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  • OaklandUniversityProposalforMajorsinPianoPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram

    BACHELOROFMUSICINPIANOPEDAGOGY

    BACHELOROFMUSICINPIANOPERFORMANCEANDPEDAGOGY

    MusicProgramDirector:DeborahVanderLinde,AssociateProfessorofMusic

    DepartmentChair:JackieWiggins,DistinguishedProfessorofMusicEducation

    RequestedImplementationTerm:Fall2017

    CollegeGovernance

    DepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDance

    Submitted:February18,2016 Approved:April1,2016

    CASCommitteeonInstruction

    Submitted:April1,2016 RevisedSept.29,2016 Approved:Date

    Dean,CollegeofArtsandSciences

    Submitted:Date Approved:Date

    UniversityGovernance

    Senate

    Submitted:Date Approved:Date

    BoardofTrustees

    Submitted:Date Approved:Date

    PresidentsCouncil

    Submitted:Date Approved:Date

  • ProposalforaPianoPedagogyMajorandaCombinedMajorinPianoPerformanceandPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram

    Abstract

    TheDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDancehasalong-standingBachelorofMusicprogramwithmajorsinperformance(instrumental,piano,orvoice)andmusiceducation.TheDepartmentseekstoaddamajorinpianopedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersandacombinedmajorinpianoperformanceandpedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobothperformandteach.TheseprogramswouldbringtoOaklandUniversitysmusicprogrampianistswithawiderrangeofgoals,thusfosteringgrowthinthemusicprogram.

    TheDepartmentcouldoffertheproposedprogramswithlittlechange.Theprogramswouldrequireonlyfournewcourses,PianoPedagogyIIIandIV(tofollowtheexistingsequencePianoPedagogyIandII),PianoPedagogyInternship,andSeniorPedagogyProject.StudentsintheproposedprogramwouldtakecoursesthatserveallBachelorofMusicstudentsand,specifically,pianoperformancemajors.Theproposedprogramswouldnotrequireadditionalfaculty,space,orsignificantfunding,andcouldbeginuponapproval.

    TheproposedmajorswouldenableOaklandUniversitytoattractnewstudents,betterservesomeofourcurrentstudents,andbetterpositionOaklandinrelationtoourcompetitors.

  • TableofContents

    Rationale 1

    PromotingtheRoleandMissionoftheUniversity,Department,andProgram 2NeedforthePrograms 2GoalsandObjectivesofthePrograms 3

    ProgramPlans 4

    ProgramComponents 4NewCourses 5

    Accreditation 6NASMStandardsforaBachelorofMusicinPedagogyProgram 6

    BachelorofMusic(B.M.)inPianoPedagogyProgram 7NASMCurricularTablefortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 7AdmissionRequirementsfortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 9ComparisonwithOtherSimilarPrograms 9PlanofStudyfortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 10

    BachelorofMusic(B.M.)inPianoPerformanceandPedagogyProgram 12CombinedMajorinPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 12NASMCurricularTableforProposedCombinedProgram 13AdmissionRequirementsfortheProposedB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 14PlanofStudyfortheProposedB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 14

    AcademicUnit 16

    HowtheProposedProgramsServestheGoalsoftheDepartment 16StaffSupportfortheProposedPrograms 16FacultyQualifications 16Resources 16AcademicDirectionandOversight 17CatalogDescriptionforB.M.inPianoPedagogy 17CatalogDescriptionforB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 19SourceofStudentsandRecruitmentPlan 21AdvisingStudents 21RetentionPlan 21BusinessesthatWouldEmployProgramGraduate 21

  • NeedsandCostsofthePrograms 22

    NewResourcesNeededforthePrograms 225-YearBudgetandRevenuefromPrograms 22Library 22ClassroomandEquipment 225-YearProformaBudget 23

    ProgramAssessmentPlan 24

    Appendices 25

    A:AbbreviatedFacultyVitae 25TianTian,D.M.A.,AssistantProfessorofMusicPiano 25RebeccaHappel,D.M.A.,LecturerandAppliedPianoInstructor 26I-ChenYeh,D.M.A.,AppliedPianoInstructorandAccompanist 27

    B:NewCourseSyllabi 28MUS441PianoPedagogyI(slightlyreviseddescription) 28MUS442PianoPedagogyII(slightlyreviseddescription) 31MUS443PianoPedagogyIII 34MUS444PianoPedagogyIV 37MUS445PedagogyInternship 40MUA498SeniorPedagogyProject 42

    C:LibraryReport 44

  • Proposal foraPianoPedagogyMajorandaCombinedMajor inPianoPerformanceandPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram

    TheDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDancehasalong-standingBachelorofMusicprogramwithmajorsinperformance(instrumental,piano,orvoice)andmusiceducation.TheDepartmentseekstoaddamajorinpianopedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersandacombinedmajorinpianoperformanceandpedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobothperformandteach.TheseprogramswouldbringtoOaklandUniversitysmusicprogrampianistswithawiderrangeofgoals,thusfosteringgrowthinthemusicprogram.

    TheDepartmentcouldoffertheproposedprogramswithlittlechange.Theprogramswouldrequireonlyfournewcourses,PianoPedagogyIIIandIV(tofollowtheexistingsequencePianoPedagogyIandII),PianoPedagogyInternship,andSeniorPedagogyProject.StudentsintheproposedprogramwouldtakecoursesthatserveallBachelorofMusicstudentsand,specifically,pianoperformancemajors.Theproposedprogramswouldnotrequireadditionalfaculty,space,orsignificantfunding,andcouldbeginuponapproval.

