Proposed BM in Piano Pedagogy.10.14.16 - Oakland for a Piano Pedagogy Major and a Combined Major in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in the Bachelor of Music Degree Program Abstract The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance has a long-standing Bachelor of Music program with

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<ul><li><p>OaklandUniversityProposalforMajorsinPianoPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram</p><p>BACHELOROFMUSICINPIANOPEDAGOGY</p><p>BACHELOROFMUSICINPIANOPERFORMANCEANDPEDAGOGY</p><p>MusicProgramDirector:DeborahVanderLinde,AssociateProfessorofMusic</p><p>DepartmentChair:JackieWiggins,DistinguishedProfessorofMusicEducation</p><p>RequestedImplementationTerm:Fall2017</p><p>CollegeGovernance</p><p>DepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDance</p><p>Submitted:February18,2016 Approved:April1,2016</p><p>CASCommitteeonInstruction</p><p>Submitted:April1,2016 RevisedSept.29,2016 Approved:Date</p><p>Dean,CollegeofArtsandSciences</p><p>Submitted:Date Approved:Date</p><p>UniversityGovernance</p><p>Senate</p><p>Submitted:Date Approved:Date</p><p>BoardofTrustees</p><p>Submitted:Date Approved:Date</p><p>PresidentsCouncil</p><p>Submitted:Date Approved:Date</p></li><li><p>ProposalforaPianoPedagogyMajorandaCombinedMajorinPianoPerformanceandPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram</p><p>Abstract</p><p>TheDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDancehasalong-standingBachelorofMusicprogramwithmajorsinperformance(instrumental,piano,orvoice)andmusiceducation.TheDepartmentseekstoaddamajorinpianopedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersandacombinedmajorinpianoperformanceandpedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobothperformandteach.TheseprogramswouldbringtoOaklandUniversitysmusicprogrampianistswithawiderrangeofgoals,thusfosteringgrowthinthemusicprogram.</p><p>TheDepartmentcouldoffertheproposedprogramswithlittlechange.Theprogramswouldrequireonlyfournewcourses,PianoPedagogyIIIandIV(tofollowtheexistingsequencePianoPedagogyIandII),PianoPedagogyInternship,andSeniorPedagogyProject.StudentsintheproposedprogramwouldtakecoursesthatserveallBachelorofMusicstudentsand,specifically,pianoperformancemajors.Theproposedprogramswouldnotrequireadditionalfaculty,space,orsignificantfunding,andcouldbeginuponapproval.</p><p>TheproposedmajorswouldenableOaklandUniversitytoattractnewstudents,betterservesomeofourcurrentstudents,andbetterpositionOaklandinrelationtoourcompetitors.</p></li><li><p>TableofContents</p><p>Rationale 1</p><p>PromotingtheRoleandMissionoftheUniversity,Department,andProgram 2NeedforthePrograms 2GoalsandObjectivesofthePrograms 3</p><p>ProgramPlans 4</p><p>ProgramComponents 4NewCourses 5</p><p>Accreditation 6NASMStandardsforaBachelorofMusicinPedagogyProgram 6 </p><p>BachelorofMusic(B.M.)inPianoPedagogyProgram 7NASMCurricularTablefortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 7AdmissionRequirementsfortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 9ComparisonwithOtherSimilarPrograms 9PlanofStudyfortheProposedB.M.PianoPedagogyProgram 10</p><p>BachelorofMusic(B.M.)inPianoPerformanceandPedagogyProgram 12CombinedMajorinPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 