The Master of Music with a concentration in piano performance prepares students for a career as a concert performer either as a soloist, member of an ensemble or accompanist and as a teacher of piano. Completion of the degree normally requires four semesters of full-time study. Graduate piano performance majors are required to give a one-hour lecture recital on a topic of their choice in consultation with the applied teacher and piano faculty.
All Masters and Performance Certificate applicants should prepare from memory contrasting works from different styles and periods listed below. Applicants must also submit a repertoire list of works performed or studied up to the time of application to Georgia State University School of Music.
a) one Baroque work (such as a Prelude and Fugue by Bach)
b) one Classical work (such as those by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven)
c) one Romantic major work or group of works (such as those by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms or Rachmaninoff)
d) one Modern work or group of works (such as those by Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev, etc.)
Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship should be prepared to perform short sight-reading excerpts assigned at the audition.