Music: Piano Pedagogy (MMus)
In addition to the University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies' requirements for master’s degrees, the School of Music and Dance has the following requirements. For additional information, contact the music graduate office or consult the Info for Grad Students webpage.
A minimum of 9 credits must be taken in 600- or 700-level courses and at least one-half of the required credits must be in courses intended for graduate students only. Degree candidates must complete a terminal project (e.g., recital, thesis, project), all of which must be archived in one of the following locations: Music Services in Knight Library, Scholars’ Bank, ProQuest, or Cykler Music Education Library.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Students demonstrate advanced competencies in piano pedagogy and its repertory. Studies in these areas comprise as much as two-thirds or at least one-third of the curriculum.
- Students gain knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as theory, history, musicology, ethnomusicology, and performance. Such supportive studies in music that broaden and deepen musical competence comprise at least one-third of the curriculum.
- As a culminating demonstration of professional capability in the major field, the student must present a final project, research paper, and/or recital.
Master of Music in Music: Piano Pedagogy Requirements
|MUE 571||Piano Pedagogy I: Teaching Beginners||3|
|MUE 572||Piano Pedagogy II: Teaching Groups||2|
|MUE 573||Piano Pedagogy III: Teaching Intermediate Levels||2|
|MUE 606||Field Studies: [Topic] (three terms)||3|
|MUE 639||Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic]||3|
|MUS 611||Research Methods in Music||3|
|MUS 650–652||Piano Literature||9|
|Applied Piano Study||12-24|
|Two 500-level or above courses in music history/ethnomusicology, Literature, or theory||6|
|Appropriate ensemble (3 terms) 1||3-6|
|MUE 601||Research: [Topic] (Final Project)||3|
|Final Oral Examination 3|
At least 3 terms to be chosen from MUS 694, MUS 521-523, or participation in a large conducted ensemble as a principal keyboardist or accompanist.
Recital of at least 30-minutes of music performance. If pursuing a concurrent piano performance degree, a lecture demonstration or lecture recital may serve in lieu of the recital.
Oral examination reviewing the project and degree coursework.
Music History/Ethnomusicology, Literature, or Theory Courses
|MUS 528||Cultures of Musical Celebrity||3|
|MUS 551||Introduction to Ethnomusicology||4|
|MUS 552||Musical Instruments of the World||4|
|MUS 562||Popular Musics in the African Diaspora||4|
|MUS 575||History of Opera||4|
|MUS 587||Music and Emotion||4|
|MUS 614||Introduction to Musicology||4|
|MUS 643||Notation of Medieval and Renaissance Music||3|
|MUS 660||Music in the Middle Ages||3|
|MUS 661||Music in the Renaissance||3|
|MUS 662||Music in the Baroque Era||3|
|MUS 663||Music in the Classical Period||3|
|MUS 664||Music in the Romantic Era||3|
|MUS 665||Music in the 20th Century||3|
|MUS 670||Graduate Seminar in Musicology: [Topic]||4|
|MUS 671||Seminar in Ethnomusicology: [Topic]||4|
|MUS 680||Historical Performance Practices I||3|
|MUS 681||Historical Performance Practices II||3|
|MUS 682||Historical Performance Practices III||3|
|MUS 683||Rhetoric and Music||4|
|MUS 684||Musical Iconography||4|
|MUS 516||Post-Tonal Theory I||3|
|MUS 517||Post-Tonal Theory II||3|
|MUS 530||Tonal Analysis: Linear Prolongational Analysis||3|
|MUS 531||Tonal Analysis: Form in Tonal Music||3|
|MUS 532||Tonal Analysis: Analysis of Popular Music||3|
|MUS 615||Current Trends in Music Theory||3|
|MUS 629||Repertoire and Analysis||3|
|MUS 630||History of Theory I||3|
|MUS 631||History of Theory II||3|
|MUS 632||History of Theory III||3|
|MUS 634||Advanced Post-Tonal Theory||3|