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Curriculum: Keyboard Graduate Students

Life isn't an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You'll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You'll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

Piano or Organ

Required Courses

Curriculum: Master of Music in Keyboard Instruments
Credit total: 46

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 16
Performance Classes 1
Musicianship and Music Theory 0
Music History and Literature 12
Professional Development 2
Ensembles 6
Electives 9
Winter Term 2 Years
Juries and Recitals N/A

Harpsichord

Required Courses

Credit total: 53.5

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 16
Performance Classes 4.5
Musicianship and Music Theory 0
Music History and Literature 12
Professional Development 2
Ensembles 14
Electives 5
Winter Term 2 Years
Juries and Recitals N/A

Historical Performance Emphasis for Keyboard (Graduate) (total credits: 9-11)

  • ENS 210 (Conservatory Baroque Ensemble) (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 (Continuo Playing) (1 semester, 2 credits). Not required if student can demonstrate prior experience.
  • MHL 733 (Performance Practice: Baroque Era) (1 semester, 3 credits). In years where MHL 733 is not offered, students should register for MHL 400 (Introduction to Performance Practice).
  • PRF 354 (Harpsichord Class) (2 semesters, 2 credits)
  • HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty (HPE jury is in addition to major instrument jury)

These credits also count towards the Master of Music degree.