Master of Music Performance-Pedagogy Emphasis

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Refine musicianship and performance skills on primary instrument to inform teaching practices
  • Articulate the ways in which existing content knowledge about performance skills can be conveyed in a variety of instructional settings
  • Structure successful learning experiences that positively change student thinking and behavior
  • Interpret current pedagogical research findings and synthesize research-based best practices to refine their teaching in both private and group music lessons
  • To demonstrate an understanding of (and be able to communicate about) the historical and analytical components of music
  • Understand basic financial principles of operating a successful private music teaching studio
Required Courses
CONSVTY 5500-5600 Music History3
CONSVTY 5500-5600 Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
or CONSVTY 5593N Introduction to Research and Bibliography in Music
Take the following course 3 times:6
CONSVTY 5597Master's Recital4
Pedagogy Core
CONSVTY 5445Teaching and Learning in Music2
CONSVTY 5591EGroup Piano Pedagogy3
CONSVTY 5446Systems and Strategies for Music Teaching3
Area of Concentration (see below)8
Total credits:35
Choose 2 of the following:6
Graduate Piano Pedagogy I
Graduate Piano Pedagogy II
Advanced Piano Pedagogy
Choose 2 of the following:2
Advanced Accompanying for Pianists
Principles of Chamber Music
Take the following course 4 times:4
CONSVTY xxxx Ensembles
Take the following course 3 times:3
Principles of Chamber Music
Take the following course 1 time:1
Pedagogy of Instrumental Music
CONSVTY 5591HAdvanced Pedagogy I - Voice2
CONSVTY 5592HAdvanced Pedagogy II - Voice2
Choose 2 of the following:4
Advanced Vocal Literature: French Melodies
Advanced Vocal Literature: German Lieder
Advanced Vocal Literature: 20Th Century Amer & Engl Art Songs
Advanced Vocal Diction (**May be recommended after taking Foreign Language Diction Diagnostic)