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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

M.M. Piano Performance

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General Information

  • A program preparing the student for careers in music including:
    • Solo performer, chamber musician, and collaborative artist
    • Teaching in post-secondary and private studio instruction
    • Future doctoral degree studies
  • Weekly studies in private lessons, piano pedagogy, literature, theory, and history
  • Study in a friendly, supportive environment

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

  • Full and Partial Tuition Reimbursement
  • $4500-$9000 Stipend
  • Please contact Dr. Viscoli to set up an on-campus interview and audition.
  • See the link below for the assistantship application.

Applying to the Program

  • Contact Dr. David Viscoli (
  • Fill out online applications for the College of Graduation Studies and Research and the Department of Music
  • Fill out Graduate Assistantship Application
  • Prepare an audition of a minimum of three contrasting works from different historical periods. Must include a complete sonata and a virtuosic work from any historical period. Although a live audition is preferable, if this is not possible, you may prepare a video.
  • Prepare a letter of application
  • Apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research:
  • Download and fill out the Department of Music graduate application:
  • Download and fill out the Graduate Assistantship Application:
  • Send all materials to Dr. David Dickau, Graduate Coordinator, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 202 Performing Arts Center, Mankato, MN 56001

Course of Study (30 Credits)

  • MUSC 5xx Music History (3)
  • MUSC 5xx Music Theory (3)
  • MUSC 500 Graduate Music Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MUSC 566 Applied Music Pedagogy (2)
  • MUSC 567 Applied Music Literature (3)
  • MUSP 601 Ensemble Practicum (2)
  • MUSP 655 Private Piano (12)
  • MUSP 698 Recital (2)