Students majoring in Piano Pedagogy and Performance receive private lessons, study major teaching methodologies, and undertake observation and practice teaching. The program includes a two-semester teaching internship and culminates in a full recital or else in a combination lecture/performance recital. Semester juries are required. A weekly Pedagogy Lab is required for two semesters, but recommended for all four semesters.

Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance (38 semester hours)

Major Area


PI611 Piano Pedagogy Lab *1 0
PI622 Evaluation of Piano Teaching Literature 3
PI633 Piano Literature Seminar 3
PI641 Piano Primary (4 terms) 8 (2 per term)

Piano Pedagogy


Piano Pedagogy Internship I/II 3-3

6 (2 per term)
ME723 Psychology for Music Teachers 3
Core 11
MH731 Introduction to Musicology 3

Symphonic Choir (2 terms)

2 (1 per term)
  Theory or Music History elective (1 course) 3 3
  Core elective *1 3
Electives 1

Free electives



  1. Two semesters of satisfactory participation in Piano Pedagogy Lab are required.
  2. The core elective must be a single, 3-credit graduate-level course outside the student’s major area, area of emphasis, and/or area of applied study.
  3. Upon approval from the department, students are required to present a public recital.