Collaborative Piano

Master of Music

The
Curriculum

Collaborative Piano, M.M. Master of Music

 

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  • Major Studies*

     

    • PCKMU 000 — Collaborative Piano
      Fall and Spring Faculty

       

      All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

       

    • 0 credits
      MSMUS R623-4 — Repertoire Performance
      0 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

       

      A component of applied studies for Collaborative Piano majors consisting of public performance of required repertoire. Performance venues include Liederabend and Sonatenabend concerts in Paul Hall, master classes in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and chamber music concerts in Alice Tully Hall.

       

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS R601-2 — Sonatas for Accompanists I
      4 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

       

      Study and performance of the vast sonata literature for all instruments, building the communication skills necessary for efficient and effective rehearsal with instrumentalists, and leading to polished performances. Repertoire chosen for each individual student's needs. Collaborative Piano majors only.

       

    • 0 credits
      GRMUS R623-4 — Studio Accompanying
      0 credits Full Year Faculty

       

      Collaborative Piano majors accompany in the studios and classes of instrumental and vocal arts faculty. This requirement, a component of their major study, provides valuable hands-on experience developing collaborative skills under the guidance of a wide variety of professional musicians.

       

  • Departmental Practicums

     

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS P691-2 — Skills of Instrumental Accompanying
      4 credits Full Year Jonathan Feldman

       

      A performance class in which participants prepare repertoire and play without rehearsal with a core group of instrumentalists. Extensive study of orchestral reductions, comparison of different editions, examination of full orchestral scores, and discussion of other options for realizations for the piano. Additional focus on sight-reading and ways to imitate and produce orchestral sounds on the piano. Also included is preparation of repertoire for piano within the orchestra as part of the symphonic instrumentation. Required of all first-year Collaborative Piano majors; Conducting and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

       

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS P693-4 — Skills of Vocal Accompanying
      4 credits Full Year Margo Garrett

       

      Through the study of English, French, and German song, this course endeavors to identify and explore the specific skills required of both pianists and singers in the successful rehearsal and performance of this repertoire. Focus on performance practice issues and how they differ from composer to composer. Required of all first-year Collaborative Piano majors; Voice, Conducting, and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

       

  • Specialized Studies*
    • Lyric Diction (VAMUS 500-0) 4 credits
    • Vocal Literature (GRMUS P600-0) 4 credits
  • Graduate Courses*
    • GRMUS T600-0 (as advised) 4 credits

Total Credits First Year: 36

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  • Major Studies*

     

    • PCKMU 000 — Collaborative Piano
      Fall and Spring Faculty

       

      All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

       

    • 0 credits
      MSMUS R623-4 — Repertoire Performance
      0 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

       

      A component of applied studies for Collaborative Piano majors consisting of public performance of required repertoire. Performance venues include Liederabend and Sonatenabend concerts in Paul Hall, master classes in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and chamber music concerts in Alice Tully Hall.

       

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS R701-2 — Sonatas for Accompanists II
      4 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

       

      Study and performance of the vast sonata literature for all instruments, building the communication skills necessary for efficient and effective rehearsal with instrumentalists, and leading to polished performances. Repertoire chosen for each individual student's needs. Collaborative Piano majors only.

       

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS R611-2 — Songs for Accompanists
      4 credits Full Year Margo Garrett, Gina Levinson, J.J. Penna, Cameron Stowe and Brian Zeger

       

      Applied study of the vast song repertoire in all languages. Study includes aspects of style, technique, ensemble, and, when singers are partners, vocal coaching issues. Repertoire chosen for each individual student's needs. Collaborative Piano majors only.

       

    • 0 credits
      GRMUS R623-4 — Studio Accompanying
      0 credits Full Year Faculty

       

      Collaborative Piano majors accompany in the studios and classes of instrumental and vocal arts faculty. This requirement, a component of their major study, provides valuable hands-on experience developing collaborative skills under the guidance of a wide variety of professional musicians.

       

  • Departmental Practicums

     

    • 4 credits
      GRMUS P677-8 — Opera Performance Technique for Pianists
      4 credits Full Year Diane Richardson

       

      A course designed for pianists with focus on all styles of operatic literature. Emphasis is placed on techniques of preparation and rehearsal of ensemble as well as solo repertoire. Effective means of producing orchestral textures at the piano are studied. Required of all second-year Collaborative Piano majors; Conducting and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

       

    • 2 credits
      GRMUS P695 — The Art of Vocal Coaching
      2 credits Spring Margo Garrett

       

      This course seeks to develop the vocal coaching skills of student pianists/coaches to their highest possible level. Beginning with teacher-singer demonstrations and discussions, the class gradually progresses to the student pianists/coaches. Interactive discussion and evaluation. Collaborative Piano majors only.

       

  • Specialized Studies*
    • Lyric Diction (VAMUS 500-0) 4 credits
    • Vocal Literature (GRMUS P600-0) 4 credits
  • Graduate Courses*
    • GRMUS H600-0 (as advised) 4 credits

Total Credits for 2nd Year: 36

  • Students are evaluated and assigned on an individual basis. All studies are subject to approval by the department. Chamber music is an optional study that must be approved by the major teacher.

    Graduate Courses: Must include two from Core Seminars in Music History and two from Core Seminars in Music Theory.

    The Music History Core requirement must include one of the following courses: GRMUS H603  , GRMUS H604  , GRMUS H605 (based upon placement exam results).

 

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