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Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

The Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy provides professional musical training for pianists and piano teachers. Candidates are trained in all aspects of piano performance and accompanying, as well as how to train other pianists. The degree consists of the SMS followed by eight semesters of dedicated music study and practice. It is made up of all of the Core Requirements plus the required specialization electives for each semester.

Note: The Piano Performance and Pedagogy Internship is a Faculty-mentored one-semester music school teaching responsibility. Students earn the right to this only at the discretion of the Music Education Department Faculty. The Faculty Mentor is responsible for evaluating the rehearsal, performance, leadership and growth of the student in this minimum of three-month internship.


Students must maintain a ‘C’ or higher in all subjects in Summer Music Seminar in order to qualify for entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree programs.


Core Requirements

All the Core Requirements, plus the following courses:

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Course Code Course Title Credits
MPPP 221 Piano Pedagogy I 3
MPPP 234 Piano Pedagogy II 3
MPPP 222 Piano Ensemble (4 hands) 1
MPPP 312 Group Piano Teaching 1
MPPP 333 Piano Literature 3
MPPP 331 Junior Recital 1
MPPP 341 Piano Teaching Internship 2 (1+1)
MPPP 332 Accompanying I 1
MPPP 413 Accompanying II 1
MPPP 414 Accompanying III 1
Total 17