This graduate program is for pre-professionals who exhibit potential for a specialized career in vocal accompanying.
The program offers exceptionally gifted collaborative pianists the opportunity to deepen their artistry, broaden their musical perspective, and refine their performance skills under the guidance of College of Music faculty. In addition, all Artist Diploma students have access to courses and career advising offered by the Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Students are provided both coaching and individualized instruction, with extensive opportunities for performance, in preparation for a career as a professional vocal coach.
An earned master of music degree in collaborative piano with commensurate language and diction training (or equivalent professional experience) and a successful audition are required for admission into this program.
Required Courses and Credits
|Category I: Requirements in Music|
|PMUS 6636||Applied Instruction (Four semesters required, one-hour weekly lesson plus weekly studio class; to be divided equally between collaborative piano and vocal coaching)||8|
|TMUS 6956||Master's Thesis (Collaborative recital - instrumental)||2|
|TMUS 6956||Master's Thesis (Two collaborative recitals - vocal)||4|
|TMUS 6957||Master's Thesis 2||2|
|MUSC 5157||Opera Practicum (Serve as rehearsal pianist and continuo player for all major operas, as well as outreach presentations and special events) 1||0-4|
|Category II: Other Requirements in Music|
|MUSC 5375||Opera Coaching for Pianists||2|
|Additional coursework in collaborative literature, song literature, pedagogy, musicology, ethnomusicology or theory. 2||2|
|Total Credit Hours||20-24|
Student enrolls for variable credit according to faculty recommendation.
Students who wish to take academic classes at the 5000-level or above will be required to pass the appropriate preliminary exam.