"Department of Collaborative Piano was created as Instrumental Accompaniment Major in the graduate program of Department of Instrumental Music in 1994. Since becoming an independent program in the Graduate School in 2001, the department has taught not only the performing skills for students who want to be professional accompanists, but also an understanding of other genres of the instrumental and vocal music as well as the attitude and values of accompanists
Since becoming independent in 2001 as Department of Instrumental Accompaniment in the Graduate School, the program has generated about 280 master's program graduates and since the offering of doctoral program in 2008, about 20 students have completed the program. "
Educational Goals of Departments
- Building the mold for growth into a professional accompanist with courses such as Practice in the Major, Music Analysis, Instrumental Sonata Literature, German Aria Literature and Diction, French Aria Literature and Diction, IPA Singing Practice and Diction, and Ensemble Seminar.
- Acquiring the repertoire and field experience for professional accompanists through on-campus and off-campus practice.
- Building performing skills through stage experience as professional accompanists by completing four recitals and cultivating the qualifications of teachers through master class and ensemble seminars.
Students Envisioned by Departments
To become a professional accompanist, one needs not only the technical and musical skills for excellently handling the piano, but also various personality traits to form an ensemble with others. Completing music through organic combination with partners by taking the lead or yielding requires mature musicality and personality grounded on stability and flexibility.