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Master of Music: Piano Pedagogy

MASTER OF MUSIC: Major in PIANO PERFORMANCE AND PEDAGOGY

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy provides exceptional graduate-level training in performance, with a focus on individual applied study with our expert faculty, along with extensive training in piano pedagogy for teaching students at all levels. Students receive hands-on teaching experience through internships during their graduate programs. Graduate students have outstanding performance opportunities in solo and collaborative settings, and develop comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core. Our graduate students are well prepared for entrance into doctoral programs, are frequently accepted into prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs, present their pedagogy research and projects at conferences, and enjoy successful careers as performers and educators.

HOW TO APPLY:
Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Major in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

This major is offered on the thesis/full recital and non-thesis/half solo recital and pedagogy project options. Both options require a minimum of 34 semester hours. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required of all majors enrolled for the thesis/full recital option. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required of all majors enrolled for the non-thesis/half solo recital and pedagogy project option.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

Required

Graduate Music Core:

Music Theory:

MUS THEO 6100 (580:210)

Analytical Techniques I

3

MUS THEO 6110 (580:211)

Analytical Techniques II

3

Music History:

MUS HIST 6220 (590:222)

Research and Writing in Music

3

Select one from the following:

3

MUS HIST 3100/5100 (590:110g)

Music History--Middle Ages and Renaissance

MUS HIST 3110/5110 (590:111g)

Music History--Baroque

MUS HIST 3120/5120 (590:112g)

Music History--Classic

MUS HIST 3140/5140 (590:114g)

Music History--Romantic

MUS HIST 3150/5150 (590:115g)

Music History--20th Century

Piano performance:

Applied Music:

6

MUS APPL 6460 (540:246)

Piano

Music Literature:

4

MUS LIT 3200/5200 (595:120g)

Performance Literature: ______ (Piano I)

MUS LIT 3200/5200 (595:120g)

Performance Literature: ______ (Piano II)

Piano pedagogy:

Music Education and Methods:

10

MUS ED 3480/5480 (570:148g)

Piano Pedagogy: Elementary

MUS ED 3495/5495

Music Learning and Motivation

MUS ED 6570 (570:257)

Piano Pedagogy: Intermediate

MUS ED 6580 (570:258)

Piano Pedagogy: Group and Adult

MUS ED 6600 (570:260)

Piano Pedagogy: Internship

Recital:

MUS APPL 6880 (540:288)

Graduate Recital

0

Electives

Select 2 hours from the Recommended List:

2

MUS ENS 3120/5120 (530:112g)

Ensemble

MUS APPL 6460 (540:246)

Piano

MUS TECH 3350/5350 (560:135g)

Accompanying

MUS ED 6500 (570:250)

Projects in Music Education

MUS ED 6600 (570:260)

Piano Pedagogy: Internship

MUS ED 6285 (570:285)

Readings

MUS THEO 3220/5220 (580:122g)

Music and Technology

MUS ED 6299 (570:299)

Research

Total Hours

34

Additional requirements:

Final project-
Options:

  • Full solo recital/recital abstract
  • Half solo recital and pedagogy project (workshop or research paper)
  • Students are required to enroll in applied music in their performance area during the semester they present their recital.
  • Students choosing the half solo recital and pedagogy project must also enroll in 1 credit of research (counting in electives) during the semester they prepare and present their project (workshop or research paper)