Piano, Collaborative, MM

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Allow your creativity and passion for collaboration to grow and be showcased through numerous performance opportunities on and off campus in the immersive musical environment of this program.

The MM program in performance with a concentration in collaborative piano gives students the opportunity to perform with all instrumental areas and voice, focusing on collaborative endeavors such as song recitals, instrumental duos and chamber music, operatic and musical theatre productions, and participation in large ensembles.

Students refine their pianistic technique while developing the specific knowledge and abilities necessary to be skilled and sensitive musical collaborators. Collaborative piano students have an impact on every area of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and their work with opera and musical theatre singers, orchestral instrumentalists, choral and large ensembles, composers, theatre artists and dance colleagues leads toward advanced careers in music.

At A Glance

Piano, Collaborative, MM

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Degree requirements

Required Core (4 credit hours)
MUP 527 Studio Instruction (4)

Concentration (14 credit hours)
MUP 511 Studio Instruction: Piano (4)
MUP 527 Studio Instruction: Collaborative Piano (4)
MUP 588 Collaborative Piano (2)
MUP 596 Solo Performance (2)
MUP 597 Solo Performance (2)

Electives (2-3 credit hours)

Other Studies in Music (11-12 credit hours)
music history (6)
music theory (5-6)

Culminating Experience (0 credit hours)
written comprehensive exam (0)

Additional Curriculum Requirements
The other studies in music requirement includes six credit hours of MHL coursework and five to six credit hours of MTC coursework.

Completion of diagnostic exams in musicology and music theory is required of all new graduate music students prior to enrollment in courses for these programs through the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre. This is tracked internally within the academic unit.

Additional information on degree requirements for all graduate music majors may be found on the check sheets posted under each degree: https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/degree-programs/music/graduate.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. School of Music, Dance and Theatre application (including a resume, personal statement and repertoire list): https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/admissions/music/graduate-steps-to-apply
  4. three letters of recommendation
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency: https://admission.asu.edu/international/graduate/english-proficiency. The School of Music, Dance and Theatre does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances.

Applicants must perform an audition for admission. Auditions are scheduled following receipt of complete application materials. Information about the audition may be found at https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/.

A bachelor's degree in music is not required for admission to a master's program. However, all applicants without a bachelor's degree in music should email MDTAdmissions@asu.edu for information on potential remedial courses. Remedial courses may be taken at ASU, another accredited university or a community college before or after admission to this program, but they must be completed prior to starting graduate-level course requirements in music history and music theory.

Applicants should see the program website for application deadlines. After an applicant's completed application materials have been received, including recommendation letters, transcripts and English proficiency, the applicant is confirmed for an audition.

Information about this program

Visit the School of Music website for full details.