12NASMCurricularTableforProposedCombinedProgram 13AdmissionRequirementsfortheProposedB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 14PlanofStudyfortheProposedB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 14</p><p>AcademicUnit 16</p><p>HowtheProposedProgramsServestheGoalsoftheDepartment 16StaffSupportfortheProposedPrograms 16FacultyQualifications 16Resources 16AcademicDirectionandOversight 17CatalogDescriptionforB.M.inPianoPedagogy 17CatalogDescriptionforB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogy 19SourceofStudentsandRecruitmentPlan 21AdvisingStudents 21RetentionPlan 21BusinessesthatWouldEmployProgramGraduate 21</p></li><li><p>NeedsandCostsofthePrograms 22</p><p>NewResourcesNeededforthePrograms 225-YearBudgetandRevenuefromPrograms 22Library 22ClassroomandEquipment 225-YearProformaBudget 23</p><p>ProgramAssessmentPlan 24</p><p>Appendices 25</p><p>A:AbbreviatedFacultyVitae 25TianTian,D.M.A.,AssistantProfessorofMusicPiano 25RebeccaHappel,D.M.A.,LecturerandAppliedPianoInstructor 26I-ChenYeh,D.M.A.,AppliedPianoInstructorandAccompanist 27 </p><p>B:NewCourseSyllabi 28MUS441PianoPedagogyI(slightlyreviseddescription) 28MUS442PianoPedagogyII(slightlyreviseddescription) 31MUS443PianoPedagogyIII 34MUS444PianoPedagogyIV 37MUS445PedagogyInternship 40MUA498SeniorPedagogyProject 42 </p><p> C:LibraryReport 44</p></li><li><p>Proposal foraPianoPedagogyMajorandaCombinedMajor inPianoPerformanceandPedagogyintheBachelorofMusicDegreeProgram</p><p> TheDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDancehasalong-standingBachelorofMusicprogramwithmajorsinperformance(instrumental,piano,orvoice)andmusiceducation.TheDepartmentseekstoaddamajorinpianopedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersandacombinedmajorinpianoperformanceandpedagogytoservestudentswhoaspiretobothperformandteach.TheseprogramswouldbringtoOaklandUniversitysmusicprogrampianistswithawiderrangeofgoals,thusfosteringgrowthinthemusicprogram.</p><p>TheDepartmentcouldoffertheproposedprogramswithlittlechange.Theprogramswouldrequireonlyfournewcourses,PianoPedagogyIIIandIV(tofollowtheexistingsequencePianoPedagogyIandII),PianoPedagogyInternship,andSeniorPedagogyProject.StudentsintheproposedprogramwouldtakecoursesthatserveallBachelorofMusicstudentsand,specifically,pianoperformancemajors.Theproposedprogramswouldnotrequireadditionalfaculty,space,orsignificantfunding,andcouldbeginuponapproval.</p><p>TheproposedmajorwouldenableOaklandUniversitytoattractnewstudents,betterservesomeofourcurrentstudents,andbetterpositionOaklandinrelationtoourcompetitors.</p><p>Rationale</p><p>Overthelastfewdecades,therehasbeenatremendousgrowthinthefieldofpianopedagogy.Toinsureconsistencyinteachingqualityandoverallstandards,collegesanduniversitieshaveexpandedfromofferingasinglepedagogycoursetoasequenceofmultiplecourses,toofferinganemphasis,to,inmorerecentyears,offeringmajorsatvariousdegreelevels.</p><p>Sincethelate1970s,OaklandhasofferedaMasterofMusicinPianoPedagogy.Atthattime,thedepartmentchosetonotofferanundergraduatedegreeinpedagogybecauseofabeliefthatstudentsshouldstrengthentheirownperformingabilitiesduringtheirundergraduateyearsandthen,shouldtheydecidetobecomestudiopianoteachers,studypianopedagogyonthegraduatelevel.Thisisacommonbelief,sharedwithinmanymusicprogramsinthecountry.Infact,atthemoment,nouniversitiesinMichiganofferabachelorsdegreeinpianopedagogy.