Collaborative Performance

Houghton College

12 months
645 USD/credit
645 USD/credit
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Collaborative Performance majors at Houghton College are trained and talented instrumentalists whose true passion lies in the demanding, rewarding work of making music with others. The program in collaborative performance offers opportunity to deepen musical ensemble knowledge and skills in partnership with others, and with faculty who share these interests. 


Whether one chooses an emphasis in instrumental chamber music or as a keyboard collaborator, this curriculum offers talented performers breadth and depth in musical collaboration.The Collaborative Performance program is offered by Houghton College.

The ideal candidate for collaborative performance studies will bring significant undergraduate experience in chamber music or as an accompanist. Sight-reading of ensemble repertoire will be expected as a part of the performance audition.

Should normally possess a Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent, demonstrate strong interest and ability in collaborative performance, have substantial ensemble and/or solo repertoire in their résumé, and have good sight-reading ability. For collaborative arts majors, acceptable entering performance levels will be based on the applied levels required of Houghton College BM students for completion of the undergraduate curriculum in music education.

Program Objectives

  • To produce graduates who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:
  • service as performers and teachers within their local and regional communities.
  • undertaking the establishment of a professional career via auditions, competitions, and further performance experiences.
  • beginning doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Music History
  • Special Topics in Music History
  • Systems of Analysis and Contemporary Art Music
  • Advanced Orchestration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Download application (PDF), or
  • Apply online
  • Graded Sample of Undergraduate Upper-Level Academic Writing in Music (preferably a history or analysis paper)
  • Repertoire List (see application for guidelines)
  • Transcript(s)
  • official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • official graduate transcript(s) if applicable
  • Personal Statement (see application for guidelines)
  • Audition Registration Form (You may Register Online.)
  • Include Accompanist Request for Audition (if applicable)
  • Scores for Accompanist (if applicable)
  • Application Fee ($40)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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