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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Piano - Minor

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The Piano Minor is open to all students at Nazareth College who are not currently piano primaries in the Music Department.  It is designed primarily for students in the following degree programs:  Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Music Business, or Bachelor of Music in Composition. This 18 credit minor allows students to pursue a more focused interest in piano through secondary lessons and a variety of complementary courses. Students interested in the Piano Minor must first be approved by the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies through an audition/screening process.  Contact Dr. Jacob Ertl at jertl2@naz.edu.

Total credits required for the Piano Minor: 18

Required Courses (12 credits total)

Note - some courses have prerequisites:  MUG 231/232, and MUS 124/126.

  • MUG 231 Piano Class III  Credits: 1
    • may place out and take MUP 2B instead
  • MUG 232 Piano Class IV  Credits: 1
    • may place out and take MUP 2B instead
  • MUP 2B/3B - Performance Secondary Piano Credits: 4-6 total, 1 credit per semester
    • If a student places out of class piano courses, they must take secondary lessons to fulfill the remaining credits.

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Elective Courses (6 credits total)

Some courses have corequisites or prerequisites:  MUP 332/461 and MUG 333. Students must complete MUG 232 (or have placed out) before enrolling in elective courses.

Piano Minor Juries

  • Occurs each semester a piano minor is enrolled in secondary lessons, MUP 2B
  • Must perform 2 pieces (or the equivalent as determined by the teacher if a student has chosen to tailor lessons for skills-based study or collaborative study, etc.)
  • Memorization not required

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