The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts aims to prepare the graduate student for a successful career in collaborative piano performance by developing piano technique and a professional skill-set as well as enlivening the student's interest in collaborative piano repertoire (chamber and instrumental music, art-song, opera, dance and musical theatre).
Entrance proficiencies include an audition of solo and collaborative repertoire, the successful completion of testing in diction (if appropriate), theory and history. Diction proficiency will be tested at the audition if the student has already completed coursework in this area. Any deficiency will need to be corrected by taking the appropriate undergraduate coursework. These undergraduate credits cannot be applied toward the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree.
Students should enter the program with competency in basic computer skills and in music technology, to be able to conduct research activities in the program.
The required undergraduate grade point average upon entrance to the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, if the applicant has had no previous graduate study, is a minimum of 3.000 as indicated in the Chapman University Graduate Catalog. The required grade point average in previous graduate work upon entrance to the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is a minimum of 3.000. The residence requirement for graduate programs at Chapman University, as indicated in the graduate catalog, is 24 credits.
The total number of transfer credits allowed from another institution for the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is a maximum of six credits. A complete syllabus must be provided to the director of keyboard collaborative arts and to the chair of the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, who will review and approve if appropriate, the transfer of credits.
Requirements for the Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree
Students pursuing the Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree are held to the University's Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition these specific degree standards apply:
- Minimum grade "C+" or above required in all coursework.
- Maintain 3.000 GPA in the degree.
- Complete master of music recitals MUS 698A and MUS 698B .
The following courses make up the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts curriculum: