To graduate, piano pedagogy majors must complete Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section of the Catalog Announcements. The required concerto normally will be accompanied by piano. The securing of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist. Memorization for degree recitals and juries is not required.
MUS 153, 155, 321, 337, 434, and Piano Pedagogy courses are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary.
Music elective credits, when used as substitutes for music course credits, may be satisfied by either MUS or MUPI. In order for MUPI credits to count toward the degree, a jury is required.
Piano Pedagogy electives must be approved by the adviser and may include any of the following courses: MUS 506 The Musician in Modern Society (2 credits); MUS 500C Internship in Teaching Piano (1 credit, may be repeated); MUS 533 The Business of Running an Independent Studio (2 credits); MUS 500E History of Piano Pedagogy (2 credits); MUS 500D Group Issues in Piano Teaching (2 credits): MUS 554 Wellness for Musicians (3 credits).
Memorization is not required for any degree recitals and juries in this program.
Teaching observations of private piano lessons and class piano sessions (on- and off-campus) are required for all Piano Pedagogy courses in the Departments of Music. Piano Pedagogy Independent Study projects as well as piano lessons observations may be designed in collaboration with local community schools of music, music conservatories, and independent piano teachers' studios. All off- campus projects and observations must be approved by the adviser.