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Piano Pedagogy and Accompanying, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Most pianists teach lessons at some point in their career. The courses in the degree program develop the skills necessary for launching a successful private studio or in preparing for graduate studies in either pedagogy or accompanying, as well as in developing the essential skills necessary for a career in collaborative performance.

The Piano Pedagogy and Accompanying degree is a course of study that prepares students to teach all ages and skill levels. In this degree program, students gain practical experience by teaching weekly lessons and staging a recital each spring, and performance experience is obtained through accompanying other music majors on various convocations and recitals.

The goal of the degree program is for all students to gain real-life experience in teaching and performing, both voluntary and for pay, by the time they graduate. Many of the students in the program have established private piano studios and have been hired for area accompanying jobs even before they graduate. Students and graduates alike are highly sought-after accompanists for churches, choirs and other organizations in the Louisville and surrounding areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Piano Literature 
  • Collaborative Performance and Accompanying
  • Piano Pedagogy 
  • Advanced Elementary Music Methods
  • Middle School Music Methods
  • High School Music Methods
  • Vocal Literature
  • Foreign Language Vocal Diction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed application 
  • A $25 application fee (must be U.S. currency)
  • Certified copies of official school records
  • U.S. law requires proof of the student’s ability to fund the cost of attendance for one academic year. 
  • One letter of recommendation from a former professor or employer attesting to the candidate's educational potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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