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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 adviser 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:

MUS    151    Foundations of Music Education    3.0    F1

Prerequisites: MUS 001A or faculty permission.

MUS    154A    School Instrmntl Tech: Woodwinds    1.0    F1

MUS    211    Keyboard Pedagogy Project    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    226A    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    FA

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    226B    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

2 units selected from:

MUS    011    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    111    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    311A    Studio Instruction    1.0    FS

2 units selected from:

MUS    121    Studio Class    1.0    FS

This course is the same as MUS 021 which may be substituted.

MUS    215    Adv Functional Keyboard Studies    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    321    Repertory Seminar    1.0    FS

Students must be admitted to the master’s degree program to take MUS 321.

8 units selected from:

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

MUS    028    Introduction to Accompanying    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

This course is the same as MUS 228 and MUS 328 which may be substituted.

MUS    111    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    111J    Studio Instruction: Harpsichord    1.0    FS

MUS    111G    Studio Instruction: Organ    1.0    FS

MUS    112A    Recital    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 011, MUS 111, or MUS 202D; faculty permission.

MUS    118    Advanced Piano    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 017 or faculty permission.

MUS    226A    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    FA

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    226B    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    228B    Instrumntl Accompany Repertoire    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    285B    Sem in Mus Hist & Lit: Keyboard    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    289    Direct Field Projects in Music    1.0-5.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS 289 should be taken for 2 units.

MUS    311A    Studio Instruction    1.0    FS

MUS    398    Independent Study    1.0-4.0    FS

MUS 398 should be taken for 2 units; students must be admitted to the master’s degree program to take MUS 398.