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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Beginning Piano Pedagogy
Major: 5743
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 15
CIPS Code: 50.0912
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, SC
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Beginning Piano Pedagogy program is for pianists who want to teach beginning piano students. Classes offered include learning various methods, techniques, repertoire, skills, style and musicianship necessary to teach piano effectively.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Program Prerequisites
Acceptance into the program and permission of Program Director is required.
Required Courses
 Credits: 15
+MTC105Music Theory I3
+MTC106Aural Perception I1
 MUP102ADPrivate Instruction: Piano2
+MUP123AAStudio Class/Piano (.5)1
 (Two (2) semesters of course is required)
+MUP140Elementary Piano Pedagogy2
+MUP152ADPrivate Instruction: Piano2
 MUP181Chamber Music Ensembles (1)2
 (Two (2) semesters of course is required)
+MUP240Piano Literature2

Program Competencies
1. Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC105)
2.Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music. (MTC106)
3.Analyze, develop and demonstrate techniques for first semester level private piano instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature and performance. (MUP102AD)
4.Analyze, practice and perform solo and ensemble piano pieces to enhance performance skills and techniques. (MUP123AA)
5.Analyze, compare, and evaluate beginning piano teaching techniques, methods, and repertoire. (MUP140)
6.Analyze, develop and demonstrate techniques for second semester level private piano instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature and performance. (MUP152AD)
7.Analyze, practice, develop and perform sight-reading skills, ensemble playing and accompanying. (MUP181)
8.Identify the important piano composers and their works and compare characteristics of the different musical eras in relation to piano repertoire studied in class. (MUP240)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.