The University of Manitoba’s Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music offers an exciting, intensive program of study in Collaborative Piano. This program combines an equal emphasis of instrumental and vocal accompanying and is available for Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate study.
We provide an intimate and supportive environment where collaboration is encouraged. Performing opportunities for students of collaborative piano are numerous, both within the University and in the larger community.
We offer collaborative students multi-faceted approaches to learning. In addition to participating in vocal and instrumental studios and masterclasses, they receive two weekly lessons with collaborative piano professors who are active performers in their fields and passionate about sharing their love for ensemble music and collaboration.
Dr. Judy Kehler-Siebert runs the Instrumental/Piano area and is a member of the piano faculty, and Dr. Laura Loewen, vocal coach and diction specialist, heads up the Vocal/Piano area. We encourage students to continue their solo piano studies if they wish.
"The Collaborative Master's Program at the University of Manitoba pushed me beyond what I perceived my limits to be, into worlds I could never have imagined. Judy and Laura are excellent musicians and teachers who are not only concerned about the technique of music, but also that their students grow and mature as musicians.
The training and skill I received have given me the courage to try things I never dreamed of doing, even conducting opera! Their continued interest in my musical development is a big encouragement to me."
Beckie Edler, M.Mus 2007
(Performance: Collaborative Piano)
Judy Kehler Siebert