MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE – PIANO


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Master of Music in Performance – Piano

The Master of Music in Piano Performance is designed to train students to become professional pianists. This degree will prepare you to go directly into a professional pianist career, or to pursue graduate studies in piano.

Dr. Kadisha Obalbayeva
Associate Professor of Music
Steinway Artist

Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva is the first pianist from Kazakhstan to be named a Steinway Artist. She earned two Master of Music degrees in both composition and piano performance at the University of New Orleans, then received her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at Louisiana State University. She began her musical training at the age of five and graduated from

the Jubanov School for the Gifted and Talented and the Kurmangazy National Conservatory of Music. Her awards include the Soviet Union’s New Talent competition, the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Award for Young Artists and Chevron’s Award for Talented Students in piano and composition. She also won various prizes in national and Central Asia piano competitions.

Dr. Onalbayeva has performed in numerous concerts as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist and has been an active participant as composer, clinician, adjudicator, and organizer on various concerts, festivals, and musical events throughout Central Asia, Austria, Bahamas, Costa Rica, England, Kazakhstan, Russia, U.S.A. and Uzbekistan. She is founder and president of the Gulf Coast Steinway Society. A documentary was recently filmed on her life and musical career by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan titled Independent National’s Heritage.

Dr. Onalbayeva teaches Piano, Composition, Form-Analysis, Counterpoint, Piano Literature and Online Music Appreciation.She is chair of the piano department.

“What I really like is the close connection with students. They are all so different, but they have one thing that connect them – a belief in God. Music is part of that connection to God, the Creator.”

– Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva

website: www.kadishaonalbayeva.com

SEMESTER 1
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
MU 501 Music Theory 3
MU 533 Piano Literature I 3
MUA 535 Applied Piano 2
MUE 564 Large Ensemble 0
MUA 543 Collaborative Piano 1
TOTAL 9
SEMESTER 2
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
MU 510 Music History 3
MUA 536 Applied Piano 2
MUE 565 Large Ensemble 0
MUA 544 Collaborative Piano 1
MU 534 Piano Literature II 3
TOTAL 9
SEMESTER 3
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
MU 525 Advanced Piano Pedagogy 2
MU 511 Music History 3
MUA 537 Applied Piano 2
MUE 566 Large Ensemble 0
MUA 545 Collaborative Piano 1
TOTAL 8
SEMESTER 4
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
MUA 538 Applied Piano 2
MUE 567 Large Ensemble 0
MUA 546 Collaborative Piano 1
MUA 500 Graduate Recital 1
MUA 501 Master’s Thesis 2
TOTAL 6
TOTAL 32
Assistantships are available within the programs and interested candidates may reach out for more information.

Contact: Alison Wilks
awilks@umobile.edu

2017-2018

Tuition: $450 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fees:
Fall & Spring: $350 per semester
Summer: $50 (6 or more hours
$25 (less than 6 hours)