Introduction | Chapman University Graduate School: College of Performing Arts
Established in 1861, Chapman University Graduate School is a private, coeducational university located in Orange, California in the western region of the United States.
In 2007, The College of Performing Arts was founded and is home to three departments: the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre, and the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.
The 2020 US News & World Report ranks Chapman University as one of the best colleges in America and in 2019, Chapman University was ranked 5th among master’s-level universities in the Western US.
Key Facts and Overview | Chapman University Graduate School: College of Performing Arts
The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree program works closely with the Dance and Theatre programs. Pianists will have a chance to build professional connections with renowned faculty and develop their skill set for post graduation opportunities.
All applying students will complete an online application and are required to submit all materials. Admission is based on a rolling basis until seats are full. Students must include a resume, statement of intent, and two letters of recommendation. Prospective students can view the creative supplement requirements required for the Master of Music program.
The program learning outcomes allow students to:
“Demonstrate technical mastery of the collaborative repertoire, including vocal and instrumental literature, demonstrate artistic and interpretive ability, apply knowledge gained in the classroom in supervised practical settings such as ensembles and classes, and apply research methods and write focused cogent papers in clear, grammatical prose.”
Majors and Degrees | Chapman University Graduate School: College of Performing Arts
Chapman University Graduate School, College of Performing Arts offers one of the best graduate music programs in the country:
Master of Music
The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is the first graduate program in music and the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University.
“The overarching goal of this Master’s degree program is to prepare graduate pianists for a successful career as collaborative artists who can work together effectively and professionally with vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and actors, as well as with choral, opera and orchestral directors.”
The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Admissions | Chapman University Graduate School: College of Performing Arts
Chapman offers students many areas of study; students are encouraged to visit the Chapman University Academics Page to view more information about their school’s admission requirements and application details.
Chapman University offers an accelerated graduate program. Current undergraduate students interested in working on their Master’s Degree while earning their Bachelor’s Degree can take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, prospective students can attend an Information Session, Meet Chapman at a Graduate Fair, or Contact Chapman Directly.
Prospective students are encouraged to review the Graduate Application Deadlines based on their particular graduate program. Programs that accept applications after the deadline on a space-available basis will be noted. Please visit the Application page to view a particular program application and requirements.
A non-refundable application fee is $60 through the online application system. Students are required to submit all official transcripts; applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. Most programs require a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Some programs require a statement of intent with specific information included in your statement.
According to US News and World Report, Chapman University is #87 (tied) in Best Colleges for Veterans. Veterans are encouraged to meet with the Director of Veterans Affairs during the application process by phone or in-person. Veterans can learn more by visiting the Veterans Resource Center.
Costs and Financial Aid | Chapman University Graduate School: College of Performing Arts
Chapman University offers a variety of financial aid options available to help students invest in their higher education and attain their educational goals. Students can view more information about financial aid and cost of attendance at Chapman’s Graduate Financial Aid.
Graduate costs and fees vary by college; students can view their particular program on the 2020/2021 Tuition & Fee Information page.
The Chapman University Harriet S. Salmon Interest Free Loan is an interest free loan awarded through the Office of Financial Aid. For information on eligibility for this type of loan, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 714-997-6741.
Students interested in need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application if they are not eligible for federal financial aid.