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Collaborative Performance, M.Mus.

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Collaborative performance majors 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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

In order to have your application for admission reviewed by the Admission Committee, the following items must be submitted:

  • A completed application for admission (apply online or print the application)
  • An official high school transcript (If you are a international transfer student, you are also required to submit all college transcripts)
  • A completed recommendation letter
  • A $40.00 non-refundable application fee (ask your counselor about getting this fee waived!)
  • TOEFL (required for non-English speaking students and may be required for students whose first language is not English

Tuition Fee

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    32930 USD/year
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    32930 USD/year
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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