Collaborative Piano - Vocal Focus

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Collaborative Piano-Vocal, Graduate Diploma Graduate Diploma

 

The Graduate Diploma program is for highly gifted musicians who wish to pursue musical studies beyond the undergraduate level but do not wish to enter the full Master of Music degree program. An undergraduate degree or diploma is required for admission.

NOTE: Important statistics and disclosure information on all non-degree diploma programs are available on the Juilliard Web site.

The Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano is a two-year program in order to allow sufficient time for the development of skills in both instrumental and vocal accompanying. All studies are subject to approval by the department. Students are evaluated and assigned on an individual basis. Chamber music is an optional study that must be approved by the major teacher.

Note: Proficiency in ear training and music theory is required, and, based upon placement test results, may entail supplementary class work. Ear Training does not carry credit at the graduate level.

      1. Ear Training I, II
      2. Theory and Anaysis
      3. Keyboard Studies I, II
      4. English (for non-native speakers)
    • Major Studies*
      • PCKMU 000 — Collaborative Piano
        Fall and Spring Faculty

         

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

         

      • 0 credits
        MSMUS R623-4 — Repertoire Performance
        0 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

         

        A component of applied studies for Collaborative Piano majors consisting of public performance of required repertoire. Performance venues include Liederabend and Sonatenabend concerts in Paul Hall, master classes in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and chamber music concerts in Alice Tully Hall.

         

      • 0 credits
        GRMUS R623-4 — Studio Accompanying
        0 credits Full Year Faculty

         

        Collaborative Piano majors accompany in the studios and classes of instrumental and vocal arts faculty. This requirement, a component of their major study, provides valuable hands-on experience developing collaborative skills under the guidance of a wide variety of professional musicians.

         

      • 4 credits
        GRMUS P691-2 — Instrumental Accompanying I
        4 credits Full Year Jonathan Feldman

         

        A performance class in which participants prepare repertoire and play without rehearsal with a core group of instrumentalists. Extensive study of orchestral reductions, comparison of different editions, examination of full orchestral scores, and discussion of other options for realizations for the piano. Additional focus on sight-reading and ways to imitate and produce orchestral sounds on the piano. Also included is preparation of repertoire for piano within the orchestra as part of the symphonic instrumentation. Required of all first-year Collaborative Piano majors; Conducting and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

         

      • 4 credits
        GRMUS P693-4 — Skills of Vocal Accompanying
        4 credits Full Year Lydia Brown

         

        Through the study of English, French, and German song, this course endeavors to identify and explore the specific skills required of both pianists and singers in the successful rehearsal and performance of this repertoire. Focus on performance practice issues and how they differ from composer to composer. Required of all first-year Collaborative Piano majors; Voice, Conducting, and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

         

      • Sonatas/Songs (as assigned) 2 credits
      • Annual Jury 0 credits

    Total Credits 1st Year: 24

    • Major Studies*
      • PCKMU 000 — Collaborative Piano
        Fall and Spring Faculty

         

        All Music students receive 15 one-hour private lessons each semester.

         

      • 0 credits
        MSMUS R623-4 — Repertoire Performance
        0 credits Full Year Collaborative Piano Faculty

         

        A component of applied studies for Collaborative Piano majors consisting of public performance of required repertoire. Performance venues include Liederabend and Sonatenabend concerts in Paul Hall, master classes in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and chamber music concerts in Alice Tully Hall.

         

      • 0 credits
        GRMUS R623-4 — Studio Accompanying
        0 credits Full Year Faculty

         

        Collaborative Piano majors accompany in the studios and classes of instrumental and vocal arts faculty. This requirement, a component of their major study, provides valuable hands-on experience developing collaborative skills under the guidance of a wide variety of professional musicians.

         

      • 4 credits
        GRMUS P677-8 — Opera Performance Technique for Pianists
        4 credits Full Year Diane Richardson

         

        A course designed for pianists with focus on all styles of operatic literature. Emphasis is placed on techniques of preparation and rehearsal of ensemble as well as solo repertoire. Effective means of producing orchestral textures at the piano are studied. Required of all second-year Collaborative Piano majors; Conducting and Piano majors with permission of the instructor.

         

      • 4 credits
        GRMUS P695-6 — The Art of Vocal Coaching
        4 credits Full Year Lydia Brown

         

        This course seeks to develop the vocal coaching skills of student pianists/coaches to their highest possible level. Beginning with teacher-singer demonstrations and discussions, the class gradually progresses to the student pianists/coaches. Interactive discussion and evaluation. Collaborative Piano majors only.

         

      • Sonatas/Songs (as assigned) 4 credits
      • Lyric Diction/Vocal Literature 4 credits
      • Graduation Recital 2 credits
      • Graduation Jury (as advised) 0 credits

    Total Credits 2nd Year: 30

    • *Note:

      Students are evaluated and assigned on an individual basis. All studies are subject to approval by the department. Chamber music is an optional study that must be approved by the major teacher.

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