Piano Performance and Pedagogy Option

120 credits

The goal of this Option is to provide students possessing the requisite piano/musical abilities and career interests, a coherent program of study leading to admission to a graduate degree program in piano performance and pedagogy and/or the establishment of a private piano teaching studio. In the Practicum experiences, students will teach private or class piano lessons under the mentorship of a member of the piano faculty.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
MU 1210 Musicianship I 4
MU 1220 Musicianship II 4
MU 1540 Piano Performance Studies (two enrollments) 4
MU 2100 Keyboard Accompanying (four enrollments) 2
MU 2140 Piano Performance Lab (eight enrollments) 0
MU 2210 Musicianship III 3
MU 2220 Musicianship IV 3
MU 2540 Piano Performance Studies (two enrollments) 4
MU 3010 Junior Recital .5
MU 3070 Piano Pedagogy I 2
MU 3080 Piano Pedagogy II 2
MU 3200 Technology in Music Performance (TECO) 3
MU 3250 Global Jazz (DICO) (GACO) 3
MU 3310 History and Literature of Music I 3
MU 3320 History and Literature of Music II (INCO) (WRCO) 3
MU 3350 Piano Literature I 2
MU 3360 Piano Literature II 2
MU 3540 Piano Performance Studies (two enrollments) 4
MU 4010 Senior Recital 1
MU 4420 Practicum: Piano Teaching (two enrollments) 4
MU 4540 Piano Performance Studies (two enrollments) 4
MU Ensembles [not MUDI] 6
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 1500 Mathematics and the Humanities (QRCO)
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Foreign Language (GACO) 6
Electives 17.5-15.5

The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

MU 1220 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 1210. MU 2210 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 1220. MU 2220 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 2210.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.