The collaborative piano program, the first of its kind to be offered in China, will establish collaborative piano as an artistic discipline equal to solo, orchestral, and chamber music performance. In addition to core curriculum shared with other majors, collaborative pianists will take a wide array of specialized courses designed to prepare them to embark directly into professional work as coaches, performers, and teachers.
Students will have the option to choose whether to focus on vocal collaborative piano or instrumental collaborative piano, although all collaborative majors will acquire a basic grounding in both disciplines. Vocal collaborative students will be trained to coach singers in opera companies, as well as coach and perform all types of vocal repertoire. Instrumental collaborative students will acquire duo instrumental and chamber music repertoire. Graduates of both vocal and instrumental collaborative piano may eventually have the opportunity to teach collaborative piano in schools as the field develops in China. Both vocal and instrumental collaborative piano majors will obtain valuable experience performing collaboratively in studio lessons, master classes, workshops, and recitals at The Tianjin Juilliard School.