The Jacobs School of Music offeres three degrees in Collaborative Piano: Performer Diploma, Master of Music and Doctor of Music. Unique to the program at the Jacobs School of Music is the opportunity to choose an area of specialization: Vocal Emphasis, Instrumental Emphasis or Balanced Track.
Performer Diploma in Collaborative Piano
This is a valuable graduate certificate designed for students whose career goals involve vocal/opera coaching and staff accompanying positions. The focus is on repertoire development and performance experience. For specific information on performer diploma degree requirements, see the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.
Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
A Master of Music in Collaborative Piano is often the first opportunity for a pianist to specialize in working with others. Our degree program at the Jacobs School of Music includes appropriate academic coursework along with myriad performance opportunities. For specific information on Master of Music degree requirements, see the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.
Doctor of Music in Collaborative Piano
If a graduate student has already earned a Master of Music in Performance (or its equivalent), and his/her career goals involve faculty positions in higher education, a doctoral degree is a must in the current job market. The Collaborative Piano Program at the Jacobs School of Music is designed to develop both general skills in collaborative performance and pedagogy and, when appropriate, a special focus in their areas of interest. For specific information on Doctor of Music degree requirements, see the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin.