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
- Develop advanced capacities to work independently and make effective artistic and intellectual judgments and professional decisions in the area of specialization.
- Demonstrate professional competence in the area of specialization before peers and faculty.
- 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
Link to Program Handbook: https://www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/music/student-resources-materials
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 Literature (2 hours)
- Diction for Singers (3 hours)
- 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.