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EWU Music Department
119 Music Building
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2241
fax: 509.359.7028

Master of Music: Performance--Instrumental, Vocal, Piano, Conducting

Master of Music in INSTRUMENTAL, VOCAL, and CONDUCTING PERFORMANCE
EWU offers the Master of Music degrees in instrumental and vocal performance including brass, percussion, string, woodwinds, and conducting.  Study with the artist faculty is supported by a wide range of ensemble experiences which include orchestra, wind ensemble, traditional and jazz choirs, concert jazz orchestra, jazz combos, pop combos, opera, chamber music, and contemporary ensembles.  Graduate students may have the unique opportunity to perform with area professional ensembles such as the Spokane Symphony, the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra while in residence at EWU.  Students are mentored individually to ensure the content and substance of their program meets their career goal intentions. Please contact Dr. Jane Ellsworth, Director of Graduate Studies at jellsworth@ewu.edu to arrange an audition or interview. 

Master of Music in PIANO PERFORMANCE The internationally renowned piano faculty at Eastern Washington University has modeled the MM degree in Piano Performance after the guiding principles outlined by the National Association of Schools of Music. The purpose of this Master of Music degree is to refine skills in performance, pedagogy, applied teaching, chamber music and collaborative pianism.  Graduate students will have exciting opportunities to perform and teach while studying with acclaimed and world-class artist faculty.  We also offer numerous experiences to perform in guest artist master classes, preparation for regional and national competitions, and mentoring that is tailored to the individual career goals. Exceptional masterclasses are offered to students, recent guests including Paul Barnes, Scott Rednour and Tony Caramia. Auditions are available at any time by making an appointment with Dr. Jody Graves, Director of Keyboard Studies.  The graduate piano audition requirements include three contrasting (memorized) works from the standard repertoire, technique and sight reading.  Qualified applicants may be awarded a GSA  or NRGSA(teaching assistantship) in the areas of accompanying, group piano teaching and applied teaching.  Please contact jgraves@ewu.edu to inquire about the graduate piano performance program.

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