Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

The Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by the area coordinator in Piano Performance. A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes.

*International Graduate Students - F-1 international graduate students must maintain enrollment of 9 credit hours per semester until their final semester of enrollment. Elective courses in the School of Music or courses in the AEC may be taken to reach this enrollment.  Students enrolling in a combination of AEC and music courses will be issued a “pathway” I-20 instead of a Certificate I-20.

Faculty Contact & Area Coordinator: Scott McBride Smith, 

Graduate Student Academic Services: or 785-864-1952

 Pre-screening videos are not required for applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy program. Final audition videos are due by February 11, 2023.

Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Program Guide

Pedagogy Courses (9 hours)

Select one literature course from the following: PIAN 743, 744, 747, or 748 (3 hrs)

PIAN 8403  
PIAN 8463  
PIAN __________3  

Applied Studio Instruction (3 hours)

PIAN 711     3  

Graduation Requirements

 12 Total Graduate Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative Graduate GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay

Your Graduate Music Certificate Journey Starts Here

New students complete a full application for admission and current graduate students should complete the short form linked below. Please contact the Graduate Student Services Coordinator if you have any questions.