24 months
23899 USD/year
23899 USD/year
9196 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Collaborative Piano from University of North Carolina School of the Arts partners you with musicians throughout the School of Music to give you a breadth of experience playing with both instrumentalists and singers while also refining your skills as a professional pianist.


Collaborative Piano from University of North Carolina School of the Arts coursework will include two seminars specific to collaborative piano: the literature seminar, which, during two years, focuses on principal instrumental and vocal literature, and the support skills seminar, which allows you to develop a myriad of professional skills. These seminars are also open to students majoring in piano and organ at the graduate level. To enhance the vocal component of this program, you will enroll in the diction classes for singers. You are also encouraged to include organ, harpsichord and/or conducting electives in your course of study. 


Graduates of the collaborative piano program at UNCSA are all working professional musicians. Alumni work in staff positions in music schools and other institutions, pursue doctorate degrees, teach, play freelance and work as dance musicians.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Large Ensemble or Chamber Ensemble
  • Support Skills for Collaborative Pianists
  • Quick-Study Examination
  • Recital
  • Musicology
  • Opera Studies
  • Career Strategies: Recording
  • Career Strategies: Auditions
  • Career Strategies: Portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application signed by the applicant, along with the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from an arts instructor and one from an academic instructor.
  • Official transcript(s) or previous college work. The documents must bear the school seal or signature of a school
  • official.
  • A resume
  • Artistic statement
  • Required application documents, as needed by conservatory 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23899 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23899 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9196 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Winston-Salem

864 - 1409 USD /month
Living costs

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


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