About the Area:
The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at SUNY Fredonia is an intensive program
for pianists interested in developing an expertise in the vocal and instrumental collaborative
repertoire. In addition to weekly lessons and coachings with Fredonia’s esteemed performance
faculty, students in the program take coursework in lyric diction, opera coaching,
instrumental chamber music, and song repertoire.
Students may have the opportunity to assist in productions of the Hillman Opera and
to perform with Fredonia’s distinguished large ensembles. SUNY Fredonia’s collaborative
masters students perform frequently with Fredonia’s top student singers and instrumentalists
in concerts and master classes, honing their craft as flexible performers of varied
Graduates of this select program will gain a breadth of experience and knowledge,
enabling them to pursue a variety of different career paths on the stage, in opera,
and in academia.
Candidates will select repertoire to prepare from a given list, which will include
two contrasting instrumental sonatas, four songs, one aria, and one short solo piece
(memorized), as well as sight reading. Audition dates and the audition repertoire
list can be found on the School of Music website. Collaborative partners will be provided
at the audition.
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