Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching
Develop the foundation for a professional career as a pianist and vocal coach with a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Gain the skills needed to successfully train and accompany opera singers. In addition to teaching lessons, graduates with a Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching MM often pursue positions in higher education and professional performance.
Students in this six-year, 30-credit graduate music studies program focus on acting, diction, foreign languages, stage movement and vocal technique.
The curriculum is offered on a part- or full-time basis, and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Coursework helps you to
- identify with the unique problems opera singers encounter;
- learn to conduct rehearsals in a professional setting; and
- master the many skills of opera singers, and in turn, coach them.
All students are required to take Diagnostic Examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term of graduate study. To earn your degree, you must complete a comprehensive final project, including an oral presentation or written paper as well as accompaniments for several vocal recitals.
Classes & Curriculum
The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Opera Coaching is specifically designed for pianists who desire to accompany opera singers.
Courses focus the skills needed to guide rehearsals in professional settings and identify issues specific to opera singers. You’ll graduate with a firm understanding of how to conduct an opera to perform in professional settings. Some of the courses include
- History of Opera,
- Pedagogy of Technique, and
- Piano for Accompanying and Chamber Music Majors.
Related Graduate Degrees
- Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music MM
- Harpsichord Performance MM
- Piano Pedagogy MM
- Piano Performance MM
- Piano Performance DMA
- Historical Keyboard Performance DMA