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Master of Music in Performance (Keyboard)

What Our Program Offers You

What our students learn/Skills you will acquire

Shenandoah’s Master of Music in Performance (Keyboard) prepares you for a fulfilling career as a performer, composer, tech-savvy entrepreneur or teacher. You’ll study with faculty who are inspiring performers and passionate teachers, perform in ensembles led by challenging conductors, work with exciting guest artists worldwide, and enjoy opportunities for international travel.

Our program is designed for exceptionally talented performers seeking careers as concert artists, private teachers or college teachers. You’ll experience:

  • intense study in your primary instrument
  • concentrated study in music theory, counterpoint, history and literature
  • development as an accomplished performer in large ensembles and in chamber groups
  • coursework in the business of the arts
  • clinic opportunities from guest lecturers and interactions with a vibrant community of classical and jazz musicians
  • performing on recording projects in a world-class recording studio
  • preparation for further study as a graduate student 

What makes our program unique?

You’ll be trained as a comprehensive musician. We’ll prepare you to work as a performer, composer, recording artist, business leader and teacher, and give you a solid background in audio, video and web-based technology. Our broad yet focused approach, with faculty who are excellent performers and role models, gives you the foundation to reach your goals.

Course Requirements

Master of Music in Performance 2012-2013 
Keyboard

Major Area 
AP** 502 Applied Major (2) 
AP** 502 Applied Major (2) 
AP** 602 Applied Major (2) 
AP** 602 Applied Major (2) 
MUPP 640 Master’s Performance Recital (2) 
MUPP 640 Master’s Performance Recital (2nd Completion) (2)

Specific Courses 
CONR 601 Bibliography and Research (3) 
MUTC 520 Graduate Theory Seminar 1 (2) 
MUTC 530 Graduate Theory Seminar 2 (2)

Music Literature 
MULT Elective (1) 
MULT Elective (1) 
MULT Elective (1) 
MULT Elective (1) 
MULT Elective (1) 
MULT Elective (1)

Electives 
Elective (1) 
Elective (1) 
Elective (1) 
Elective (1) 
Elective (1)

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