Piano Pedagogy Certificate

Piano Pedagogy Certificate

21 Credits

General Music Core

Complete one of the following Music Theory courses:3
Fundamentals of Music
Music Theory I (Prerequisite: MUSC 1100 or grade C or higher on Music Department theory test ) 1
Complete one of the following Music History and Literature courses:3
Introduction to Music (FA)
Popular Music in America (FA)
Survey of Jazz History (FA)
Music History & Literature I
Music History & Literature II
Music History and Literature III

Students may request to take the Music Theory test from the Music Department Chair or the test is offered on the first day of MUSC 1100.  Students passing with a grade of C or higher may test out of MUSC 1100 and take MUSC 1110 instead.


Complete four (4) semesters of private lessons: (2 semesters at each lesson level)4
Private Lesson I Major: Piano
Private Applied Lessons I: Piano Performance Emphasis
Private Lesson II Major: Piano
Private Applied Lessons II: Piano Performance Emphasis
Complete one of the following:1
Piano Accompanying
Piano Ensemble

Piano Pedagogy and Literature

Complete all of the following:10
MUSC 3865Piano Pedagogy I2
MUSC 3866Piano Pedagogy II2
MUSC 4665Piano Literature I2
MUSC 4666Piano Literature II2
MUSC 4892RIndependent Study (Student will work with the instructor to select and complete a project related to Piano Pedagogy)2

Completion Requirements

  1. Complete all coursework with a C or higher
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher