Performance (Collaborative Piano), BMUS

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The BMus program in performance with a concentration in collaborative piano offers private instruction in solo and collaborative piano, faculty coaching of chamber music and art song repertoire, and ample opportunity for extensive collaborative performance experiences. Collaborative piano students regularly perform with their vocal and instrumental colleagues on concerts at ASU and throughout the valley, including concerts at the Scottsdale Center, the Kerr Cultural Center, Tempe Center for the Arts and the renowned Musical Instrument Museum. The program focuses on the core repertoire of art song, piano chamber music and selected works from the operatic, musical theater and oratorio repertoire. Collaboration within the School of Music involves all performance areas, including classes and opportunities with the Music Theatre and Opera program, concerts with large ensembles and choirs, duo recitals with instrumental and voice colleagues, and performances of great chamber music literature as part of the Visiting Quartet Residency program.

Program Offered

Performance (Collaborative Piano), BMUS

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Application Deadlines
Spring 2021: October 15, 2010
Fall 2021: January 5, 2021

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to work in various professional or entrepreneurial capacities, including:

  • performing as a choral, collaborative or orchestral pianist or in music theater and opera pit ensembles and chamber music ensembles
  • recording and studio work
  • teaching in a private studio and community program
  • working as a vocal coach or in music-related fields such as media production, music business, publishing and marketing

Many graduates pursue a master's degree or a doctorate in music or in another professional field.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Music Composers and Arrangers5.7%$50,590
Music Directors5.7%$50,590
Musicians, Instrumental6%*

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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