Master of Music with a Concentration in Piano Pedagogy

Wells School of Music
Cognate Requirements
Music history (MHL) course 13
Music theory (MTC) course 23
Concentration Requirements
PIA 578Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson2
PIA 579Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson (Including Recital)2
PIA 588Advanced Lessons2
PIA 589Advanced Lessons2
PIA 580Perspectives in Pedagogy IV3
PIA 581Perspectives in Pedagogy I3
PIA 582Perspectives in Pedagogy II3
PIA 583Perspectives in Pedagogy III3
PIA 631Performance Practicum1
Concentration Electives6
Select 6 credits in concentration electives to be chosen from the following:
Baroque Keyboard Literature
Classical Piano Literature
Romantic Piano Literature
20TH Century Piano Literature
Recital Component
PIA 695Recital (Piano Pedagogy)1
Comprehensive Exit Exam
Total Minimum Credits Required34

If the student fails the Graduate Placement Test, they MUST take MHL 501 PRIOR to satisfying this requirement.


If the student fails the Graduate Placement Test, they MUST take MTC 591 PRIOR to satisfying this requirement.


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
PIA 578 Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson 2
PIA 582 Perspectives in Pedagogy II 3
PIA 623 Baroque Keyboard Literature 3
Semester Two
PIA 579 Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson (Including Recital) 2
PIA 583 Perspectives in Pedagogy III 3
PIA 631 Performance Practicum 1
MHL XXXMHL Elective 3
MTC Elective
Year Two
Semester Three
PIA 588 Advanced Lessons 2
PIA 580 Perspectives in Pedagogy IV 3
PIA 625 Romantic Piano Literature 3
Semester Four
PIA 589 Advanced Lessons 2
PIA 581 Perspectives in Pedagogy I 3
PIA 695 Recital (Piano Pedagogy) 1
MHL XXXMHL Elective 3
MTC Elective
 Total Credits34

Comprehensive exit examination is required to be completed in the final semester, no later than the end of Finals week.