Curriculum - Piano Studies

Piano Studies Master's Curriculum

M.M. in Music Performance and Composition, Concentration in Solo Piano (36 points)
M.M. in Music Performance and Composition, Concentration in Collaborative Piano (39 points)

M.M. in Music Performance and Composition
Concentration in Solo Piano (36 points) for those enrolling for study beginning January 2015

CORE

6 points

6 points from two of the following by advisement
Research
MPAME-GE 2021 Music Reference and Research Materials 3
MPAME-GE 2130 Research in Music and Music Education 3
Music History/Literature (one of the following by advisement; items below are only a sample of the courses available to pianists each semester)
MPATC-GE 2151 Sonata in the 19th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2039 Contemporary Music 3
MPATC-GE 2127 Aesthetics of Compositional Process in the Symphony 3
MPATC-GE 2200 Seminar in Music Theory 3
MPATC-GE 2069 Opera in the 20th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2550 Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives 3

AREA OF CONCENTRATION – SOLO PERFORMANCE

27 points

Applied Instrumental Study9
MPAPE-GE 2356 Private Piano - Solo Repertoire 3
Ensemble6
MPAxx-GE xxxx Chamber Music, Workshop 1 - 3
May include traditional Chamber Music, New Music and Dance Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Song Repertoire, or Opera/Music Theatre Workshops
Performance Practice (Restricted Electives)12
MPAPE-GE 2170 Spring Collaborative Piano: Techniques and Practicum 3
MPAPE-GE 2181 Spring Influential Pianists and Performance Practice 3
MPAPE-GE 2186 Fall Piano Literature, 18th-20th c 3
MPAPE-GE 2187 Fall Piano Literature, 20th-21st c 3
MPAPE-GE 2189 Spring Performance Practices & Entrepreneurship in 20th & 21st Century Piano Music 3

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE

3 points

MPAPE-GE 2026 Colloquy Colloquy in Music (assessed public recital and dossier of professional documents) 3

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Baccalaureate in Music Performance or its academic equivalent
Successful completion of exams in Music Theory, Aural Training, and Music History and any required remedial classes resulting from those exams

 

M.M. in Music Performance and Composition
Concentration in Collaborative Piano (39 points)

CORE

6 points

6 points from two of the following by advisement
Research (One of the following by advisement)
MPAME-GE 2021 Music Reference and Research Materials 3
MPAME-GE 2130 Research in Music and Music Education 3
Music History/Literature  (One of the following by advisement) 
MPATC-GE 2127 Aesthetics of Compositional Process in the Symphony 3
MPATC-GE 2151 Sonata in the 19th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2039 Contemporary Music 3
MPATC-GE 2046 Music Criticism 3
MPATC-GE 2200 Seminar in Music Theory 3
MPATC-GE 2069 Opera in the 20th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2550 Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives 3

AREA OF CONCENTRATION – COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE

23 points

Applied Instrumental Study9
MPAPE-GE 2356 Private Piano 3
Ensemble7
 

To be chosen from among the following:

Chamber Music, New Music and Dance Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Song Repertoire, or Opera/Music Theatre Workshops

1 - 3
Performance Practice (Restricted Electives)7
MPAPE-GE 2170 Collaborative Piano: Techniques and Practicum  3
Students must take two semesters Song Repertoire (4 points from the following by advisement) 
MPAVP-GE 2264 Song Repertoire: English  2
MPAVP-GE 2265 Song Repertoire: German  2
MPAVP-GE 2266 Song Repertoire: Italian/Spanish  2
MPAVP-GE 2267 Song Repertoire: French  2

GUIDED ELECTIVES

6 points

6 points from the following sample of courses by advisement
**A "core" or "concentration" course that is not used to satisfy that category can be used as a guided elective
Music Education
MPAME-GE 2010 Current Readings in Music Education 3
MPAME-GE 2031 Creative Performance Opportunities Music Ed 3
MPAME-GE 2061 Psychology of Music Education 3
MPAME-GE 2096 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 3
Music Theory
MPATC-GE 2200 Seminar in Music Theory 3
MPATC-GE 2127 Compositional Processes in the Symphony 3
MPATC-GE 2123 Analysis of Contemporary Practices 3
Music History/Literature  (One of the following by advisement) 
MPATC-GE 2127 Aesthetics of Compositional Process in the Symphony 3
MPATC-GE 2440 Music in the Baroque Period 3
MPATC-GE 2073 Music in the Classical Era 3
MPATC-GE 2460 Music in the Romantic Period 3
MPATC-GE 2200 Seminar in Music Theory 3
MPATC-GE 2069 Opera in the 20th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2550 Film Music: Historical and Aesthetic Perspectives 3
Performing Arts Administration
MPAPA-GE 2130 Environment of Performing Arts Administration 3
MPAPA-GE 2131 Principles & Practices of Performing Arts Administration 3
Related Areas of Interest
MPATC-GE 2181 Influential Pianists and Performance Practice 3
MPAPE-GE-2186 Piano Literature: 18th-19th C 3
MPAPE-GE-2187 Piano Literature: 20th-21st C 3
MPAPE-GE-2189 Performance Practices & Entrepreneurship in 20th & 21st C Piano Music 3
MPATC-GE 2042 Psychology of Music 3
MPAME-GE 2108 Vocal/Choral Conducting Practices 1
  Internship in the Music Industry 1

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE
Two, assessed public recitals and related research paper

4 points

MPAME-GE 2300 Independent Study 1-2
MPAPE-GE 2026 Colloquy in Music  2-3

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Baccalaureate in Music Performance or its academic equivalent
  • Successful completion of exams in Music Theory, Aural Training, and Music History and any required remedial classes resulting from those exams