12 months
838 USD/credit 29330 USD/year
838 USD/credit 29330 USD/year
404 USD/credit 14140 USD/year
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Music - Collaborative Piano graduate students from Illinois State University have myriad performance opportunities with solo instrumental and vocalists, chamber ensembles, and large ensembles both on- and off-campus.


The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano curriculum include collaboration with a myriad of instruments/voice ins:

  • advanced accompanying
  • keyboard ensemble
  • chamber music
  • large ensembles

Electives may include courses such as:

  • music history
  • music theory
  • pedagogy and literature

The MM in Music - Collaborative Piano at Illinois State University prepares graduates for employment as:

  • a professional accompanist
  • a chamber music musician
  • a teacher of accompanying and/or chamber music.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Piano Accompanying
  • Ensemble: Piano
  • Issues in Music Since 1950
  • Analysis For Performers
  • Functional Keyboard Skills
  • Treble Choral Ensemble
  • Ensemble Accompanying

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • have a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. 
  • English translation(s) of official transcript(s), verified with fresh seals and signatures.
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant’s primary applied instrument. View the suggested repertoire on the Piano Studio page. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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