Master of Music in Piano

Important Notice

As of spring 2015, we are no longer accepting new applications for this program. Review our list of degrees for another program within this college.

The Master of Music (M.M.) in Piano program is designed to develop highly advanced performance skills, foster a strong commitment to teaching, and engage students in music. The M.M. in Piano program requires a vigorous discipline in which students will master professional performance skills and artistry.  Through the progam, students will develop excellent teaching skills that provide quality instruction for future musicians in various age groups and motivate them for continual improvement and lifelong learning. In addition, students will learn to take responsibility in keeping the musical arts alive and well, while serving in local and global communities.

Degree Requirements

Program Credits32
Required Courses

MU 530, 537, 557, 595, 597, 599

Required Auxiliary Courses


Additional Information

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for admission to this program, students must have: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally‐accredited college or university. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. A successful audition with Cardinal Stritch University piano faculty. (Live auditions are preferred. YouTube videos may be considered.) A placement test in music theory and history. Three letters of recommendation. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for graduation from this program, students must: Complete required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 with no individual course or applied grades below a “C”; satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination; satisfactorily complete an approved Masters Recital Performance; obtain recommendation for graduation from the program chair; satisfactorily complete all program requirements within seven consecutive academic years.