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Overview of Courses & Topics

Cameron Stowe & Tanya Blaich accompany a vocal quartet

Selected course offerings include:

Song Studies for Pianists

Sonata Class

Opera Performance for Pianists
includes figured bass reading, recitative playing, orchestral reduction, score reading

Collaborative Skills
includes orchestral reductions of instrumental concerti

Diction Studies

Sonata Coaching

Piano-Vocal Repertoire
Recent semester topics include

  • French Vocal Repertoire
  • Songs of Schumann and Brahms
  • Late Romantic Lieder
  • American Song Repertoire
  • Songs of Debussy and Poulenc
  • Songs 1890–1910
  • Songs of Schubert and Wolf

Vocal Coaching Techniques

More about piano performance at NEC

Read about the Piano major here.

Read about Chamber Music for Pianists here.