Dr. Anne Kissel, coordinator of Collaborative Piano
About the Area:
The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at The State University of New York at 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. 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 repertoire.
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.