Program Overview

The master of music in piano performance and pedagogy (M.M.) prepares students to be proficient performers and scholarly musicians who are ready to pursue professional careers as teachers of piano. Emphasis is placed on cultivating musical artistry and pedagogical professionalism, together with developing students’ research skills. The degree requires two recitals and an oral comprehensive examination.

Audition Expectations

  • Solo piano performance (memorized) of at least 20 minutes duration. Include literature of at least two contrasting styles.
  • Technique (all major/minor scales and arpeggios at metronome marking quarter note=120 with four notes per click).
  • Sight reading as provided at the audition.

Course of Study

Graduate Manual