</p><p>However,inreality,manypianoperformancemajorschoosenottopursuegraduateworkinperformanceand,instead,begintoteachwithouthavinghadproperguidanceorpedagogicaleducation.SomeundergraduatepianistsbegintoteachprivatelybeforeearningtheirB.M.degrees.OnereasonpianopedagogicalpracticehasbeenrelativelyinconsistentintheUnitedStatesisalackofeducationopportunitiesandfailuretorecognizethevalueofstudentslearningtoteachpianoearlierintheireducationalcareers.ByofferinganundergraduatepianopedagogyprogramatOakland,wecanprovidethislearningopportunitytostudentswhoknowbeforecomingtocollegethattheywanttochooseprivatepianoteachingasacareer.Ourultimategoalistoprovideaneducationalplatformtoenablestudentstobecomemoresuccessfulperformersandteachers.</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>PromotingtheMissionandGoalsoftheUniversity,Department,andProgram</p><p>TheproposedprogramsfitwellwithinOaklandUniversitysmissiontoengagestudentsindistinctiveeducationalexperiencesthatconnecttotheuniqueanddiverseopportunitieswithinourregionandbeyond.Theproposedprogramsalsocontributetothedepartmentscapacitytofosterstudentsuccessbyprovidingopportunitiesforstudentswhoseinterestsandgoalsthecurrentofferingsdonotfullymeet.Inessence,studentswhocompletetheprogramwillcontributetoOaklandscapacitytoservetheneedsandaspirationsofourcommunitiesandregion;theproposedprogramswillprovidetheregionwithbettermusicinstruction,servingourcommunitysfamiliesbetterthanwedonow.</p><p>Aspartofitsmission,theDepartmentofMusic,TheatreandDanceeducatesartsprofessionals,providessupportforprofessionalartistsandartseducators,andprovidesleadershipinthearts.InitsrolewithintheDepartment,theMusicProgramofferspre-professionalandprofessionaleducationandsupportforperformers,musicteachers,andstudioteachers.TheMusicProgramalsosponsorsandfostersmusicalengagementexperiencesforthecommunityandregion.</p><p>Theproposedprogramsfitsolidlywithinthemissionsoftheuniversity,department,andmusicprogram.</p><p>NeedforthePrograms</p><p>PianistswhohopetopursueaprofessionalperformancecareerneedtobestudyingataleadingconservatoryandnotatauniversitylikeOakland.Oaklandspianoprogramservesmanyfine,accomplishedpianists,buttheyaremostoftenstudentswhoarenotplanningtopursueaperformancecareer.Manyofourpianomajorsaredoublemajors:oftenPresidentialScholarsorHonorsCollegestudentswhoarepursuingdegreesinprogramslikebio-chemistryormathematics,whilealsocompletingtheBachelorofMusicinPianoPerformancedegreeprogram.TheseareexcitingstudentswhobringagreatdealtothedepartmentandtoOaklandUniversityingeneral.ManyofthesestudentschooseOaklandasaplacetostudypianoandtheirsecondfieldbecauseOaklandsopen-mindedapproachmakesthispossible.SchoolslikeUniversityofMichiganandMichiganStategenerallydonotpermitstudentstopursuetwosuchcomprehensivemajorssimultaneously.Thatwesupportandenablethisworkattractsthesestrongstudentstoourprogram.Mostofthesestudentsplantopursueacareerintheirnon-musicmajor,butmusicandpianohavebeensuchalargepartoftheirlivespriortocomingtoOaklandthattheycannotimaginelivingwithoutthem,andthereforechoosetopursuebothmajors.