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The Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy

Program:

The Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy is for students who wish to specialize in group and/or private keyboard teaching. The program can be completed in two semesters of residency. This program is for the student who already has a degree in music or who wishes to take the program in conjunction with the BA or MA in Music. Candidates with prior private or institutional training and/or teaching experience may apply up to 9 units of transfer credit in lieu of required or elective courses.

Students receive both theoretical and practical training in the art of teaching, including ongoing participation through observation, assisting, and teaching in group and studio keyboard settings.

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must pass the entrance examinations for music theory and music history and pass a keyboard audition for studio instruction at the upper-division level before they can be officially admitted into the program. Applicants who do not meet these entrance requirements may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis at the discretion of the keyboard faculty. As provisional students, they may enroll in required courses for the certificate program with the understanding that they must meet the minimum entrance standards before a certificate can be awarded. This may be accomplished by taking appropriate courses or working independently or with a tutor. Applicants who have earned degrees outside of music and have sufficient prior musical training may be accepted provisionally into the program provided that they meet all the entrance requirements.

Music Majors/Minors:

Students enrolled in music degree programs may concurrently be accepted into the Keyboard Pedagogy Certification Program. Courses common to both the music degree and the certificate program may count for both programs. See the degree option advisor prior to enrolling in the pedagogy program.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

5 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 or faculty permission.
Recommended for all credential candidates in music and liberal studies majors. Theory and practice of music education including philosophy, history, music development, learning theories, curriculum and planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and current trends. Portfolio development and directed observation. 3 hours discussion. (006155)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006248)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006249)
Group instruction in the pedagogy of keyboard instruments with a focus on the appropriate use in the classroom. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity. (006163)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Individual pedagogy project assigned in consultation with a faculty advisor. Projects may be a research paper or a practicum with documentation, e.g. a video-tape and journal. MUSC 377 or MUSC 416 is required for the Option in Keyboard Performance. Not available for graduate students. 6 hours supervision. ABC/no credit grading. (006234)

2 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005987)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005995)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005992)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005988)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005989)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005991)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005990)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)
Individual instrumental or vocal instruction; historical, analytical, and practical study of standard literature of all periods in major performance area; preparation for public recitals. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006323)

2 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (015562)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An elective course for upper-division and graduate students offering continued development of keyboard skills. The course allows students to continue to develop necessary skills to become more proficient as performers, accompanists, teachers, and church musicians. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006239)
Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems (e.g. acoustics and appropriate performance practices) are also considered. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006325)

Students must be admitted to the master's degree program to take MUSC 617.

8 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the advisor for the Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MUSC 266 or faculty permission.
Performance of piano literature from all periods. Elements of harmony and analysis. May be taken four semesters. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006117)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006248)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006249)
Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.
Study of skills, basic repertoire and bibliography related to the craft of accompanying. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006031)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)
See above. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)
Corequisites: MUSC 462 or faculty permission.
Preparation and performance of a recital program. The public performance is evaluated by a faculty committee. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006103)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the keyboard. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006276)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Study of vocal literature (art songs and arias) through weekly master classes. For singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studied each semester will vary. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006252)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Focus on large ensemble and recital accompanying skills: vocal diction for pianists, balance techniques, clef-reading, score-reading, following conductors, assisting ensemble rehearsals. This course prepares students for accompanying in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, North State Symphony, vocal program recitals, Opera Workshop, A Cappela Choir, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, music theatre productions. 3 hours supervision. (006253)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006180)

MUSC 489 should be taken for 2 units.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Individual instrumental or vocal instruction; historical, analytical, and practical study of standard literature of all periods in major performance area; preparation for public recitals. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006323)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006352)

MUSC 697 should be taken for 2 units; students must be admitted to the master's degree program to take MUSC 697.

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