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Master of Music
Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano

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Develop your collaborative skills, working intensely with young artists and faculty in Vocal Performance (Musical Theatre/Classical Voice) and Instrumental Performance, while mentoring with Artist Faculty in Piano Studies. You'll coach with chamber musicians at home on the world's finest concert stages and learn from Broadway professionals. From tuning your harpsichord for Baroque Ensemble to preparing the piano for Contemporary Music, you'll emerge as a versatile professional musician.

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Master of Music in Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano

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Your curriculum includes private lessons and coursework in music history, literature, and research methodologies. While refining your technique at the keyboard, you'll focus on collaborative repertoire, taking advantage of the myriad ensembles and production opportunities in Music and Performing Arts, ranging from the Baroque to Broadway. Led by your interests in Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, or Classical Instrumental Music, you'll find a wide array of courses to provide you the skills you'll need to succeed. Two degree recitals are required, reflecting your areas of specialization.

You’ll work closely with our renowned Artist Faculty in Piano Studies, Vocal Performance, and Instrumental Performance – professionals engaged in opera and Broadway productions in New York, who concertize at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and who regularly take the stage at major international festivals. You'll hone your skills at the keyboard in private lessons, artist master classes, and workshops, and take advantage of performance opportunities each semester, on- and off-campus. 

Your performances will include not only degree recitals, but can include musical theatre and opera productions, voice recitals, Artist Master Classes, orchestra performances, and chamber recitals with a variety of ensembles dedicated to extraordinary repertoire.

Professional possibilities for collaborative pianists at NYU include accompanying voice lessons and performance classes, collaborating on student degree recitals, private vocal coaching, acting as rehearsal pianist for productions, performing at NYU concerts and functions, and teaching private piano lessons and keyboard skills. 

You’ll gain the skills necessary to enter a highly competitive field, with a rich knowledge of repertoire, industry practices, and techniques.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken at