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Curriculum: Collaborative Piano Graduate Students

Life isn't an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You'll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You'll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

Curriculum: Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
Credit total: 48

Rec. Course #/Title Cr.
Private Instruction
1st/2nd yr. PVL 600 Major Instruction 16
Musicianship and Music Theory
Credits earned for MMT 602/604 will not count towards the overall credit requirements for graduation, but will affect the student’s GPA.
1st yr. MMT 602 Musicianship Review 3
2nd yr. MMT 604 Music Theory Review 3
Music History and Literature (12 credits total)
Students may pass part or all of the music history placement exam. Students who fail the first part must take MHL 602 and students who fail the second part must take MHL 603. MHL 602 and 603 will count towards the 12 credits required. Students will not receive credit by exam for placing out of MHL 602 or 603. MHL 300-500 are undergraduate courses and do not count for this requirement.
1st yr. MHL 602 Topics in Music History 3
1st yr. MHL 603 Topics in Music History 3
1st yr. Proseminar MHL 650-699 3
  MMT 702 or MHL 600-799 3-9
Career and Professional Development (2 credits)
Classes that fulfill the Career and Professional Development include: APP 252, APP 272, APP 402, APP 404, APP 408, APP 410, APP 412, and APP 414. Students are encouraged to develop a focused Independent Study Project.
Ensembles (8 credits total)
  ENS 311 Adv. Inst. Accompanying 4
  ENS 312 Adv. Vocal Accompanying 4
Performance Class
  PRF 352 Piano Forum 1
Winter Term
1st yr. Project
2nd yr. Project
Electives (9 credits total)
Courses numbered HMS 202-590, MMT 202-799, and courses in the APP, ENS, IND, MHL series that aren't used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors. The following courses should be taken to fulfill elective requirements, if not taken previously: ENS 402 (Chamber Music), MHL 302/303 (Vocal Literature), APP 210 (Basic Phonetics), 211–213 (Lyric Diction), ENS 210 (Conservatory Baroque) and ENS 220 (New Music Ensemble).
Juries and Recitals
Two juries and two recitals, one consisting of vocal music, the second consisting of instrumental works. Appropriate solo works will also be required on juries.
1st yr. JRMM1 First Graduate Jury
1st yr. RCTMM1 First Graduate Recital
2nd yr. JRMM2 Second Graduate Jury
2nd yr. RCTMM2 Second Graduate Recital