Music Performance - Piano, MM
Offered in: Chicago
The goals of the Piano program are to prepare the student for the many facets of a diverse performance career (soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician) and to provide the student with the musical skills and pedagogical background to become a productive teacher.
The graduate program's objectives are to:
- Develop and refine technical and musical abilities through the study and performance of challenging works from the traditional and modern repertories.
- Provide ongoing solo and ensemble performing experiences; expand the student's knowledge of the family of keyboard instruments and relevant performance practices.
- Introduce principles and methods for teaching adult students, from beginning through advanced levels, including instructional techniques for group piano classes.
- Provide opportunities to investigate musical topics and repertories in academic courses.
No prescribed technical or repertory requirements are in place for graduate students. The four semesters of applied study are directed toward building strengths, addressing areas of weakness or deficiency, and preparing a recital program of major works from the piano repertory that is at least 60 minutes in length and encompasses at least four stylistic periods (including at least one 20th or 21st-century work). For further information, consult the program requirements in the Music Conservatory Student Handbook.
Students may elect to earn the Cognate in Collaborative Piano, a two-year sequence of background courses and practica in vocal and instrumental collaboration, by completing PERF 461 SEMINAR IN VOCAL COLLABORATION FOR PIANISTS,PERF 462 PRACTICUM IN VOCAL COLLABORATION, PERF 463 PRACTICUM IN INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATION FOR PIANISTS, and PERF 464 PRACTICUM IN INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATION, bringing the total semester hours earned to 43.
Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information web page for audition requirements for piano.
|PIA 411||PIANO (MAJOR)||4|
|PIA 412||PIANO (MAJOR)||4|
|PIA 413||PIANO (MAJOR)||4|
|PIA 414||PIANO (MAJOR)||4|
|PIA 420||SOLO RECITAL||1|
|PIA 400||PIANO PERFORMANCE CLASS (four semesters required)||0|
|MAS 401||STYLE AND LITERATURE||3|
|Music Academic Electives 1||9|
|ENS 405||CHAMBER MUSIC (PIANO) (two semesters required, as assigned)||2|
|or ENS 406||CHAMBER MUSIC (WINDS/BRASS)|
|or ENS 407||CHAMBER MUSIC (STRINGS)|
|MPE 430||ADVANCED PIANO PEDAGOGY||3|
|PERF 419||INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS||3|
|Select one of the following sequences:||3|
|SEMINAR IN VOCAL COLLABORATION FOR PIANISTS|
and PRACTICUM IN VOCAL COLLABORATION
|PRACTICUM IN INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATION FOR PIANISTS|
and PRACTICUM IN INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATION
|PERF 499||GRAD COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW||0|
|Total Credit Hours||40|
Music academic electives will include at least one MAS (Music Academic Studies) course. Other 400-level courses from subject areas MCMP (Music Composition), MTA (Music Theory and Analysis), and MUHL (Music History and Literature) may be taken in fulfillment of this requirement.