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UNC’s Master of Music degree with emphasis in Collaborative Piano provides exceptional preparation for graduate studies and careers in performance and education. You’ll work closely with dedicated faculty to refine your technical skill and artistic fluency. The program includes coursework in music pedagogy, performance techniques, theory and scholarship. You’ll graduate with a comprehensive skill set that supports your maturity as an artist and a professional.
Our collaborative piano master’s offers a high degree of one-on-one coaching and mentoring. UNC faculty excel as performers, educators, and communicators. They’ll offer creative career guidance, while granting you the freedom to explore your own interests and work toward your goals. UNC’s music program has a national reputation, and a long list of distinguished alumni. Whether you’re preparing for doctoral studies, a performing career, or another objective, you can build a strong foundation for success at UNC.
M.M. in Collaborative Piano
The collaborative piano M.M. requires a total of 30 to 31 credits, culminating in a master’s recital. It includes core coursework in music teaching, theory, and history, with both individual and ensemble performance components. The course sequence includes a high degree of flexibility, enabling you to design a program of study that fits your own strengths, interests, and career goals.
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UNC alumni have an exemplary track record of academic and professional success. Many of our graduates have achieved prominence in performance, education, and scholarship. With a master of music in collaborative piano from UNC, you’ll be well prepared to pursue a wide range of opportunities.
Consider UNC’s M.M. in Collaborative Piano if you want to:
- Gain admission to a doctoral program
- Pursue a career in ensemble performance
- Teach music in secondary schools
- Offer private lessons
- Music history and theory
- Vocal coaching
- Chamber music
- Performance and recital techniques
- Introduction to Musical Scholarship
- Chamber Music Literature for Keyboard
- Music History
- Techniques of Vocal Coaching
Associate Professor of Music, and founder of the Colorado Piano Festival
Lei Weng has performed at prestigious venues throughout the world. Hailed as “exceptionally brilliant,””colorful and flamboyant,” and “spirited and full of nuances,” he is celebrated as one of the world’s most important and talented pianists.
Weng also has an exceptional track record as an educator. His UNC students have won prizes in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions for young artists, including Bradshaw and Buono, Steinway, Yamaha, and Schmimtt Music. Weng’s proteges have earned scholarships at top music schools such as Julliard, Eastman, New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, and the Manhattan School of Music.
In 2008, Dr. Weng established the Colorado Piano Festival at UNC. This annual event features star performers from around the world, who give recitals, hold workshops, and teach master classes during the festival.
UNC’s collaborative piano graduate program offers a wealth of opportunities to perform, teach, and make connections. Each year the School of Music hosts the Colorado Piano Festival, which brings in stellar guest artists for three days of workshops, master classes, recitals, and presentations. In addition, you can perform throughout the year with UNC’s own array of music ensembles, which maintain a busy schedule and diverse opportunities for collaboration.
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