Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma-Collaborative Piano (P.D.C.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)
Our unique collaborative piano program allows you to follow several options in all three graduate degree plans: a curricular track balanced with both vocal and instrumental training and experience, a curricular track designed for instrumental emphasis, and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.
You will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for your chosen emphasis as a primary focus. There is no requirement to declare any particular emphasis in advance of auditioning, but the repertoire requirements for the live audition will offer options.
The following information is for the 2020-2021 school year. In response to the ongoing global health crisis, we are currently reviewing our audition procedures for the 2021-2022 school year to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19. Please check back for updates!
- A high-quality video recording of up to twenty minutes of recent live collaborative performance(s) that you feel best show your pianistic and collaborative skill set
- An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately)
- An updated résumé
- A letter of recommendation from a professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the official letters of recommendation required in the Jacobs Supplemental application and should be sent directly to Professor Anne Epperson at email@example.com.
If invited for a live audition, you may consult our faculty for creative combinations of the requirements listed below. Live audition repertoire varies based on your degree program. Select your program below to view the requirements.