr

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Collaborative Piano Major / Instrumental Specialization

Total Curriculum Credits: 53

  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar (AC2091)
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Practicum (AC2031)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Advanced Ear-Training (TH2001)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Music History (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
16 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar (AC2092)
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Practicum (AC2032)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Advanced Ear-Training (TH2002)
    2 cr
  • Chamber Music (SP1500)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
13 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar (AC2111)
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Practicum (AC2041)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Electives
    2 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
12 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar (AC2112)
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Practicum (AC2042)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Electives
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
12 cr

*Instrumental Collaborative Pianists can take any two of four year-long graduate diction courses. English, French, German, or Italian. Typically one language is taken in each year of the MM degree.

3 adjucated recitals are required: 2 vocal and 1 instrumental

Sample Schedule for Professional Studies Certificate Program / Collaborative Piano Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 30

  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2091-2092)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2031)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    6 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
15 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2111-2112)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2032)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    6 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
15 cr

Sample Schedule for Doctor of Musical Arts Program / Collaborative Piano Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 60

  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Theory (DM4101)
    3 cr
  • Research Methods (DM4150)
    3 cr
  • Music History Elective
    3 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
17 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Theory (DM4102)
    3 cr
  • History Pedagogy (DM4170)
    3 cr
  • Solo Recital (DM4450)**
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar
    2 cr
Total Credits for Semester 1, Spring:
16 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Graduate Elective*
    3 cr
  • Performance Practices (DM3130)
    3 cr
  • Thesis Advisement (DM4200)
    2 cr
  • Performance Project (DM4490)
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
18 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Graduate Elective*
    2 cr
  • Doctoral Seminar (DM3099)
    3 cr
  • Thesis Advisement (DM4200)
    2 cr
  • Comprehensive Examination (DM4500)
    0 cr
  • Solo Recital (DM4450)**
    2 cr
  • Accompanying Seminar
    2 cr
  • Thesis Exam (DM4550)
    0 cr
  • Language Exam (DM4510)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
17 cr

*Collaborative Piano majors need only two credits of graduate electives.
**Collaborative Piano majors present ensemble recitals.