Piano, Collaborative, MM

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Allow your creativity and passion for collaboration to grow and be showcased through numerous performances on and off campus in the immersive musical environment of the Masters in collaborative piano in the School of Music at ASU.

The MM program in performance with a concentration in collaborative piano gives students the opportunity to perform with all instrumental areas and voice, focusing on collaborative endeavors such as art song recitals, instrumental duos and chamber music, operatic productions and participation in large ensembles. Students refine their pianistic technique while developing the specific knowledge and abilities to be skilled and sensitive musical collaborators. Collaborative piano students have an impact on every area of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and their work with singers, instrumentalists, choral and large ensembles, composers, music theatre and opera colleagues will lead toward advanced careers in music.

At A Glance

Piano, Collaborative, MM

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application requirements

Application procedures + requirements

Application deadlines
Spring 2021: October 15, 2020
Fall 2021: December 1, 2020

Curriculum checksheet

Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program.

Collaborative piano (MM)

Affording grad school

Music scholarships
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.

Teaching assistantships
Teaching assistantships are offered to graduate students who convey exceptional ability. Learn more about TA benefits, eligibility and application procedures.

Financial aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. School of Music, Dance and Theatre application (including a resume, personal statement and repertoire list): https://music.asu.edu/admissions/graduate-steps-to-apply
  4. three letters of recommendation
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency: https://admission.asu.edu/international/graduate/english-proficiency. The School of Music, Dance and Theatre does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances.

Applicants must perform an audition for admission. Auditions are scheduled following receipt of complete application materials. Information about the audition may be found at https://music.asu.edu/admissions/graduate-auditions.

Although a bachelor's degree in music is not required to be eligible for admission, applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree in music are required to complete the deficiency courses listed below, which are not a part of the coursework for this graduate degree in music. These courses or the equivalents may be taken at ASU, another accredited university or a community college before or after admission to this program, but they must be completed prior to commencement of graduate-level course requirements in music history and music theory.

MHL 140 Music as Culture
MHL 341 Music History I
MHL 342 Music History II
MTC 125 Basic Music Theory
MTC 221 Music Theory: 18th Century
MTC 222 Music Theory: 19th Century
MTC 223 Music Theory: 20th Century

Applicants should see the program website for application deadlines. After an applicant's completed application materials have been received, including recommendation letters, transcripts and English proficiency, the applicant is confirmed for a live audition.

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