Piano; M.Mus. (Thesis)

You can apply for Fall 2018 admission as of mid-September. Apply by December 1st!

Program Overview

The M.Mus. in Piano develops artistic expression and interpretative skills by immersing the advanced pianist in a vibrant musical environment that blends performance training with humanities-based scholarship. This flexibly designed program revolves around an integrated piano course involving all studios and provides opportunities for chamber music and a range of recital options including solo and chamber music performance, sound recording, and creative interdisciplinary projects.

Faculty

Dynamic faculty performs internationally and has diverse teaching, coaching, and adjudicating experience in a broad range of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoires.

For a complete list of Piano Area faculty members, visit the area's webpage.

Resources & Opportunities

Students benefit from:

  • Collaborative opportunities in instrumental, vocal and contemporary music performance at a high level;
  • Complementary course offerings include song interpretation, piano pedagogy, and performance practice through fortepiano/continuo options;
  • Cultivates strong communication skills for developing programs for project grants, recordings, and concert presentations;
  • Dynamic musical university culture with opportunities for developing private studio teaching in the community;
  • Leadership opportunities developed through the Chamber Music Without Borders program.

Awards

Students in this program have received university fellowships, awards for Iplai programs and summer festivals such as the Franz Schubert Institute.

Careers

Graduates often continue their studies at the doctoral level; have been selected for national/international competitions; pursue careers as collaborative pianists, opera coaches, and as independent studio teachers, among others.