The purpose of this concentration is to develop competence for effective studio or class teaching of piano at any age level. The program enhances artistic performance; builds techniques of verbal and musical communication; develops a knowledge of appropriate piano literature; and fosters the successful use of methods, techniques, and instructional materials. Performance audition required.
All Masters and Performance Certificate applicants should prepare from memory contrasting works from different styles and periods listed below. Applicants must also submit a repertoire list of works performed or studied up to the time of application to Georgia State University School of Music.
a) one Baroque work (such as a Prelude and Fugue by Bach)
b) one Classical work (such as those by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven)
c) one Romantic major work or group of works (such as those by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms or Rachmaninoff), and/or one Modern work or group of works (such as those by Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev, etc.)
Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship should be prepared to perform short sight-reading excerpts assigned at the audition.