Collaborative Piano

Our Collaborative Piano major was created and aligned to prepare students for further studies at the university level in piano focused on chamber music and accompanying. Specifically, The University of Texas at Austin houses one of the nation's premiere collaborative piano programs.

Only a very few students are accepted into this strand each year so that we can provide the best educational experiences and give them the marketable skills needed to be a successful accompanist in a variety of art forms. Our collaborative pianists complete year-long “residencies” with our large musical ensembles, participate in chamber music groups, and accompany soloists at various contests.

Our collaborative piano program is not designed to replace private piano study nor is it designed to prepare students for a career as a solo concert pianist.

Prescribed Course Plan and Requirements
  • Assigned to a large music ensemble as resident pianist each year of high school
  • Music Theory I
  • AP Music Theory
  • UIL Solo Contest for all the years at McCallum
  • Successful completion of performance assignments