The master of music in piano pedagogy prepares musicians for professional careers through advanced levels of coursework, teaching practice and assessment. In maintaining high performance standards, the program is tailored to the 21st-century professional pianist-teacher.

Practical experience is integrated with all pedagogy coursework through the Lamont Piano Preparatory Program, a piano teaching laboratory. This program provides a unique opportunity for supervised teaching experience in both group and individual lesson settings while using a comprehensive and nationally respected curriculum. Faculty feedback and video recording provide individualized mentoring for maximum professional growth.

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Audition and Portfolio Requirements

Applicants should prepare a solo recital program of at least 45 minutes of repertoire. Music should be memorized and selections should include major works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-century periods. Sight-reading will be selected at the audition. Applicants must also:

  • Submit a research paper related to music education/pedagogy (preferably related to undergraduate work)
  • Submit a 20-minute video of their teaching
  • Complete an interview with the piano pedagogy faculty

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Degree Requirements

The 55-credit master of music in piano pedagogy includes lessons, ensembles, and coursework in pedagogy, music theory, and musicology. In addition, students must complete these non-coursework requirements:

  • One full-length performance recital
  • Final teaching demonstration
  • Final oral comprehensive exam
  • Demonstration of graduate-level proficiency in musicology and music theory proficiency exams
  • Convocation attendance

Learn more about Lamont's Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy.


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