Master of Music in Piano Performance/Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music
Increase your musical achievements and gain proficiency in piano with the Master of Music in Piano Performance/Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple. This interdisciplinary, 48-credit master’s degree program deeply immerses you in music theory and piano performance, enhancing your commercial viability as a collaborative pianist and preparing you to pursue doctoral studies.
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, this combination master’s program integrates rigorous academics and musical performance to prepare you for professional work in your field. You’ll develop the in-depth knowledge and expertise required to perform as a soloist or part of an ensemble.
The Piano Performance/Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music MM appeals to advanced pianists interested in chamber music, coaching, solos and accompaniment. Study focuses on performance of piano as well as the literature of piano. Learning in this program is hands-on, as students join and perform with a host of ensembles and orchestral repertoires.
Students are trained to
- appreciate how text can affect musical performance.
- develop their pianistic skills in order to meet the demands of advanced chamber and accompanied works.
- distinguish between the many different kinds of ensemble participation, depending on the media.
- learn how to conduct rehearsals.
- listen to the many events occurring simultaneously in ensembles.
In addition to required courses, all entering students must take Diagnostic Examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term.