University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Music BFA - Piano Pedagogy


Current Faculty
BFA Curriculum


Piano

The Piano Pedagogy degree program is one of the few such undergratuate programs offered nationwide. It prepares students for careers as certified professional studio teachers and instructors in a wide variety of academic and community venues. A key component of the program is intensive training to teach students of all ages and abilities in individual and group lessons, music classrooms, and piano labs. The piano pedagogy curriculum explores methods, technology, educational psychology and the business of music, offering students the most well-rounded and relevant skill sets to inform their future careers. Pedagogy students have opportunities to observe professional teachers in their studios and classrooms, and to teach elementary and intermediate piano students with pedagogy faculty guidance.

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Current Faculty


Prof. Elena Abend
Prof. Margaret Otwell
Prof. Jeffry Peterson

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BFA Curriculum


Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Performance Org

Choral Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 125

Keyboard Harmony I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Music General Electives


2

Core Curriculum


9

Total


16

Freshman Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Performance Org

Choral Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 126

Keyboard Harmony II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

2

Music 107

Convocation

0

Music General Electives


2

Core Curriculum


9

Total


17

Sophomore Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

2

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 227

Keyboard Harmony III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Music or General Electives


2

Foreign Language

3 cr/sem

3

Core Curriculum

 

3

Total


17

Sophomore Year - Semester I I

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General Hisotry of Western Music II

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Music or General Electives


2

Foreign Language

(3 cr/sem)

3

Core Curriculum


3

Total


16

Junior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 332

Piano Pedagogy I

3

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Music 307

General History of Western Music

3

Core Curriculum


3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Mus Ed 460

Teaching Elementary General Music

3

Total


16

Junior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano)

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 333

Piano Pedagogy II

3

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum


4

Music or General Electives


3

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 275

Keyboard Repertoire I

2

Music 434

Piano Pedagogy III

3

Music History Elective - Choose one history elective

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in History and Literature


Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era


Music 312

Music of the Classic Era


Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era


Music 314

Music of the 20th Century


Music Theory Elective - choose one music theory elective

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music


Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I


Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II


Music 323

Instrumentation


Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music


Core Curriculum


4

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 201

Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

Music 435

Piano Pedagogy IV

3

Music 276

Keyboard Repertoire II

2

MusPerf 501

Piano Master Class

0

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

Music or General Electives


1

Core Curriculum


4

Total


14


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