Advanced Writing and Communication Skills

Courses

All students are required to successfully complete 3 Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (AWC) courses. Student degree requirements will include courses that meet the desired communication outcomes in evaluated and revised writing, speaking, stage presence, and audience engagement.

All keyboard performance students will successfully complete:

  1. MCY 341 Music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods, which will include substantial evaluated and revised writing components.
  2. MKP XXX Private Lesson Level 3 Senior Recital, which will include evaluated communication skills in attracting an audience, engaging an audience during performance, and preparing program notes or similar media as appropriate to the medium/venue.
  3. MKP 547 Keyboard Pedagogy, which will include discipline specific communication skills.

Assessment

There will be at least 2 specific assessments in each Advanced Communications Skills course for communications or writing equivalent to 4000 words, evaluated and revised.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses MKP
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students3
ST_XXXXSTEM Cognate9
PS_XXXXPeople & Society Cognate9
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Total General Education credits = 27
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 courses) see details below
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MKP 1
MKP 6Piano Forum (8 semesters)0
MKP PI1 (Level 1)Piano Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MKP PI3 (Level 3)Piano Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours)4
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 140Keyboard Studies I (waived for piano majors and principals)
MKP 141Keyboard Studies II (waived for piano majors and principals)
MCY 140Experiencing Music3
MCY 341Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (AWC)3
MMI 250Essential Technologies For Musicians3
MMI 310Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians3
Ensembles (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour)6
Total credits for EMC Core courses = 46
Courses in the MKP Major
Ensembles (semesters 7-8, 1 credit hour)2
MKP PI3 (Level 3)Piano Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours)4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
Complete from the following courses 8 semesters of 1 credit hour:8
Accompanying, Level I
Accompanying, Level II
Accompanying, Level III
MIP 307Skills Lab V: Classical Improvisation2
MIP 308Skills Lab VI: Composition as Applied Improvisation2
MTC 311Analysis and Experience3
MTC 31220th And 21st Century Techniques3
MTC 31318th Century Counterpoint3
MTC 416Orchestration3
MCY 342Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods3
MCY 526Keyboard Literature I3
MKP 547Keyboard Pedagogy (AWC)3
MCY XXXElective3
XXX XXXElectives6
Total credits for courses in the major = 48
Total Credit Hours121
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EMC core courses require a grade of “C” or higher.  Lessons require a grade of "B-" or higher.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI1 Piano 2
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
Spring
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI1 Piano 2
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
Year Two
Fall
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI1 Piano 2
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
MMI 250 Essential Technologies For Musicians 3
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI1 Piano 2
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours14
Year Three
Fall
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI3 Piano 2
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MKP 547 Keyboard Pedagogy 3
MIP 307 Skills Lab V: Classical Improvisation 2
MTC 313 18th Century Counterpoint 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI3 Piano 2
Junior Recital (with Lesson)  
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MIP 308 Skills Lab VI: Composition as Applied Improvisation 2
MTC 312 20th And 21st Century Techniques 3
STEM Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI3 Piano 2
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
MCY 526 Keyboard Literature I 3
MCY Elective 3
MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MTC 416 Orchestration 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MKP 6 Piano Forum 0
MKP PI3 Piano 2
Select one of the following: 1
Accompanying, Level I  
Accompanying, Level II  
Accompanying, Level III  
Senior Recital (with Lesson) AWC  
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
People & Society Cognate 3
Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours121