Piano faculty:
Lisa Kinzer, DMA

Visual and Performing Arts
Concentration in Piano Pedagogy
(Applied Area, Piano)

The degree Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Piano Pedagogy offers students with strong performance skills the opportunity to apply those skills to teaching applied piano in individual and group settings.  Elective Education and Business courses supplement a core music curriculum which fosters growth in areas of performance, music theory, music literature, and music education.  Students who complete this degree program will be well-equipped to perform in varied settings, establish independent teaching studios, and teach piano in community music and preparatory schools.  They will also have a thorough background for pursuing graduate studies in piano pedagogy or performance.


I.  General Education Core Requirements      40

II.  Additional Degree Requirements      6
        Humanities/9 credits in at least two disciplines and not in the discipline of music.

III.  Major Requirements        78

 Applied Primary      20
 MUSC 243  Piano Accompanying    1
 MUSC 113, 114, 213, 214  Theory    8
 MUSC 115, 116, 215, 216  Sightsinging/Dictation  4
 MUSC 119  Intro. to Computer Applications in Music  1
 MUSC 137  Music Literature     3
 MUSC 313  Form and Analysis    3
 MUSC 331, 332  Music History    6
 MUSC 341  Conducting     2
 MUSC 315  Piano-Keyboarding Technology   2
 MUSC 319  Keyboard Improvisation    1
 MUSC 335 Piano Duet/Duo Literature   2
 MUSC 435, 427, Piano Literature,     4
  Intermediate Piano Literature
 MUSC 445, 447, Piano Pedagogy I and II   4
 MUSC 492  Piano Internship     8

 General Electives     5

TOTAL          120

Students pursuing the B.M. degree in Piano Pedagogy are required to present a minimum of a half Junior Recital and a half Senior Recital.

Pedagogy students will be able to observe area independent piano teachers, college-level applied lessons, college piano class for music majors and group piano for non-music majors.

Pedagogy students will complete internships in the following areas (MUSC 492):
 Junior student teaching
  one elementary-age beginner, first semester, 2 credits
  one beginning-level adult class, second semester, 2 credits
 Senior student teaching
  intermediate-level young adult, first semester, 2 credits
  intermediate-level class, second semester, 2 credits

This curriculum is in compliance with NASM requirements and guidelines.