THE PIANO ACADEMY
European Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
an instructional site of
Irish American University
an accredited institution of the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
announcing a revolutionary new Master of Fine Arts degree programme with a low residency option:
MFA in Piano Performance, Recording and Contemporary Career Development
Academic Year: September 1st, 2021 - August 1st, 2022
Application Window Opens September 2020
Svetlana Smolina, Programme Director
Film Scoring Masters, Piano Masters, Composition Competition
This unique one-year Masters degree can be completed as a full-time residency degree, a low residency degree, or a combination of both.
The world does not need yet another common-practice piano degree. The Piano Academy 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 performances, 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/or from surrounding European capital cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Paris, or London, or in their home country or nearby metropolis in the United States, Asia, and more. A complete list of participating countries, cities and teaching professors will be available in 2020.
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.
Total Credits: 54