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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_V 1702
MUSC_V 442 or 5124
MUSC_V 4433
MUSC_V 4682
MUSC_V 5612
MUSC_V 5936
Total Credits19
MUSC_V 1022
MUSC_V 131 or 2712
MUSC_V 135 or 2352
MUSC_V 333 or 4332
MUSC_V 365 or 4652
Contemporary Players2
Collegium Musicum Ensemble2
Total Credits10

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