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 571Piano Pedagogy I: Teaching Beginners3
MUE 572Piano Pedagogy II: Teaching Groups2
MUE 573Piano Pedagogy III: Teaching Intermediate Levels2
MUE 606Field Studies: [Topic] (three terms)3
MUE 639Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic]3
MUS 611Research Methods in Music3
MUS 650–652Piano Literature9
Applied Piano Study12-24
6 terms of MUP 650 or MUP 665 for a total of 12-24 credits
Two 500-level or above courses in music history/ethnomusicology, Literature, or theory6
Appropriate ensemble (3 terms) 13-6
MUE 601Research: [Topic] (Final Project)3
Recital 2
Final Oral Examination 3
Total Credits49-64

Music History/Ethnomusicology, Literature, or Theory Courses

MUS 528Cultures of Musical Celebrity3
MUS 551Introduction to Ethnomusicology4
MUS 552Musical Instruments of the World4
MUS 562Popular Musics in the African Diaspora4
MUS 575History of Opera4
MUS 587Music and Emotion4
MUS 614Introduction to Musicology4
MUS 643Notation of Medieval and Renaissance Music3
MUS 660Music in the Middle Ages3
MUS 661Music in the Renaissance3
MUS 662Music in the Baroque Era3
MUS 663Music in the Classical Period3
MUS 664Music in the Romantic Era3
MUS 665Music in the 20th Century3
MUS 670Graduate Seminar in Musicology: [Topic]4
MUS 671Seminar in Ethnomusicology: [Topic]4
MUS 680Historical Performance Practices I3
MUS 681Historical Performance Practices II3
MUS 682Historical Performance Practices III3
MUS 683Rhetoric and Music4
MUS 684Musical Iconography4
MUS 516Post-Tonal Theory I3
MUS 517Post-Tonal Theory II3
MUS 530Tonal Analysis: Linear Prolongational Analysis3
MUS 531Tonal Analysis: Form in Tonal Music3
MUS 532Tonal Analysis: Analysis of Popular Music3
MUS 533Counterpoint4
MUS 534Counterpoint4
MUS 535Counterpoint4
MUS 615Current Trends in Music Theory3
MUS 629Repertoire and Analysis3
MUS 630History of Theory I3
MUS 631History of Theory II3
MUS 632History of Theory III3
MUS 634Advanced Post-Tonal Theory3