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Programs Offered

Music Major with Piano Pedagogy Concentration, B.A.

The piano pedagogy concentration is designed for students with strong piano skills who are more interested in becoming a private teacher than in being a performer. The concentration requires a minimum of 38 credits in music, 15 credits of which must at the 300 level or above. Students must be approved by the department before declaring this major; this would normally be done at the applied music exam preceding the semester of declaration. Transfer students are required to complete at least 13 credit hours of their major at Hood, including 6 credits of applied music, the junior recital, the independent study in piano pedagogy and the senior project in piano pedagogy.

Music Major, B.A.

Students can major in the following areas of performance: voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, Euphonium, guitar and composition.

Music Major with Music History and Literature Concentration, B.A.

The music history and literature concentration requires a minimum of 35 credits in music, with at least 15 credits at the 300 level or above. Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits of their major at Hood, including the independent study, the senior project and 6 other credits of music history or theory, as appropriate.

Music Certificate Programs

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE Coordinator Noel Lester Music performance certificates are available in any area offered at Hood—voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, string bass, all brass instruments, classical guitar, oboe, clarinet, flute and harp. Students who possess a

Certificate in Music Performance

Music performance certificates are available in any area offered at Hood—voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, string bass, all brass instruments, classical guitar, oboe, clarinet, flute and harp.

Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

Coordinator Noel Lester Students who possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in fields other than music and have demonstrable ability in piano may earn a professional certificate in piano pedagogy. Enrollment, as an upper division certificate student, begins

Music History and Literature Minor

Requirements for the Minor (8 credits): 

Music Performance Minor