Keyboard Studies program is offered in 4 levels—MKP 140, 141, 240, 241—to satisfy the Keyboard Skills requirement within the Experiential Music Curriculum. Placement examinations for incoming Freshmen are held during the orientation week. If you have no prior piano/keyboard experience, you will not have to take this placement exam as you will automatically placed in the first level course, MKP 140. Depending on your particular program, the requirement varies from 2 levels to all 4 levels. Exam Rubric for each exam as well as detailed syllabi can be accessed through your BlackBoard or by request.
It is student’s responsibility to confirm the required number of semesters of keyboard prior to taking the waiver test
PLEASE NOTE the new course rotation as follows.
Please carefully discuss schedule with your advisor with the above information in mind, or you will risk not being able to finish your requirement in a timely manner.
Yamaha Lab (WML 138) open hours for practice: M-TR 7-10 PM, Sun 4-10.
Every effort is made to keep both keyboard labs open in between classes. Please feel free to ask for help/tutoring from any of the Keyboard TAs in between classes—they are there to help you regardless of your section/level enrollment.
If you are a NON-MUSIC MAJOR interested in taking a group-piano course as an elective, please look for offerings in MKP 111 and 112. These classes fill out very quickly, so early registration is recommended.