Saturday, July 11, 2009

Collaborative Piano Studies at the California Institute of the Arts

The Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts offers a Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Keyboard. On the Collaborative Keyboard program:
This specialization prepares advanced students for careers in various collaborative keyboard disciplines through a course of study that concentrates on multiple aspects of collaborative performance, including work in vocal and instrumental chamber music, conducted ensembles and opera, while also refining repertoire knowledge and language facility.
On the program's audition and application requirements:
Either present a live audition or submit recordings of your performance of three works in contrasting styles or from different historical periods. Live auditions are strongly recommended. The audition or recording must clearly demonstrate your level of performance and range of repertoire. In a live audition, expect to demonstrate your abilities in sight singing/sight reading and the identification by ear of various intervals, chords, scales and rhythmic patterns. When a live audition is not possible, you should submit evidence of ability in these musicianship skills. This evidence may take the form of letters from major teachers and/or transcripts of prior musical courses or private training.

For more programs, consult the complete list of Degree and Diploma Programs in Collaborative Piano.

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