Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy & Performance
The application deadline for most 2023-24 programs was December 1. See the Graduate Admissions page for specific degree application deadlines.
Designed for students seeking thorough preparation for careers as teachers, as well as emphasizing excellence in performance skill. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in piano and demonstrate advanced proficiency in pianistic skill and artistry, as well as aptitude for teaching.
The Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance requires a minimum of 31 credits. Coursework includes one-on-one Performance Study and courses in Piano Pedagogy; courses in Music Theory, Piano Literature and Musicology; other music electives.
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
Amy I-Lin Cheng
Aya Higuchi Hagelthorn
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests, including specific opportunities for percussion, piano, and organ & carillon. For students in theatre & drama, musical theatre, dance, and opera, opportunities abound in both professionally produced and student-run presentations.