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Collaborative Piano

Enhance your performance career opportunities.

The Collaborative Piano curriculum is designed for pianists seeking to develop and refine their piano ensemble skills. The curriculum provides a foundation of studies in performance and interpretation of instrumental and vocal chamber music, from duo sonatas and art songs, to any combination of voice and/or instruments with piano in chamber ensembles.

Both undergraduate and graduate degrees include a thorough background in music theory, music literature, and analytical and artistic performance techniques. Weekly, private applied study emphasizes musical and technical development as well as specific collaborative repertoire development. In addition, participation in an accompanying ensemble provides weekly coaching of collaborative ensembles by artist teachers. Performance opportunities exist at local, regional, national and international level.

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Faculty

Karen Walker

Associate Professor of Music (Piano)
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John O'Conor

Distinguished Artist-in-Residence
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Elizabeth Temple

Professor of Music (Piano)
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