Program Overview

Piano Pedagogy Program at the University of Oklahoma School of Music

Home of one of the largest and most active piano pedagogy programs in the country, the University of Oklahoma offers comprehensive degree programs in Piano Pedagogy including the BM in Piano Pedagogy, MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, MME with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and PhD with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. The graduate programs are designed to provide core coursework in graduate level piano pedagogy and to maintain flexibility in the elective coursework to meet the needs of a diverse population of students. The undergraduate degree in piano pedagogy maintains a strong performance curriculum as well as six semesters of work in piano pedagogy.

Many of the School of Music's graduate students are in one of the four piano pedagogy degree programs. The overall graduate environment is enhanced by strong programs in various areas within the School, providing a diverse and broad musical experience. Graduates of OU's pedagogy programs currently hold teaching positions at Southern Methodist University, Louisiana State University, University of Cincinnati- Conservatory of Music, University of Arizona, University of Montana, Central Michigan University, University of South Carolina, SUNY-Potsdam and many others. In addition, graduates of University of Oklahoma piano pedagogy programs serve as independent teachers in numerous cities and communities around the country.

The OU piano pedagogy programs are designed to prepare students for careers as:

The University of Oklahoma School of Music

The School is a comprehensive, professional school of music, preparing graduates for leadership in their fields. The School offers instruction in all orchestral and band instruments, voice, piano, piano pedagogy, music education, history, theory, and composition. The School of Music is the largest single faculty unit on campus and produces more than 250 recitals, concerts, and other presentations each year for the campus, local community, state, and nation. The academic faculty sit on regional and national boards, are invited clinicians, present at national and international conventions, conduct research, and publish regularly in peer reviewed journals in their field. Performance faculty are in demand as clinicians and visiting artists, and several performance and academic faculty are active in the production of audio and video recordings. Students and faculty readily serve the university, community and the area through performances and outreach activity. The School of Music has approximately 65 faculty who teach approximately 450 music majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The School of Music's dedicated piano faculty is committed to preparing the finest teachers and performers and is proud of its mutually supportive piano performance and pedagogy faculty. The faculty strive to help students and work with a strong commitment toward student success. Faculty in the piano area respect one another, and the respect is reflected in the students' attitudes, level of professionalism and working environment. Weekly departmental piano recitals and individual faculty studio classes provide abundant performance opportunities for students in the programs.

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