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Piano Pedagogy, MMus

What will I study?

The Master of Music degree program in Piano Pedagogy will establish the student as a highly skilled, professional piano teacher. The student will receive specialized training in pedagogical philosophy, a broad spectrum of repertoire, and current and historical approaches to technique. Special emphasis is included to equip the student to critique and articulate pedagogical methods in a scholarly fashion. This program prescribes 32 credits and supports the Division of Music purpose to equip students to use music for the glory of God.

All graduate students in the Division of Music must take the Music Theory Placement Test. Those not passing this test will register for MT 499 (Theory Review). Graduate credit is not available for this remedial class. Two recitals in the performance field are required before graduation: the first a lecture recital, pedagogy workshop, concerto or ensemble program; the second a solo recital.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Teach authoritatively in a manner that reflects a highly skilled synthesis of pedagogical knowledge and piano literature.
-- Perform ensemble and solo public recitals that apply mature musical interpretation and piano skills that reflect advanced training.
-- Synthesize theory, literature, and history in critical performance interpretation and articulate this synthesis on an advanced, scholarly level.

Entrance Requirements

All students studying in the Division of Graduate Studies in the School of Fine Arts and Communication are required to audition. This audition is used to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a graduate student.

What classes will I take?

The following courses are required:

Future Careers

Our alumni are serving in church music ministries throughout the country. In addition, our graduates are teaching in Christian schools and public schools in every part of the U.S. and are on the faculties of most of the major fundamental Bible colleges and universities. A number of our graduates also have successful careers as private studio teachers.

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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