</p><p>Manyofourotherpianoperformancemajorsplantopursueacareerasapianoteacher,buildingandmaintainingaprivatepianostudio,teachingandenrichingthelivesofothersintheircommunity.Whilethecurrentpianoprogramservesthefirstgroup(studentswhocometoOaklandintentionallytopursueadoublemajor),wearenotdoingasmuchaswemightinservingpianistswhoaspiretobecomeprofessionalpianoteachers.Theproposedprogramswouldenableustofillthisgap.</p><p>Preparingartseducatorsisastrongfocusinourdepartmentsprogramsandaddingthisadditionalopportunityforstudentstolearntoteachpianofitswellwithinwhatisalreadyhappeninginthedepartment.(Forthesamereason,wearealsointheprocessofdevelopingBAandBFAdegreeprogramsinDanceEducation.)</p></li><li><p>3</p><p>GoalsandObjectivesofthePrograms</p><p>Theoverridinggoaloftheproposedprogramsistoservestudentswhoaspiretobecomestudiopianoteachersorlocalperformersandstudioteachers.</p><p>GoalsoftheMusicProgram</p><p>Musicstudentswilldevelop:</p><p>Goal1. Acomprehensiveunderstandingoftherelationshipsamongsociocultural/historicalperspective,theoreticalanalysis,andperformancepracticeinmusic.</p><p>Goal2. Understandingofmusicinitshistoricalandculturalcontextsuchthatitenablesthemtosupportthegrowthoftheirmusicianship,andenablesthemtohaveabetterunderstandingofthemusictheyperform,hear,andcreate.</p><p>Goal3. Firmgraspofthebasicprinciplesofthestructure,design,andlanguageofmusicintheWesternmusicaltradition.</p><p>Goal4. Technicalknowledgeandvocabularysufficienttoapproachmusicofanyperiod,style,orgenre.</p><p>Goal5. Abilitytoformamentalimageofthesoundofwrittenmusic,andtotranslateheardmusicintowrittenform.</p><p>Goal6. Technicalskill,artisticintegrity,andtheabilitytosight-readmusicofdiversestylesandgenres.</p><p>Goal7. Knowledgeoftechnologyappropriatetoandinconnectionwiththeirfieldofspecialization.</p><p>Goal8. Knowledgeofmusicliteratureappropriatetoandinconnectionwiththeirfieldofspecialization.</p><p>Goal9. Whereappropriatetothefocusoftheparticulardegreeprogram,musicstudentswilldevelopunderstandingoflearningandteachingandmusiclearningandteachingsufficienttobeabletoengageinmusicteachingintheirareaofspecialization.</p><p>ObjectivesoftheProposedBachelorofMusicinPianoPedagogyProgram</p><p>BachelorofMusicinPianoPedagogymajorswilldevelopstrongskillsinandknowledgeofpianoperformance.</p><p>Inappliedpianostudy,studentswill:</p><p>Obj.BPed1. Developtheabilitytopreparesuccessfulandmusicallysatisfyingperformances.</p><p>Obj.BPed2. Developefficientandeffectivepracticeskillsforlearning/memorizingmusic.Obj.BPed3. Developtechnicalproficiencyontheirinstrument.</p><p>Obj.BPed4. Expandtheirknowledgeofmusicliteratureandgenres.</p><p>Obj.BPed5. Learnandapplytheoreticalconceptstomusic.Obj.BPed6. Learnadiverserepertoirerepresentingmanyhistoricalandinterpretivestyles.</p><p>Obj.BPed7. Developcollaborativeskillswithothermusicians.Obj.BPed8. Developbasicknowledgeofpedagogicalstrategies,techniques,methods,</p><p>materials,andrepertoire.</p></li><li><p>4</p><p>Inaddition,throughasequenceofpianopedagogycoursesandpracticalexperience,studentswill:</p><p>Obj.BPed9. Developunderstandingofmusiclearningandteachingprocesses.</p><p>Obj.BPed10. Developacurricularperspectiveandframeworkforteachingstudentsofallagesatbeginner,intermediate,andadvancedlevels.</p><p>Obj.BPed11. Developbasicunderstandingofhowtoworkwithallstudents,includingyoungchildren,adults,andstudentswithspecialneeds.