The class piano program offers 12-15 sections of six levels of piano during the Fall
and Spring semesters. MUAP 1100 is designed for non-music majors with no previous
piano experience. MUAP 1105 is a beginning piano class for music majors and is required
on all degree plans. Students enrolling in 1105 must have completed, or are concurrently
enrolled in, Theory I. 1106, 2107, and 2108 lead progressively to the completion of
the class piano requirements, depending on degree and concentration (see below). Functional
Keyboard Skills (MUSE 3101) is a required course for keyboard majors and is offered
every odd-numbered year in the Spring semester.
Students with previous piano experience take a piano placement with the coordinator
of class piano before enrolling in the School of Music. This placement determines
the appropriate piano class and/or exempts students from courses they do not need.
- 1105 – Music Industry (and 1116, Jazz Class Piano)
- 1105, 1106 – Jazz Performance/Composition/Arranging (and 1116, Jazz Class Piano)
- 1105, 1106, 2107 – Music Education (Instrumental)
- 1105, 1106, 2107, 2108 – Music Education (Choral), all Performance degrees, Composition
For more information on Class Piano, contact Area Coordinator, Kevin Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.