MM, Collaborative Piano

About the Program

Through rigorous academics and an abundance of collaborative opportunities, the Music, MM collaborative piano concentration equips pianists to meet the demands of a collaborative career. In addition to instruction in accompanying students may enroll in electives such as vocal pedagogy, diction and vocal and instrumental repertoire, and study harpsichord and organ with members of the keyboard faculty. Students accompany large vocal ensembles and opera productions, collaborate with other students in chamber music and student recitals, and participate in master classes with a wide array of distinguished guest artists.

Audition Requirements

  1. Three pieces from the standard vocal repertoire in three contrasting languages (for example: Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, or Brahms; Melodie of Debussy or Faure; American art song of Barber or Copland; Spanish, English, or Italian art song)
  2. One aria from the standard vocal repertoire for any voice type
  3. One movement from an instrumental sonata from the standard instrumental repertoire (for example: Beethoven Cello Sonatas, Bach flute sonatas, Brahms clarinet sonatas)
  4. One solo piano piece (from a contrasting period of the instrumental selection)
  5. One sight reading piece (to be given at the audition)

For more information please contact Dr. Keiko Sekino, Chair, Keyboard Department.