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Music Major with Piano Pedagogy Concentration, B.A.

The piano pedagogy concentration is designed for students with strong piano skills who are more interested in becoming a private teacher than in being a performer. The concentration requires a minimum of 38 credits in music, 15 credits of which must at the 300 level or above. Students must be approved by the department before declaring this major; this would normally be done at the applied music exam preceding the semester of declaration. Transfer students are required to complete at least 13 credit hours of their major at Hood, including 6 credits of applied music, the junior recital, the independent study in piano pedagogy and the senior project in piano pedagogy.

Requirements for the Major
  • MUSC 100 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUSC 101 Theory I
  • MUSC 102 Theory II
  • MUSC 201 Theory III
  • MUSC 202 Theory IV
  • MUSC 300 Monuments of Western Music*
  • MUSC 304 Music History and Literature II
  • MUSC 305 Music History and Literature III
  • MUSE 261 Piano Ensemble I
  • MUSE 262 Piano Ensemble II
  • MUSC 375 Independent Study in methods and materials of piano pedagogy
  • MUSC 471 Senior Project: Piano Pedagogy
  • MUSC 474 Junior Recital
  • 8 credits of applied piano (6 credits must be at the 200 level or above)
  • 1 credit of applied harpsichord

*Specific course must contain piano emphasis and be approved by the music department.