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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Piano Pedagogy Certificate

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Program: Certificate in Piano Pedagogy
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center (RC) 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~

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
    • improvise
    • 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.

Program Requirements

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:

  • Credits in applied music Credits: 8

  • Credits in ensemble course(s) Credits: 2

Total Credits: 30

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