Collaborative Piano

The Department of Music

The Collaborative Piano program explores communication through the dialogue of music, as a critical part of becoming a knowledgeable, creative, and expressive artist.

Collaboration in music begins as a musician reacts to the score, uniting a composer’s ideas and the performer’s imagination, and continues as the realized interpretation reaches an audience. Communication relies on the ability to articulate one’s ideas, informed through self-awareness-both physically and emotionally, coupled with the ability to listen keenly.

Students in the Collaborative Piano Program strive to communicate on each of these levels while crafting their own musical interpretations. These skills will be put into practice through the course of their work, which includes four recitals and myriad performance opportunities with their colleagues. Their creative decisions will benefit from access to the rich, artistic tradition represented by the program’s Director, Pamela Viktoria Pyle. A graduate of The Juilliard School Professor Pyle was a principal pianist in the studios of Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman for over a decade.

Collaborative Piano Degrees

Master of Music (MM)

—with a concentration in Collaborative Piano

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.