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Collaborative Piano

Degrees Offered

Your Training

The Collaborative Piano Department’s curriculum includes traditional musical training—private lessons, chamber music, song repertoire, music theory, music history, and ear training— plus myriad performance opportunities. Every aspect of your piano training at The Boston Conservatory centers on you and your professional readiness. There are two curricula – one which explores a wide range of instrumental and vocal repertoire and another which focuses more heavily on operatic repertoire and coaching.


Applied Lessons (solo and collaborative) and Recitals

Language Study – French, Italian, German

Harmony, Counterpoint, and Ear Training

Performance Seminar

Diction Courses

Opera Studio (main stage rehearsals, opera score reduction, scene study, characterization)

Ear Training

Theory & Musicology Electives

Music History

Opera Coaching

Ensemble: Chamber Music, Duo Sonata, Large Ensemble, Chamber orchestra 

Your Teachers

All piano faculty members are highly devoted, respected and successful teachers, in addition to being active public performers with distinguished reputations and vast experience. In addition to intensive private study, master classes from esteemed guest artists also offer opportunities for enriched learning.

Collaborative Piano Faculty

Andrew Altenbach

Your Performance Opportunities

The focus of the collaborative piano program is on performance. Opportunities include studio classes, master classes, the weekly Performance Seminar,  opera rehearsals, song repertoire classes, the school-wide Concerto Competition, degree-recitals and non-degree recitals, and chamber music recitals.

Your Future

Dedicated and gifted musicians from all parts of the globe will surround you, especially in the vibrant arts community of Boston. Your education here will give you the tools you need for a fulfilling professional life in music. Our graduates are thriving in the professional world, engaging in compelling artistry that interests and energizes them.

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Application & Audition Requirements

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Apply to The Boston Conservatory's collaboratove piano masters degree program here.

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