• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The goals of the Piano Performance programme offered by Roosevelt University are to prepare the student for the many facets of a diverse performance career (soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician), and to provide the student with the musical skills and pedagogical background to become a productive teacher.

About

Our world-renowned piano faculty, comprised of distinguished pedagogues and some of today's most pre-eminent concert artists, offers the highest quality of teaching. The type of students we cultivate become more experienced performers, but also learn to explore their creativity and have a more informed sense of the historical and philosophical context behind the music. Students learn how music works in conjunction with art and literature, become acquainted with historical performance practice, develop a hunger to discover excellent contemporary music, and most importantly, develop their own individual artistry and musical vision.

The objectives of the Piano Performance programme offered by Roosevelt University are to:

  • acquaint the student with the vast literature for the piano through study and performance of a cross-section of standard repertory encompassing all stylistic periods; develop technical facility in a systematic fashion;
  • develop progressively the student's collaborative and practical skills;
  • develop musicianship skills, analytic abilities, and knowledge of musical style;
  • introduce principles and methods of piano teaching of children and young adults, from beginning to early advanced levels;
  • support the music curriculum with an array of general studies coursework.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chamber Music (Piano)
  • Musicianship I: Written Skills
  • Musicianship I: Aural Skills
  • Form and Analysis
  • The Vernacular Music of the United States

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      80

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      550

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    All repertoire to be performed from memory. Sight reading will be required at all auditions.

    Freshman & Sophomore Transfers (BM)
    • A work by J. S. Bach at least of the difficulty of a Three-Part Invention or a Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier
    • The first movement of a sonata by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
    • A work by a Romantic or 20th Century Composer
    Junior Transfers (BM)
    • A work by J.S. Bach at least of the difficulty of a Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier
    • A complete sonata by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
    • An Etude by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninov or Scriabin or a piece of a virtuosic nature
    • A significant work by a Romantic or 20th Century Composer

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      37836 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      37836 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Chicago

    • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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