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Master of Music in Collaborative Piano

This program is designed for accomplished pianists who intend to pursue careers in vocal coaching or accompanying.

Entrance Requirements

  1. An audition is required prior to admission. An audition in person is preferable, but if this is not possible, a  recording may be submitted with the approval of the Director of Collaborative Piano. A list of audition repertoire can be found here.
    A complete list of repertoire (solo and collaborative), along with a CV detailing collaborative and ensemble experience, should be submitted at the time of the audition.
  2. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with piano as the principal instrument and course work equivalent to that in Bachelor's degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee. The applicant should also possess a knowledge of Italian, French, and German diction and should have had experience as a solo or ensemble accompanist.
  3. Diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear training, musicology, and vocal diction must be taken by all entering students before registering for courses. If deficiencies are detected, specific courses may be recommended or required.

Course Outline

Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Mus Theory 500 level or Mus Gen 520 3
Musicology Elective Musicology 500 level 3
Coaching and Accompanying Mus Perf 551 8
Recital Projects Mus Kbd 531-541 4
Song Literature I-II Mus Voc 410-420 4
Opera Theater or Workshop Mus Ens 540 or 542 1
Piano or Chamber Mus Ens 500 level 2
*Music Electives   5
Total 33
*A maximum of 2 hours in Ensemble may be counted as Music Electives.

Final Requirements

  1. Two recital projects.
  2. Comprehensive written and oral examinations.

Remember, consult the University Graduate School's website for deadline dates and other important information.


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