Chamber music classes, music for two pianos and accompaniment are part of the specialty's curriculum, important as is experience in other instrument skills.

Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance

About the Piano Department

The Piano Department has highly experienced teachers who, in addition to weekly individual classes, teach group classes such as the Seminar. Chamber music classes, music for two pianos and accompaniment are part of the specialty's curriculum, important as is experience in other instrument skills. During the course, students perform in concerts and participate in master classes offered by internationally famous guest artists.

Learning outcomes

  • The graduate will demonstrate at a high level the comprehensive capabilities and artistry of playing his or her instrument or voice, including the ability to work independently to prepare public performances.
  • The graduate will demonstrate technical mastery in his or her instrumental medium through public performances, performances in musical ensembles, departmental juries, ensemble auditions, seminars, master classes, and recital.

About Piano Performance at CMPR

The Piano program at CMPR has a highly experienced faculty who guide students throughout their years of study. Students receive personal attention with at least a one-hour individual lesson weekly and participation in a weekly seminar class. In addition, students perform frequently in an array of settings (recitals, masterclasses, concerts), and collaborate with peers and faculty coaches in chamber music.

Learning outcomes

  • Students who are graduating performance diploma majors will develop at the highest level possible comprehensive capabilities and artistry in the major performing medium, including the ability to work independently to prepare performances.
  • Students will demonstrate technical mastery of their instrumental medium through public performances, ensemble performances, departmental juries, ensemble auditions, seminars, master classes, pre-recitals, and recitals.

Admission and Audition Requirements

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