May 25, 2019
Program: Certificate in Piano Pedagogy
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rhinehart Music Center (RC) 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa/music
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- Performance. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform competently in public on a principal instrument or voice as a soloist and as a member of a major ensemble.
- Music Theory. Students will demonstrate:
- knowledge of musical form, structures, concepts, and terms
- skill and fluency in application through analysis
- ability to compose within basic musical structures
- perspective regarding historical styles and structures
- ability to relate the cognitive to aural perception and to aesthetic response
- Aural Perception. Students will demonstrate the ability to:
- read and sing melodic lines with accurate intonation
- read and perform complex rhythms accurately
- recognize and notate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns and progressions
- Keyboard. All music majors will be able to use the keyboard as a basic tool and will demonstrate the ability to:
- perform appropriate technical skills such as scales, arpeggios, etc.
- play chord progression from Roman numerals
- play “by ear” and from lead sheets
- harmonize melodic lines
- perform repertoire at the intermediate level
- transpose simple pieces and lead sheets
- sight read at the late elementary level
- play from 4-part open score.
- Technology. Students will demonstrate a basic overview of how technology serves the field of music as a whole including the following:
- knowledge of computer hardware
- ability to use notational software
- ability to use the Internet as a resource for research.
If you intend to be a professional piano studio teacher, you may earn the certificate in piano pedagogy by satisfying the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (see Part 4 ), completing the following courses, and earning a grade of C or better in each: