12 months
28464 USD/year
28464 USD/year
13176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Steeped in tradition for the past half century, the Piano Pedagogy division at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a pioneering program and among the oldest in the United States. 


Through national and international presentations, master classes, performances, and publications, our piano pedagogy faculty members are among the most visible, with many of their publications used extensively as standard resource texts on piano literature, favored editions of solo piano music, and texts for college group piano classes. 

Key Features 

  • Our Piano Pedagogy graduates at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign hold positions in prestigious universities throughout the world and are leaders in the music industry as composers, teachers and administrators.
  • Our degrees include the BM in Open Studies with a piano pedagogy major and a Master of Music in piano pedagogy. 
  • A cognate in piano pedagogy may be pursued as part of the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature. 

Programme Structure

  • A wide range of courses is available from jazz improvisation to specialized practicum courses in which students receive hands-on experience through teaching internships. 
  • Additionally, in collaboration with the Office of Public Engagement in the School of Music, the Piano Pedagogy Division offers a Piano Laboratory Program for pre-collegiate non-credit piano instruction. 
  • Our goal is to provide an excellent curriculum that prepares our students to be versatile teachers and performers in the 21st Century.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Transcripts from every institution from which you have earned a degree
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or C.V.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
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