Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy is to educate students in:

  • Teaching strategies for all levels of piano students
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and standard teaching repertoire for all levels of piano students
  • Career preparations for college-level teaching as a pianist including professional development and use of technology
  • The performance of piano, building musicianship and technical ability to an advanced level
  • Research skills on original topics in the field of keyboard pedagogy

Graduates of the program are prepared for careers as college or university faculty, performers, and teachers/proprietors of private and group teaching studios.

Curriculum Requirements

Keyboard Pedagogy and Performance
Select 24 credit hours of Keyboard Pedagogy and Performance courses 124
Creative Activities, chosen in consultation with advisor12
MED 702 DMA Essay Proposal
MKP 832 Doctoral Recital
MKP 831 Doctoral Essay
Other Studies in Music
Select four of the following:12
Keyboard Literature II
Music Bibliography
Psychology of Music I
Music Learning and Curriculum
Music Research Methods
Music Assessment
Analytical Techniques
Cognate/Electives
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives12
Total Credit Hours60
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Graduate Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy courses chosen in consultation with the Doctoral Advisor and approval of the student’s committee during the first semester of course work.