Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy

Piano Pedagogy students prepare for a career teaching piano in private and group settings. They learn to teach students of all ages how to develop musicality at the piano. Many go on to further study at the doctoral level.

An audition is required for entry. Play at least 20 minutes of music in contrasting styles.

Degree Requirements (30 sem. hrs.)

Core Courses (9 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6530 - Music Research and Writing

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6509 - Projects in Applied Theory and Analysis
MUS 6558 - Schenkerian Analysis

Choose one of the following:
MUS 6514 - Topics in Music History I
MUS 6515 - Topics in Music History II
MUS 6555 - History of American Music
MUS 6556 - Comparative Arts

Pedagogy (9 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6527 Graduate Piano Pedagogy I
MUS 6528 Graduate Piano Pedagogy II
MUS 6529 Group Piano Pedagogy
MUS 6539 Practicum in Piano Pedagogy (3 sem. hrs.)

Performance (6 sem. hrs.)
MUS 6522 Applied Piano

Graduate Recital (3 sem. hrs.)
Choose one of the following:
MUS 6500 - Graduate Recital
MUS 6540 - Graduate Recital with Monograph
MUS 6550 - Graduate Lecture Recital

Elective (3 sem. hrs.)
Any 6000-level music course by advisor and instructor consent, or one of the following:
MGT 5454 Entrepreneurship
MGT 6593 Field Studies (Personal Marketing)