Master of Music (MM) in Piano Performance & Pedagogy


The Master of Music (MM) degree in Piano Performance & Pedagogy requires a minimum of 32 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your master's committee.

Contacts:

A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes. To track progress, please download the degree progress check-sheet (.pdf).

Master of Music (MM): Piano Performance Program Guide

Prerequisites

Must be cleared in accordance with school and area policies

Music History

CheckCourse
 Medieval : Exam / MUSC 474
 Renaissance : Exam / MUSC 475
 Baroque : Exam / MUSC 476
 Classical : Exam / MUSC 477
 Romantic : Exam / MUSC 478
 20th Century : Exam / MUSC 479

Music Theory

CheckCourse
 Harmony : Exam / MTHC 400
 Aural Skills : Exam / MTHC 402
 Form : Exam / MTHC 404
 20th Century : Exam / MTHC 406
 18th Century Counterpoint / MTHC 771

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

University-Level Exams

Exam Authorization forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the exam date

ExamDateResult
Final Oral Exam  

Advanced Applied Music (12 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
 PIAN 811   
 PIAN 811   
 PIAN 811   
 PIAN 811   

Musicology and Theory (6 hours)

At least 1 course in each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  

Advanced Piano Pedagogy (9 hours)

PIAN 643, 644, or 647

CourseHrsTermGrade
PIAN 640   
PIAN 464   
    

Master's Recital Performance (min. 1 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
PIAN 8991  
    

Master's Project Pedagogy (1 hour)

CourseHrsTermGrade
PIAN 9401  

Graduation Requirements

CompletedCourse Requirements
 32 Total Graduate Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative Graduate GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay
 Complete Exam Authorization Form (.pdf) (at least two weeks prior to exam date)
 Verify all recital programs are on file at musicgrad@ku.edu

Graduate Advisory Committee

Minimum of 3 faculty members for master's committee

Committee MemberPosition
 Chair 
 Piano
 MUSC / MTHC
 Optional