MaconCatalog : Townsend School of Music : Master of Music : Collaborative Piano (Vocal or Instrumental)
 
Collaborative Piano (Vocal or Instrumental)
The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (MMCP), offered by the School of Music, is intended to allow talented pianists, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that will prepare them for a career in collaborative piano. This is distinct from an MM in Performance (Piano), in that piano performance is directed towards solo performance. A collaborative pianist requires a different focus in training, with an emphasis on accompanying and chamber music. Collaborative Piano graduate students will choose one of two areas of emphasis: Vocal or Instrumental. Advanced private study and literature classes distinguish the areas.
NOTE: MMCP students have the option of adding the designation with an emphasis in Church Music by selecting six elective credit hours in Church Music.
 
Curriculum for the Master of Music in Collaborative Piano:
Major Area
MUS 540. Applied Piano: Collaborative I
2 credits
MUS 541. Applied Piano: Collaborative II
2 credits
MUS 595. Ensemble
2 credits
 
Vocal Emphasis:
MUS 542. Applied Piano: Advanced Collaborative I
2 credits
MUS 543. Applied Piano: Advanced Collaborative II (Vocal)
2 credits
MUS 622. Collaborative Piano Vocal Literature I
2 credits
MUS 623. Collaborative Piano Vocal Literature II
2 credits
MUS 625. Opera History and Literature
2 credits
MUS 626. Oratorio Aria Preparation
1 credit
MUS 575. Graduate Recital
0 credit
 
Instrumental Music Emphasis:
MUS 544. Applied Piano: Advanced Collaborative I (Chamber)
2 credits
MUS 545. Applied Piano: Advanced Collaborative II (Chamber)
2 credits
MUS 647. Collaborative Piano Chamber Music Literature I
2 credits
MUS 648. Collaborative Piano Chamber Music Literature II
2 credits
MUS 575. Graduate Recital
0 credits
 
 
Total Major Area
Vocal: 17 credits
 
Instrumental: 14 credits
 
Other Studies in Music
MUS 605. Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
MUS 656. Analytical Techniques I
3 credits
 
Vocal Emphasis:
MUS 655 (A,B,C) Vocal Diction (3 semesters, 1 hour credit)
3 credits
MUS 633. Choral Literature I or
2 credits
MUS 634. Choral Literature II
 
 
Instrumental Music Emphasis:
MUS 645. Orchestral Literature
2 credits
MUS 646. Wind Ensemble Literature
2 credits
 
Total Other Studies in Music
Vocal: 14 credits
 
Instrumental 13 credits
 
Elective Studies in Supportive Areas
6 credits from among the following:
MUS 560/562/569/563. Applied Performance Lessons
2 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature (Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
3 credits
MUS 621. Service Playing
2 credits
*MUS 631. Church Music Administration and Philosophy
3 credits
*MUS 632. Hymnology
3 credits
MUS 633. Choral Literature I
2 credits
MUS 634. Choral Literature II
2 credits
MUS 637. Organ Skills (2 semesters),
2 credits
MUS 639. Piano Pedagogy (2 Semesters),
 
MUS 636. Pedagogy of Orchestral Instrument
 
MUS 638. Vocal Pedagogy
2 credits
MUS 640. Graduate Choral Conducting
2 credits
MUS 641. Graduate Instrumental Conducting
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting
2 credits
MUS 643. Graduate Seminar in Choral Conducting
2 credits
MUS 645. Orchestral Conducting Literature
2 credits
MUS 646. Wind Ensemble Conducting Literature
2 credits
MUS 650. Composition/Arranging
2 credits
MUS 651. Graduate Orchestration
2 credits
*MUS 652. Foundations of Christian Worship
3 credits
*MUS 653. Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits
MUS 655 (A,B,C) Vocal Diction (1 hour each semester)
1 credit
MUS 657. Analytical Techniques II
3 credits
MUS 658. Counterpoint in the Style of the 16th Century
3 credits
MUS 659. Counterpoint in the Style of the 18th Century
3 credits
MUS 660. Organ History and Literature I
2 credits
MUS 661. Organ History and Literature II
2 credits
MUS 680. Special Topics in Music
1-3 credits
*MUS 681. Topics in Church Music Methods
1 credit
*MUS 701/702. Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II
1 credit
 
 
Total Electives
6 credits
Total Overall
34-37 credits
 
*To qualify for the designation “with an emphasis in Church Music,” students must complete six hours of elective study in church music. The church music courses are denoted by the asterisk (*).