Professional Development

In addition to taking the required subjects for their degrees, all Piano Performance/Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music MM students are obligated to serve in a number of capacities in order to enrich their academic and musical expertise.

Among the duties that may be required are

  • accompanying,
  • coaching,
  • conducting laboratory classes,
  • participating in ensembles,
  • participating in the distribution and inventory control of Temple University-owned musical instruments and instructional materials,
  • performing at admissions and open house events,
  • supervising performance classes,
  • teaching private lessons, and
  • tutoring.

Private Lessons & Guest Performers

Weekly private lessons are reinforced by regular performance classes and a series of master classes taught by faculty members and guest artists.

Guest performers have included

  • Anton Kuerti,
  • Arnaldo Cohen,
  • Chang Biao Liu,
  • Claude Frank,
  • Dorothy Taubman,
  • Gaby Casadesus,
  • Leon Bates,
  • Lydia Artymiw,
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin,
  • Marc Durand and
  • Menahem Pressler.


Graduates from the Piano Performance/Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music MM program are prepared to carry on toward a doctorate or for future careers as

  • conductors,
  • music directors,
  • performers,
  • professors/educators and
  • speaker/lecturers.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.