24 months
9240 USD/year
9240 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (MMCP), offered by Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, is intended to allow talented pianists, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that will prepare them for a career in collaborative piano.


Key facts

  • The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at Mercer University is distinct from an MM in Performance (Piano), in that piano performance is directed towards solo performance.  
  • A collaborative pianist requires a different focus in training, with an emphasis on accompanying and chamber music. 
  • Collaborative Piano graduate students will choose one of two areas of emphasis: Vocal or Instrumental Music.  
  • Advanced private study and literature classes distinguish the areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Piano: Collaborative 
  • Applied Piano: Advanced Collaborative 
  • Graduate Recital
  • Graduate Ensemble
  • Collaborative Piano Chamber Music Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form with nonrefundable application fee of $100 (U.S.) payable to Mercer University. This fee must accompany the application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic records sent in a sealed envelope from all college and universities attended.
  •  Curriculum vitae (summarizing academic, performance, and employment information). Optional: examples of involvement in liturgical, musical, or artistic activities.
  • Repertory list of major performance area.
  •  A writing sample, such as a term paper, thesis, course paper, etc.
  •  A short essay (500-1,000 words) relating your goals pertaining to this degree.
  • Three letters of recommendation, each in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature across the seal. The Recommendation Form should accompany each letter of recommendation.
  •  Official scores from TOEFL (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4620 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4620 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 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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