</p><p>Obj.BPed12. Developunderstandingofhowtoenablestudentstobuildtheirtechnique.Obj.BPed13. Developapproachestoprovidingstudentswiththeappropriateeducationin</p><p>musictheory,history,sight-reading,andauralawareness.</p><p>Obj.BPed14. UnderstandingofhowtopreparestudentsforMMTAStudentAchievementTesting,ABRSMTests,RCMTests,AGMTests,andFederationFestivals.</p><p>TheObjectivesoftheProposedBachelorofMusicinPianoPerformanceandPedagogyprogramarethesame,butwithhigherperformancestandards,comparabletothoseintheB.M.inPianoPerformanceprogram.</p><p>ProgramPlans</p><p>Musicpedagogyprogramsaregenerallyofferedinconjunctionwithmusicperformanceprograms.Performanceandpedagogystudentsgenerallytakemanyofthesamecoursesbut,whereperformanceprogramsrequireadditionalcreditsinappliedperformancestudy,pedagogyprogramsrequireadditionalcreditsintheteachingofperformance.</p><p>ProgramComponents</p><p>PedagogyCourses:Studentsenrolledinboththepedagogymajorandthecombinedmajorwouldtake4semestersofpedagogycourses,eachdesignedtoconcentrateonaspecificlevelofpianostudy.Eachofthecourseswouldbedividedintotwosections:</p><p>a) Lecture:Facultywouldpresentlecturesbasedonspecificteachingtopicsintheareasofrepertoire,technique,theory,history,auralawareness,sight-reading,psychologyofmusiclearning,andmusicasabusiness.</p><p>b) MicroteachingExperiences:Thebestwaytolearnhowtoteachistoactuallyteach.Atthebeginningofeachsemester,eachstudentwouldbegivenadescriptionintermsofage,yearsofpianostudy,learninghabits,personalitytraits,andetc.Studentswouldthenbepartneredtoteacheachother.Theywouldswitchroles(teacherorstudent)eachweekandswitchpartnerseachmonth.Eachteachingdemonstrationwouldbe30-minuteslong.Agoodteacherisobservantandabletoanticipatechallengesstudentsmaypresent.Therefore,whilerole-playingayoungchild,studentswouldbeaskedtoincorporateissuesandbehaviorproblemssotheirpartner(theteacher)mayhaveanopportunitytosolvethem.</p><p>Masterclasseswithactualstudents:Eachsemester,wewouldprovidetwosessionswherestudentswouldhaveopportunitytoworkwithactualpre-collegestudents.</p></li><li><p>5</p><p>Internship:Studentswouldcompleteaone-semesterinternshipthrougheithertheOUMusicPreparatoryDivisionorMTDspartner,EvolaMusic,andreceivesatisfactoryassessmentsfromtheiremployer.StudentsenrolledintheB.M.inPianoPerformanceandPedagogyprogramwould(a)engageinalltheaboveexperiencesandalso(b)studyperformanceonahigher,morecomprehensivelevelandbeheldtothesameperformancestandardsasB.M.PianoPerformancestudents.Thecombinedmajorrequiresknowledgeandproficiencyinbothperformanceandpedagogy.</p><p>ChangestoExistingPianoPedagogyCourses</p><p>Oaklandcurrentlyofferstwopedagogycourses.Withonesmallwordingchange,thesetwocoursedescriptionscanstandintheirpresentform.Inbothcases,thelastphraseineachdescriptionwouldbereplacedbylanguagethatbetterdescribestheprocessesinwhichstudentswillengageinthecontextofthesecoursesandthenewcurriculum:Studentswillengageinpairedmicroteachingandreceivefeedbackfrompeersandteacher.</p><p>MUS441(4541)-PianoPedagogyI(2)</p><p>Instructionalstrategiesforteachingthebeginningpianostudent,includingmethods,materialsandtheuseofmusictechnology.Variousaspectsofestablishingandmanagingapianostudiowillbeaddressed.Weeklyobservationsrequired.Studentswillengageinpairedmicroteachingandreceivefeedbackfrompeersa...</p></li></ul>

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