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MM, Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano (Musical Theatre)

Explore the musical theatre repertoire while furthering your skills through private study with Artist Faculty in Piano Studies. Gain collaborative insights working with singers and mentors from the Vocal Performance Program, and engage with Broadway professionals in master classes, lectures, and career counseling. Become a versatile professional theatre musician in the heart of the music theatre industry.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Master of Music in Piano Performance: Collaborative Piano

Format
Full-time or Part-time
Credits
39
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadline

Your curriculum includes private lessons and course work in music research, history, and literature. While refining your technique, you'll focus on collaborative repertoire, with course work related to diction, vocal pedagogy, and production. For those with an interest in musical theatre, you may select repertoire classes and study music direction. Two degree recitals are required, reflecting your areas of specialization.

You’ll work closely with our renowned artist faculty in Piano Studies and Vocal Performance – professionals engaged in opera and Broadway productions in New York who concertize at venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and are regularly featured at major festivals in the United States and abroad. You will concentrate on honing your skills at the keyboard in private lessons, performance classes, guest master classes, and workshops. 

Your performance appearances will include not only degree recitals, but also musical theatre and opera productions, student and faculty voice recitals, showcase concerts, Artist Master Classes, and regular appearances at on-campus venues.

Professional possibilities for collaborative pianists working 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 various NYU concerts and functions, and teaching private piano lessons and keyboard skills.

You’ll gain the skills necessary to enter this intensely competitive field as a professional music director, including knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire and industry practices, and techniques for coaching vocalists and conducting ensembles.

Questions 

If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Marilyn Nonken at marilyn.nonken@nyu.edu.