» MM in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts program is designed to prepare graduate pianists for successful careers as collaborative artists, ready to work effectively and professionally with vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and actors, as well as choral, opera and orchestral directors.

Partnerships with Chapman's Dance and Theatre programs give pianists opportunities to interact with internationally renowned faculty and to develop diverse skill sets before engaging in the professional world.

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Admission & Tour Information

All applicants are required to submit the Graduate Chapman Application, a Creative Supplement and an audition video. You may also be asked to perform a live audition by invitation.

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Program Faculty

Chapman's Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Program is directed by pianist Louise Thomas. Dr. Thomas received a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Southern California. A native of Ireland, Dr. Thomas attended Trinity College, Dublin, and later the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover on a German Government Scholarship. She concertizes regularly in collaborative settings, both in the U.S. and internationally, and has made appearances in venues such as Weill Hall in NYC, Tchaikovsky Hall at the Moscow Conservatoire and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.