Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Master of Music Curriculum Outline

Piano Pedagogy Major

(revised February 2006)

Thesis Option

Admission requirements are available on the Policies and Procedures page.

Degree Requirements:
The degree requires the completion of 30 semester hours, including a thesis. An oral thesis defense is required. After the successful defense has been completed, permanently-bound copie of the thesis must be placed in the university library and the School of Music office before the degree will be conferred.

A separate final comprehensive oral examination covering the entire program of study is also required after the successful thesis defense.

The Graduate Music Diagnostic Exams in music theory and music history are required for placement purposes. These exams are administered immediately prior to the start of classes each semester. Student performance on these exams may indicate a need for review coursework in these areas in addition to the distribution requirements listed below.

At least 50% of the curriculum must be courses numbered at the 500-level or higher.

AM 612 Piano major (4)
AM 709 or ME 521 Recital (0) or Workshop in Piano Pedagogy (2)
Ensemble (1)
ME 416 Piano Teaching Internship (1, 1)
ME 417 Piano Pedagogy: Organization & Materials (3)
ME 418 Piano Pedagogy: Technique (3)
ME 759 Thesis (3)
ME 799 Final Oral Examination (0)
MH 520 Research in Music (3)
Music History Electives (6), including MH 415 or 416 (Piano Literature I or II)
Music Theory Electives (3)
General Music Electives (0-2), selected from piano pedagogy and/or piano literature

Note: Independent studies may only be used to fulfill "General Music Elective" credit requirements and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Music Studies.