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Class Piano

General Information

Class Piano is a four-semester course program designed to help undergraduate non-keyboard music majors to develop the following functional skills for keyboard: technique (scales, arpeggios, & chord progressions), sight-reading, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, solo & ensemble playing, accompaniment, and score reading (choral & instrumental). UTK offers four levels of Class Piano in eight different sections. Each class meets twice a week for 50 minutes and is worth one credit hour.

Required Courses for Major

  • Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis
    • MUKB 110 & 120 (Class Piano I & II)
  • Music Performance, Theory/Composition, Music Education with Vocal Emphasis
    • MUKB 110, 120, 210, & 220  (Class Piano I ~ IV)

Required Texts

  • For Class Piano I & II - Alfred’s Group Piano for Adults, Book 1, 2nd Edition, by E. L. Lancaster and Kenon D. Renfrow. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Van Nuys, CA, 2006
  • For class piano III & IV - Alfred’s Group Piano for Adults, Book 2, 2nd Edition, by E. L. Lancaster and Kenon D. Renfrow. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Van Nuys, CA, 2006

Lab Requirements

Students are required to log at least one hour and 15 minutes of practice per week (15 min. per day) in the piano lab. This must be completed during the open lab hours and verified by checking in and out with a GTA on duty. The requirement may be broken up into multiple segments, but the minimum weekly requirement must be met.


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