BACHELOR OF MUSIC
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.
PIANO PEDAGOGY CURRICULUM
I. General Education Core Requirements
II. Additional Degree Requirements
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
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
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.