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Music: Piano Performance (MM), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The history of the KU Piano Division is also a musical history of the state of Kansas itself. The first KU Dean of Fine Arts, William MacDonald, was a pianist who established the Department of Music in 1884 as well as founder and first president of the Kansas Music Teachers Association.

About

In 1923 Donald Swarthout, a pianist and conductor, was appointed Dean of Fine Arts until 1950 and served as President of the Music Teachers National Association and Director of the KU Concert & Chamber Series, which became the foundation of the arts programming for the Lied Center. The appointment of the renowned composer and pianist Carl A. Preyer in 1903 marked the beginning of a distinguished roster of musicians who have served as faculty members of the KU Division of Piano.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Piano Pedagogy 
  • Piano
  • Senior Recital
  • Piano Workshop
  • Piano Repertoire I
  • Piano Repertoire 2
  • Piano Performance Class
  • Master Class
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy I: Group and Class Instruction
  • Advanced Piano Pedagogy II: Group and Class Instruction
  • Master's Recital

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  •          Resume/Vita
  •          3 Letters of reference
  •          Scanned copies of official transcripts from all higher education schools attended
  •          Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  •          Repertoire List (Performance majors)
  •          Three original compositions (Composition majors)
  •          GRE scores (Musicology PhD and Masters, Theory PhD)
  •          Writing sample (Musicology, Theory, Organ and Church Music majors)


    International Students

  •          Test of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)
  •          Financial statement
  •          Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29952 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13230 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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