Collaborative Piano

Plan of Study: Collaborative Piano

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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 (AC2093)
    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 (AC2094)
    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 (AC2113)
    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 (AC2114)
    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

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 / Instrumental Specialization

Total Curriculum Credits: 53

  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2091)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano 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
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2092)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative PianoPracticum (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
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2111)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2041)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
12 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons
    5 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2112)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2042)
    1 cr
  • Graduate Diction (GR2101-2102 EN, FR, GR, or IT)*
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
12 cr

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.

*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 Performance Diploma Program / Collaborative Piano Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 30

  • Collaborative Piano Lesson (ACP6000)
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2031)
    1 cr
  • Professional Performance Diploma Seminar ME2700
    3 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar VX: AC2093 OR INST: AC2091
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
15 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2032)
    1 cr
  • PPD Core (Career Focus)**
    4 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar VX: AC2094 OR INST: AC2092
    2 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
16 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lessons ACP6000
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC2041)
    1 cr
  • PPD Core (Career Focus)**
    4 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar VX: AC2113 OR INST: AC2111
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
16 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Lesson ACP6000
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Practicum (AC20142)
    1 cr
  • PPD Core (Career Focus)**
    4 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar VX: AC2114 OR INST: AC2112
    2 cr
  • Graduation Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
16 cr

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.

**To be identified and selected in consultation with the major advisor. Course will be taken in combination to achieve a documented professional goal (i.e. chamber music, startup ensemble, keyboard performance/skills)

Sample Schedule for Professional Studies Certificate Program / Collaborative Piano Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 30

  • Major Lessons (ACP6000)
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2091 OR AC2093 AC2111 OR AC2113)
    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 (ACP6000)
    6 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar (AC2092 OR AC2094 OR AC2112 OR AC2114)
    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

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 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
  • Collaborative Piano 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
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar
    2 cr
Total Credits for Semester 1, Spring:
16 cr
  • Major Lessons
    6 cr
  • Graduate Elective*
    2 cr
  • Performance Practices (DM3130)
    3 cr
  • Thesis Advisement (DM4200)
    2 cr
  • Solo Recital (DM4450)**
    2 cr
  • Performance Project (DM4490)
    2 cr
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
19 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
  • Collaborative Piano Seminar
    2 cr
  • Thesis Exam (DM4550)
    0 cr
  • Language Exam (DM4510)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
17 cr

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.

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

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