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Diploma in Collaborative Piano Studies

The School offers the Diploma in Collaborative Piano Studies. The unique demands of collaborative work with singers and instrumentalists require specialized training for pianists. The program combines repertoire study with a diverse array of courses designed to enhance specific skills in preparation for, or in place of, graduate degree work in collaborative piano.


Enrolment in the program is limited. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, normally in piano performance, including several years of experience in collaborative work, in both vocal and chamber music, and with very strong proficiency in sight reading. Qualified candidates will be selected based on audition. Some study of German and of either French or Italian is recommended. Prospective students should inquire at the School for application information.

Diploma Requirements

The program consists of the following 29 credits of work, which must be completed within two years:

MUSC 170 2
MUSC 442 or 512 4
MUSC 443 3
MUSC 468 2
MUSC 561 2
MUSC 593 6
Total Credits 19
MUSC 102 2
MUSC 131 or 271 2
MUSC 135 or 235 2
MUSC 333 or 433 2
MUSC 365 or 465 2
Contemporary Players 2
Collegium Musicum Ensemble 2
Total Credits 10

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