Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Samford University

Master On Campus
12 months
862 USD/credit
862 USD/credit
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The master of music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy prepares Samford University students to be proficient performers and scholarly musicians who are ready to pursue professional careers as teachers of piano. Emphasis is placed on musical artistry and pedagogical professionalism, together with developing students’ research skills. 


From the musical masterpieces that represent the best of the classical tradition to the most innovative works emerging from today's creative artists, our students and faculty are hearing, studying, playing, and experiencing it all.

About the Piano Performance and Pedagogy program

With programs in performance, music education, composition, and music and worship, you’ll find our students and faculty engaging with creativity and commitment whether they’re in the practice room, performance hall, classroom, or the mission field. Take some time to browse these pages. You’ll get a glimpse of the creative work we are doing but there is so much more. To really see, hear, and experience music study at Samford University, you have to hear it for yourself.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Application of Performance Practices 
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Research in Music
  • Piano Pedagogy 
  • Instructional Adaptation for Student Diversity
  • Instructional Design for Optimal Student Learning
  • Social Dynamics and Student Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Solo piano performance (memorized) of at least 20 minutes duration. Include literature of at least two contrasting styles.
  • Technique (all major/minor scales and arpeggios at metronome marking quarter note=120 with four notes per click).
  • Sight reading as provided at the audition.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    862 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 862 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    862 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 862 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Samford University