Jul 25, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Master of Music - Specialization in Collaborative Piano


To provide skilled pianists advanced training and performance experience as collaborators with vocalists and instrumentalists.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  page, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Music degree, preferably in piano performance.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 semester hours and 3.00 for all music hours.
  3. Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
  4. Full senior recital in the undergraduate degree program.
  5. Beginning graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the graduate faculty.
  6. Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history. (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)

Degree Requirements:

  • Recital Requirement:  Students are required to perform three full collaborative recitals that contain (in sum) brass, string, vocal, and woodwind literature; and chamber works.  Four-hand piano music may also be included.  All prospective recital programs must be approved by the Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts and the student’s recital committee.
  • Comprehensive Examination Requirement:  Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the last semester of study.



¹Additional hours of applied study in the major area are not applied toward the degree plan.

²Students are encouraged to take a literature course in their discipline.

Program Total: 33.0 Credit Hours