University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Music BFA - Collaborative Piano


Current Faculty
BFA Curriculum


CollaborativePiano

UWM's Collaborative Piano - Vocal program is one of the few such undergraduate programs offered nationwide. It offers exceptional training for undergraduate pianists anticipating careers in vocal accompanying, as well as coaching art song, opera and musical theatre. Pianists receive weekly lessons in collaborative piano, as well as solo piano and piano technique. They also participate in rehearsals and performances for the UWM Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and UWM choirs. the curriculum includes courses in diction, song literature and voice.


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Current Faculty


Prof. Elena Abend
Prof. Jeffry Peterson
Prof. Katja Phillabaum

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BFA Curriculum


Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 304

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Piano (technique)

1

Music 044, 052, 056 or 058

Choir

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 125

Keyboard Harmony I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

1

Music 1072

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum


6

General Electives


3

Total


16

Freshman Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 304

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Piano (technique)

1

Music 044, 052, 056 or 058

Choir

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 126

Keyboard Harmony II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

2

Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum


6

General Electives


2

Total


16

Sophomore Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 304

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Piano (technique)

1

Music 044, 052, 056 or 058

Choir

1

Music 244

Basic Diction (even years)

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

2

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 227

Keyboard Harmony III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music Elective


1

Music 107

Convocation

0

German 101

First Semester German

4

Total


17

Sophomore Year - Semester I I

Cr.

MusPerf 304

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 101

Piano (technique)

1

Music 044, 052, 056 or 058

Choir

1

Music 246

German Diction in Singing

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General Hisotry of Western Music II

3

Music Electives


1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum


3

Total


15

Junior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 404

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 307

General Hisotry of Western Music III

3

Music 245

Italian Diction in Singing

1

Music 277

Song Literature

2

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music Elective


1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Italian 101


4

Total


17

Junior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 404

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Choose one history elective

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in History and Literature


Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era


Music 312

Music of the Classic Era


Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era


Music 314

Music of the 20th Century


Music 247

French Diction

1

Music 278

Song Literature

2

Music Elective


1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Arts Elective


3

French 101


4

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 404

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 111

Voice

1

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music Elective


1

Arts Elective


6

Core Curriculum


3

Total


16

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 404

Collaborative Piano - Vocal (Plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

MusPerf 111

Voice

1

Choose one music theory elective

3

Music 220


Introduction to Computers and  Literature


Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I


Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II


Music 323

Instrumentation


Music 421

Materials of 20th Century Music


Music 326

Advanced Aural Theory


Music 457

Opera Theatre

0

Music Elective


1

Arts Elective


3

General Electives


3

Total


16

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