    TheproposedmajorwouldenableOaklandUniversitytoattractnewstudents,betterservesomeofourcurrentstudents,andbetterpositionOaklandinrelationtoourcompetitors.

    Rationale

    Overthelastfewdecades,therehasbeenatremendousgrowthinthefieldofpianopedagogy.Toinsureconsistencyinteachingqualityandoverallstandards,collegesanduniversitieshaveexpandedfromofferingasinglepedagogycoursetoasequenceofmultiplecourses,toofferinganemphasis,to,inmorerecentyears,offeringmajorsatvariousdegreelevels.

    Sincethelate1970s,OaklandhasofferedaMasterofMusicinPianoPedagogy.Atthattime,thedepartmentchosetonotofferanundergraduatedegreeinpedagogybecauseofabeliefthatstudentsshouldstrengthentheirownperformingabilitiesduringtheirundergraduateyearsandthen,shouldtheydecidetobecomestudiopianoteachers,studypianopedagogyonthegraduatelevel.Thisisacommonbelief,sharedwithinmanymusicprogramsinthecountry.Infact,atthemoment,nouniversitiesinMichiganofferabachelorsdegreeinpianopedagogy.

    However,inreality,manypianoperformancemajorschoosenottopursuegraduateworkinperformanceand,instead,begintoteachwithouthavinghadproperguidanceorpedagogicaleducation.SomeundergraduatepianistsbegintoteachprivatelybeforeearningtheirB.M.degrees.OnereasonpianopedagogicalpracticehasbeenrelativelyinconsistentintheUnitedStatesisalackofeducationopportunitiesandfailuretorecognizethevalueofstudentslearningtoteachpianoearlierintheireducationalcareers.ByofferinganundergraduatepianopedagogyprogramatOakland,wecanprovidethislearningopportunitytostudentswhoknowbeforecomingtocollegethattheywanttochooseprivatepianoteachingasacareer.Ourultimategoalistoprovideaneducationalplatformtoenablestudentstobecomemoresuccessfulperformersandteachers.

  • 2

    PromotingtheMissionandGoalsoftheUniversity,Department,andProgram

    TheproposedprogramsfitwellwithinOaklandUniversitysmissiontoengagestudentsindistinctiveeducationalexperiencesthatconnecttotheuniqueanddiverseopportunitieswithinourregionandbeyond.Theproposedprogramsalsocontributetothedepartmentscapacitytofosterstudentsuccessbyprovidingopportunitiesforstudentswhoseinterestsandgoalsthecurrentofferingsdonotfullymeet.Inessence,studentswhocompletetheprogramwillcontributetoOaklandscapacitytoservetheneedsandaspirationsofourcommunitiesandregion;theproposedprogramswillprovidetheregionwithbettermusicinstruction,servingourcommunitysfamiliesbetterthanwedonow.

    Aspartofitsmission,theDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDanceeducatesartsprofessionals,providessupportforprofessionalartistsandartseducators,andprovidesleadershipinthearts.InitsrolewithintheDepartment,theMusicProgramofferspre-professionalandprofessionaleducationandsupportforperformers,musicteachers,andstudioteachers.TheMusicProgramalsosponsorsandfostersmusicalengagementexperiencesforthecommunityandregion.

    Theproposedprogramsfitsolidlywithinthemissionsoftheuniversity,department,andmusicprogram.

    NeedforthePrograms

    PianistswhohopetopursueaprofessionalperformancecareerneedtobestudyingataleadingconservatoryandnotatauniversitylikeOakland.Oaklandspianoprogramservesmanyfine,accomplishedpianists,buttheyaremostoftenstudentswhoarenotplanningtopursueaperformancecareer.Manyofourpianomajorsaredoublemajors:oftenPresidentialScholarsorHonorsCollegestudentswhoarepursuingdegreesinprogramslikebio-chemistryormathematics,whilealsocompletingtheBachelorofMusicinPianoPerformancedegreeprogram.TheseareexcitingstudentswhobringagreatdealtothedepartmentandtoOaklandUniversityingeneral.ManyofthesestudentschooseOaklandasaplacetostudypianoandtheirsecondfieldbecauseOaklandsopen-mindedapproachmakesthispossible.SchoolslikeUniversityofMichiganandMichiganStategenerallydonotpermitstudentstopursuetwosuchcomprehensivemajorssimultaneously.Thatwesupportandenablethisworkattractsthesestrongstudentstoourprogram.Mostofthesestudentsplantopursueacareerintheirnon-musicmajor,butmusicandpianohavebeensuchalargepartoftheirlivespriortocomingtoOaklandthattheycannotimaginelivingwithoutthem,andthereforechoosetopursuebothmajors.

    Manyofourotherpianoperformancemajorsplantopursueacareerasapianoteacher,buildingandmaintainingaprivatepianostudio,teachingandenrichingthelivesofothersintheircommunity.Whilethecurrentpianoprogramservesthefirstgroup(studentswhocometoOaklandintentionallytopursueadoublemajor),wearenotdoingasmuchaswemightinservingpianistswhoaspiretobecomeprofessionalpianoteachers.Theproposedprogramswouldenableustofillthisgap.

    Preparingartseducatorsisastrongfocusinourdepartmentsprogramsandaddingthisadditionalopportunityforstudentstolearntoteachpianofitswellwithinwhatisalreadyhappeninginthedepartment.(Forthesamereason,wearealsointheprocessofdevelopingBAandBFAdegreeprogramsinDanceEducation.)

  • 3

    GoalsandObjectivesofthePrograms

    Theoverridinggoaloftheproposedprogramsistoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersorlocalperformersandstudioteachers.

    GoalsoftheMusicProgram

    Musicstudentswilldevelop:

    Goal1.

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