What will I study?
The Piano Pedagogy major provides preparation for a career in piano teaching. It offers internship instruction and experience for class and private piano teaching at various levels combined with a solid liberal arts core. The program requires participation in a university ensemble and features junior and senior recitals. The program prescribes 57 credits in the major and supports the Division of Music purpose to equip students to use music for the glory of God.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Apply knowledge of pedagogical literature, materials and methods to piano teaching.
-- Perform memorized public recitals with skill.
-- Integrate music theory and performance in literature interpretation.
All students studying in the Division of Music are required to audition. This audition is used to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a music student. The audition is taken when you arrive for your first semester.
What classes will I take?
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Our piano pedagogy graduates have been very successful in setting up careers as private studio teachers all across the country. We also have graduates teaching in Christian schools. There are usually more requests for piano teachers in Christian schools than we have pedagogy graduates to fill.
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.