Program: Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program Code: (MUS)
Program Faculty: Goter* (*program coordinator)
The piano pedagogy certificate program prepares the pianist for a career as a piano teacher through specialized study with a concentration in piano pedagogy. It is intended for persons who want credentials to teach piano and need specific training in music and pedagogy. It is also designed for people who have a B.A./M.A. in music, but lack training in piano pedagogy or for those who want refresher courses to improve their skills in performance and pedagogy.
Course descriptions appear in the listing for Music (MUS) in this catalog.
Academic course requirements for the piano pedagogy certificate are as follows:
MUS 113 Music Theory I
MUS 114 Music Theory II
MUS 131 Piano Elective 50-minute lessons* or MUS 231 Piano Performance*
MUS 300 Piano Pedagogy I: Elementary Level
MUS 301 Piano Pedagogy II: Intermediate Level
MUS 305 Piano Pedagogy III: Performance Practices
MUS 312W History and Literature of Music II or MUS 115 The Art of Listening
MUS 475 Practicum (2 credits)
*Four semesters of piano lessons, MUS 131 or 231, are required. Recital participation and concert attendance are also required during each semester of piano study.
Recent equivalent courses in music theory and music history and literature may be transferred into this certificate program from another college or university, with permission of the program director.