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Certificates

Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

The Certificate in Piano Pedagogy is a one-year program designed for independent piano teachers who already possess a bachelor’s degree in music but don’t have the time (or resources) to pursue a graduate degree.

This certificate program provides them with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and add to their teaching credentials.

Classes in the certificate program count towards a MM in Piano Pedagogy, allowing the student to return for an additional year to complete the master’s degree.

Students must earn a C or better in each class.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in music.
  3. Two letters of recommendations from those who can attest to the application’s potential for successful graduate study.
  4. Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant has earned a degree, confirming a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. A recent recital tape or an audition tape demonstration performance skill equivalent to the level of a junior performance major.
  6. International Students:
    a. Submit transcripts to World Education Services for evaluation and translation.
    b. Take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (79 internet-based). If the student does not meet the English requirement, they are required to complete the University’s ESL program before coursework can begin.
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