Master of Music: Collaborative Piano Concentration
Program Director: Joel Harder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Binghamton University’s program in Collaborative Piano is tailored to those who are interested in building practical skills in all types of collaboration (vocal, instrumental, large ensemble) while continuing to refine interpretive and technical skills at the keyboard. Students in the program will have access to numerous opportunities within the music department and with the thriving liberal arts community on campus. In addition, BU has cultivated a highly unique partnership with Tri-Cities Opera, in which collaborative pianists have the chance to work with a distinguished opera organization as part of their education, giving them hands-on professional experience in their field.
Individual instruction and applied lessons
Weekly Performance Seminar classes with vocalists, tailored to building repertoire and gaining experience in collaboration with singers, both on and off stage
Diction for singers, vocal coaching techniques
Lesson accompaniment for voice, winds, brass and strings
Participation in Chamber Music ensembles
Close partnership with Tri-Cities Opera, including the possibility of interning as rehearsal pianist on professional shows with a world-renowned staff
State-of-the-art recording facilities
Collaborative opportunities range from premiering new music from composers in the pioneering composition department, to rehearsing and performing with various choral societies, to projects with Theatre, Dance & Cinema Departments
Graduate Assistantships available
Very affordable tuition fees
- Minimum 12 credits in applied collaborative piano studies
- Minimum 4 credits in electives (ensembles and/or other courses)
- 12 credits in Music History, Research, and Analysis courses
- MM Thesis Recital
Please go to the Apply page for complete information regarding admissions, auditions, and interviews.
The MM program has a rolling admission and will accept applications at any time. If you wish to be fully considered for funding in the 2023-2024 year, you must submit your application by February 1, 2023.