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734 USD/credit 33030 USD/year
503 USD/credit 22635 USD/year
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For pianists seeking careers in music, solo work isn’t the only gig in town. A Music - Collaborative Piano degree from Portland State University will embolden you to expand your talents and turn your ambitious dreams into a sustainable career.

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Overview

The Music - Collaborative Piano degree from Portland State University provides rigorous instruction in music history, music theory, research methods, orchestration, music literature, diction, and advanced keyboard techniques. You’ll have access to unlimited opportunities to accompany singers and instrumentalists, as well as hands-on recital experience to hone your skills and perfect your craft.

The expert faculty are dedicated mentors and pride themselves on facilitating a supportive environment for our talented students. You’ll also gain practical insights into the music business, including how to negotiate fair pay for performances.

The alumni find no shortage of opportunities as a professional collaborative pianist. Join them in this in-demand field.

Career

Most of our alumni go on to pursue a doctorate or a career as a freelance performer, university staff pianist, educator, vocal coach, opera repertoire, church pianist, or orchestral musician.

Recent graduates are in demand as collaborative pianists and performance coaches throughout the region. Graduates of the program can expect full-time work in their field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Music
  • Graduate Music History Entrance Exam
  • Graduate Music Theory Entrance Exam
  • Graduate Project or Recital
  • Music Research Methods
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Collaborative Piano Literature Strings
  • Collaborative Piano Literature Winds and Brass
  • Advanced Keyboard Techniques
  • Diction for Singers: Italian, German, and French

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

45 SCH

45-49

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Portland State University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 734 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 734 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 503 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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