Skip UM navigation Skip to Main Navigation


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Emphasis - Collaborative Piano

M.M. in Music


The Master of Music is an advanced professional degree designed to develop a particular area in music to a high level of specialization. The university offers the M.M. with the following emphases: 1) performance in woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instruments, piano, and voice; 2) music education; 3) choral conducting; 4) musicology; 5) music theory; 6) ethnomusicology; and 7) collaborative piano.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30

Emphasis - Collaborative Piano


The M.M. degree with an emphasis in collaborative piano is designed to prepare a student to become a professional musician (collaborating with woodwind, brass, string, percussion, vocalists, and ensembles) and/or prepares the student for further graduate study or professional training. The collaborative piano emphasis can be completed with a concentration (option) in either vocal or instrumental.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the M.M. degree with emphasis in collaborative piano are as follows (34 hours):

Required Courses Hours
Mus 520: Introduction to Music Research 3
Voic 521: Advanced Singer’s Diction I 2
Voic 523: Advanced Coaching I 1
Voic 524: Advanced Coaching II 1
Mus 537: Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1
Mus 538: Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1
Musicology or ethnomusicology 3
Music Theory 3
Music theory, composition, musicology, literature, or ethnomusicology 3
Pian 541 or higher-Piano Performance 8
Mus 695: Public Recital 2
Mus 695: Public Recital 2
Elective Courses (choose 4 credits from:)*
Mus 500: German for Musicians 2
MUS 521: Advanced Singer’s Diction I 2
Mus 522: Advanced Singer’s Diction II 2
Mus 532: University Orchestra 1
Mus 534: University Band / Wind Symphony 1
Mus 539: Concert Singers 1
Mus 545: University Chorus 1
MUS 595: Opera Theatre Workshop V 1
Mus 596: Opera Production Workshop V 1
Mus 623: Advanced Song Literature 2
Mus 624: Advanced Opera/Oratorio Literature 2
*other elective courses may be chosen at the discretion of the academic advisor
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.