May 19, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Collaborative Piano - MM (Vocal/Instrumental)

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Degree Title:  Master of Music in Music Performance – Collaborative Piano

Program Name and Number:

Collaborative Piano/Vocal (MM5196)

Collaborative Piano/Instrumental (MM5197)

Department/Unit:  School of Music

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Terms of Entry:  Fall

Program Learning Outcomes:  In successfully pursuing an Ohio University Master of Music degree, students will

  1. Develop advanced capacities to work independently and make effective artistic and intellectual judgments and professional decisions in the area of specialization.
  2. Demonstrate professional competence in the area of specialization before peers and faculty.
  3. Produce a final project or equivalent reviewed by more than one faculty member.

Program Overview:  The master’s program Collaborative Piano is designed for professionally oriented pianists who wish to pursue careers as collaborative artists. It is also for those who wish to use it as a foundation for doctoral study. The goal is to prepare graduate students, both technically and intellectually, for professional careers as accompanists or chamber music performers.

Opportunities for Graduates:  The Collaborative Piano master’s program is designed to prepare graduate students, both technically and intellectually, for professional careers as performers or as artist-teachers; for studio and school music teachers who wish to pursue this curriculum; and for those who wish to use the degree as a foundation for doctoral study.

Link to Program: Ohio University Keyboard Division page

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Graduation Requirements:  The M.M. in Performance – Collaborative Piano requires a minimum of 40 credit hours for graduation. Students must complete the Collaborative Piano core and one of the two tracks.


  • MUS 5140 - Applied Piano (16 hours)
  • MUS 5500 Accompanying (2 hours)
  • MUS 5545 Chamber Music (1 hours Vocal, 2 hours Instrumental)
  • MUS 6970 – Recital (4 hours)
  • Music History and Theory electives (9 hours)
  • Music Electives (3 hours)

Vocal Track

  • Vocal Literature (2 hours)
  • Diction for Singers (3 hours)

Instrumental Track

  • Literature of Chamber Music (2 hours)
  • Pedagogy and Repertoire (2 hours)

Culminating Experience:  Students in the M.M. Performance – Collaborative degree will present a recital in each year of their study. 

Admission Requirements:  Acceptance into the Master of Music in Collaborative Piano program is by audition only for all entering students.

  • One (1) major solo piano work performed from memory that demonstrates your technical ability and musicianship.
  • One (1) selection of vocal repertoire. Please prepare your selection in the high key.
  • One (1) movement of instrumental repertoire.
  • Sight-reading of vocal and/or instrumental repertoire.
  • A personal interview of the applicant will be conducted by the faculty in conjunction with the audition.

International Students:  This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program. A TOEFL score of 80+ is required for non-native English speakers.

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