An accredited institution of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the United States, the organisation that accredits The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, and more.
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MFA in Piano Performance, Recording and Contemporary Career Development
The Ultimate One-Year Practical Experience for Modern Pianists
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The world does not need yet another common-practice piano degree. The Piano Conservatory at the European Academy of Fine Arts has designed an innovative new programme with a tutorial staff of world-renowned classical pianists, contemporary jazz pianists, conductors, recording & mix engineers, music producers and visionaries.
A core objective of this Master of Fine Arts degree programme is to address the contemporary needs of the performing and recording artist in our digital age. Students will master the art of recording, editing, mixing and mastering the audio and video components of their rehearsals and performances, hone their self-management skills and discover the potential for exploitation of their unique musical identity to the global marketplace.
Students will study under principal piano professors in Sofia and with guest artists from surrounding European capital cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Paris, or London.
The final Masters project culminates with a live performance of a piano concerto with symphony orchestra. These performances, together with the student's final solo recital, are professionally recorded [multi-track multi-cam HD audio and video], mixed and mastered for inclusion in the student's professional portfolio.
Can't move to Sofia for a year? Check out our unique Low-Residency option for this degree programme.
9 Module Catalogue
Film Scoring Masters, Piano Masters, Composition Competition
Total Credits: 54
6 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Six merit-based scholarships offered to qualifying students as determined by the Admissions Board.
No additional scholarship applications. All accepted students are automatically considered for scholarships.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Tuition & Fees
Total Course Tuition: €30,450
Two semesters of course work with a third semester dedicated to the Major Project.
Costs of Living in Sofia
Accepted students from the EU do not need a Visa.
Submitting your application for The Piano Conservatory's full-time MFA Program is simple; please click here.
video examples of you playing or performing three (3) different pieces of contrasting styles (these need to be uploaded to a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo so that you can insert links into your application for the Admissions Board to view)
1-page Letter of Interest, detailing why you are a viable candidate to be considered by the Admissions Board for the MFA Program
copies (Image or PDF) of any music degrees / certifications you have earned
CV / Resume (PDF format)