Monday, July 31, 2006

Still more degree program updates

I've been adding more schools to the list of Degree Programs in Collaborative Piano as I continue to troll the vast number of pages on the internet that deal with university admissions. The total now stands at 61 institutions with the latest additions being:

  • University of Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Howard Payne University
  • California State University-Fullerton
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Catholic University of America

The degree programs list is only a starting point for those that are seeking higher education in this great field. I don't list the degree names and levels (ie. B. Mus., M.A., etc), nomenclature of the degrees (ie. accompanying vs. collaborative piano), I don't promote some programs above others (although those of you who know me in real life will know how fiercely partisan I am regarding this subject), nor do I post links to the information (the web documentation is of varying quality, ranging from wonderfully informative to vague to browser-crasher).

When looking into a collaborative program, don't just look at the web documentation, but send away for a real catalogue, as well as do some research into the school, especially the faculty that run the program and do the teaching.

There have got to be many more programs of this sort, especially in Europe and Asia. You've heard this request, but I'll say it again:

If you teach at, are a graduate of, or a student of a degree or diploma program in collaborative piano that is not on the degree programs list, write a comment either on this posting or the degree programs posting and I will be glad to add it to the list, provided that there is adequate documentation of the program.

Remember, the prime season for university recruitment is only a few months away and it would be worthwhile to have your program mentioned on what is probably the most comprehensive and accessible list of this type that exists.

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