All students pursing a music degree from OBU study music theory and history, develop skills in a primary and secondary musical area, have multiple solo and ensemble performance experiences and are guided by faculty members who are professional, compassionate and committed to the call of Christ. The piano performance degree with emphasis in pedagogy equips students with the knowledge and skills to learn and perform pieces from the vast amount of high-quality literature written for the piano by master composers throughout the instrument’s history and across the various style periods. They further learn from experienced pedagogues the skills required to integrate the study of teaching with the study of performing.
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|Bachelor of Music (B.M.): Piano Performance with Pedagogy Emphasis|
What makes an OBU Piano Performance, Pedagogy Emphasis degree special?
At OBU, pianists have many opportunities for performance. In addition to weekly applied lessons, students may perform in weekly studio classes and piano seminars, as well as frequent Music recitals. Other performance opportunities include chamber music, accompanying applied lessons or a choral ensemble, master classes with renowned guest artists and our yearly concerto competition. Students will further learn to combine their skills and experiences as performers with knowledge of materials and techniques to teach piano to students of varied ages, backgrounds and abilities. They will also be provided with multiple opportunities during their time at OBU to teach in supervised settings.
What are OBU graduates doing with their Piano Performance, Pedagogy Emphasis degrees?
Graduates with the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with Emphasis in Pedagogy degree are now active solo and chamber musicians and accompanists; teachers in thriving independent studios, preparatory schools and universities; and are involved in church music and music missions in the United States and other countries. Many graduates have continued studying at graduate schools across the nation.
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This program is offered through Music in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts.