Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Music degree in Keyboard Performance is to:

  • Provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of piano performance and musicianship that will provide the foundation for continued academic work, and which could also lead toward a professional performance career as a classical pianist.
  • To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of piano performance
  • To provide students public performance performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To provide students performance skills necessary for graduate degree auditions and national/international piano competitions.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Area
Applied Lessons8
MKP 812Master's Recital1
Supportive Studies 115
MTC Elective(s)
MCY 626-7 Keyboard Literature I-II/MCY Elective(s)
MKP Keyboard Pedagogy Elective(s)
Keyboard Pedagogy
Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Keyboard Pedagogy II:Keyboard Pedagogy Diagnostics
Keyboard Pedagogy III: Practice Strategies
Artist Development course(s)
The Teaching Artist
Arts Leadership
World of the Working Musician
Media Creation
Peak Performance Strategies for Musicians
Communication, Marketing, and Publicity for the Musical Artist
Approved Music Electives (Suggested courses include)3
Seminar in Baroque Performance
Seminar in Classical Performance
Seminar in Romantic Performance
Seminar in Contemporary Music
Accompanying, Level III
String-Keyboard Chamber Music
Keyboard Pedagogy Research Seminar
Keyboard Pedagogy Internship
Masters Second Recital
Oral Comprehensive Exam 0
Total Credit Hours30