Mission Statement

The mission of Master of Music degree in Keyboard Performance and Pedagogy is to educate students in:

  • Teaching strategies for private and group piano lessons
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and standard teaching repertoire for beginning and intermediate students
  • The use of music technology available for use in teaching
  • The performance of piano, building musicianship, technical ability, and the ability to assimilate a large cross-section of recital repertoire
  • Research skills on original topics in the field of keyboard pedagogy.

The Master of Music degree will prepare students for careers as performers, private music teachers, entry-level positions in community colleges and some four-year institutions, and to pursue advanced degrees in music-related fields.

Curriculum Requirements*

Major Area
Applied Lessons8
MKP 647Keyboard Pedagogy3
MKP 750Keyboard Pedagogy Research Seminar1
MKP 780Keyboard Pedagogy Internship1
MKP Elective, Select one of the following with advisor approval:1
Seminar in Baroque Performance
Seminar in Classical Performance
Seminar in Romantic Performance
Seminar in Contemporary Music
Keyboard Pedagogy Research Seminar
Keyboard Pedagogy Internship
Accompanying, Level III
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Keyboard Pedagogy II:Keyboard Pedagogy Diagnostics
Keyboard Pedagogy III: Practice Strategies
Seminar in Keyboard Pedagogy
Final Project
MKP 812Master's Recital **1
MKP 813Master's Pedagogy Project ( (1 cr/sem X2))2
Other Studies in Music
MCY 728Music Bibliography (or other MCY course)3
MTC 717Analytical Techniques (or other MTC course)3
Approved Music Electives4
Total Credit Hours30

* Pending Board of Trustees Approval

**May be a performance or a lecture recital