Collaborative Piano Curriculum

 

In addition to the required courses in the curriculum, every semester the program offers a graduate seminar that explores different topics: orchestral music at the piano, lyric diction, chamber music and duo sonatas, opera coaching and conducting, learning how to learn effectively.

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit (33 for the MM in Music Theory) is required to complete the degree. Up to six hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another institution if such credit satisfies required or elective courses at LSU and is approved by the Area Coordinator of the course area. The master’s degree must be completed within five years.

Admission to this degree program is by audition only. Requirements and procedures vary from area to area; you can find a list of such requirements here. Recorded auditions are possible; however a live audition is preferable.

In addition to the required courses in the curriculum, every semester the program offers a graduate seminar that explores different topics: orchestral music at the piano, lyric diction, chamber music and duo sonatas, opera coaching and conducting, learning how to learn effectively, to name a few.

For more information, see the Graduate Handbook, specifically page 29, located here.