2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Certificates > Piano Pedagogy Certificate
Coordinator: Wayne Wold
Students who possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in fields other than music and have demonstrable ability in piano may earn a professional certificate in piano pedagogy. Enrollment, as an upper division certificate student, begins with an interview with the department chair, followed by a departmental audition. If accepted into the program, students will enroll and complete the requirements within three years. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in all courses. Up to two credits of applied music may be exempted, based on the audition, as well as MUSC 101 Beginning Music Theory and Musicianship, if taken at the collegiate level. If MUSC 103 Introduction to Music has been earned elsewhere, a higher level music history course must be taken. The Hood transcript will show only those courses earned at Hood and that the requirements of the certificate have been met. Students who are concurrently pursuing the certificate in piano performance would need to take one semester of harpsichord and MUSC 375 Independent Study in Piano Pedagogy in order to earn the second certificate in piano pedagogy.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (any major other than music) and a successful departmental audition.
1.0 - 3.0
Students must earn a “B” or higher in every course in order to receive the certificate.
Students in music certificate programs take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.
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