Degree Requirements

Master of Music: Piano Performance and Collaborative Arts*

*Applications are not being accepted for fall 2020.

Sample Course Plan

Always check with the Program Coordinator for program requirements.

Year 1

Fall

Winter

Spring

Applied Lessons (461)

Applied Lessons (461)

Applied Lessons (461)

Piano Repertoire (313-1)

Piano Repertoire (313-2)

Piano Repertoire (313-3)

Piano Elective or Intro to Music Research

Music Studies Elective or Intro to Music Research

Music Studies Elective or Intro to Music Research

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Recital Hour (340)

Piano Elective**

Recital (480)

 

Recital Hour (340)

Recital Hour (340)

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring

Advanced Ensemble Arts (462)

Advanced Ensemble Arts (462)

Advanced Ensemble Arts (462)

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Chamber Music, Accompanying or Vocal Repertoire**

Piano Elective*

Piano Elective*

Piano Elective*

Recital Hour (340) 

Music Studies Elective or Music Elective

Recital (480)

Recital (480)

Recital Hour (340)

Recital Hour (340)

Graduate Phonetics/Diction
(VOICE 411-1)

Graduate Phonetics/Diction
(VOICE 411-2)

Graduate Phonetics/Diction
(VOICE 411-3)

**Choose from Chamber Music (CONDUCT 491), Interpretation of Vocal Repertoire (VOICE 453), Studio Ensembles­ Piano Trios (PIANO 492), Duo Collaborative Coaching (PIANO 429), and/or Advanced Accompanying/Recital Prep (PIANO 452).

Admission to Candidacy

Students are admitted to the Bienen School of Music as applicants for the Master of Music degree, but are not candidates for the degree until they have passed the requirements for becoming a candidate. Admission to candidacy for the Master of Music in Piano is confirmed by playing a qualified jury for the faculty by the end of the third quarter in residence. 

Piano Recitals

Students register for Recital (480) for zero credit in the quarter that the recital is given. A permission hearing is required for all piano recitals. The studio professor or a faculty-designated substitute must attend and pass the student on the recital. Students who do not present their recitals during their residency should pursue Recital Continuation. Three registrations are required for Piano Performance and Collaborative Arts. 

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Questions?

Contact Graduate Services: 
musicgradservices@northwestern.edu 
847-491-5740