MM in Piano Performance with a Concentration in Solo Piano and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

MM in Piano Performance with a Concentration in Solo Piano and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Designed for high-caliber performers seeking careers in academia as well as the concert hall, this dual degree offers you the opportunity to earn a master of music in Piano Performance (with a concentration in Solo Piano) and an advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. The master's portion of the curriculum focuses on performance opportunities, private lessons, chamber music, and advanced courses in the piano performance practices of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The advanced certificate is comprised of pedagogy-centered courses and supplemented by lessons that explore the traditions and lineages that dominate the art of piano teaching and performance in America. This unique program will allow you to work with an artist faculty mentor while benefiting from the expertise of all members of our artist faculty.

You can also pursue the advanced certificate as a standalone option.

What You'll Learn
  • Performance practices involving a repertoire spanning three centuries
  • Pedagogical traditions that shape our profession
  • Educational perspectives on the art of performance

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree. 

How You'll Learn

Public recitals, seminars taught by artist faculty, private lessons and chamber music coachings, and a vast array of courses in music education, piano performance, and music history, theory, and composition.

Degree Details

Degree:

Master of Music in Piano Performance with a Concentration in Solo Piano and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Format:

Full-time or part-time

Credits:

45

Start Date:

Fall semester

Application Deadline:

January 6

Contact Us

Marilyn Nonken
Program Director