Friday, October 29, 2010

Collaborative Piano Studies at SUNY Fredonia

The School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia has just approved a Master of Music Degree in Collaborative Piano. The new program is currently accepting students for the 2011-12 academic year. Dr. Anne Kissel sends along the following information about the program and how you can apply:
The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at SUNY Fredonia is an intensive program for pianists interested in developing an expertise in the vocal and instrumental collaborative repertoire. In addition to weekly lessons and coachings with Fredonia¹s esteemed performance faculty, students in the program take coursework in lyric diction, opera coaching, instrumental chamber music, and song repertoire. Students may have the opportunity to assist in productions of the Hillman Opera and to perform with Fredonia¹s distinguished large ensembles. SUNY Fredonia¹s collaborative masters students perform frequently with Fredonia¹s top student singers and instrumentalists in concerts and master classes, honing their craft as flexible performers of varied repertoire. Graduates of this select program will gain a breadth of experience and knowledge, enabling them to pursue a variety of different career paths on the stage, in opera, and in academia.
Auditions for the 2010-11 academic year will be held on February 26 and March 26. Candidates will select repertoire to prepare from a given list, which will include two contrasting instrumental sonatas, four songs, one aria, and one short solo piece (memorized), as well as sight reading. Collaborative partners will be provided at the audition.

For more information, please contact

Dr. Anne Kissel
2171 Mason Hall
(716) 673-3479

Complete list of Degree and Diploma Programs in Collaborative Piano

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