Four Levels of Class Piano provide a progressive approach to acquaint students with the basic keyboard skills to be successful as a music major at NKU. The basic skills covered include technique, repertoire, improvisation, harmonization, score reading, transposition and sight-reading. All students including Piano Majors must complete MUSM 234, Class Piano IV and MUSM 296, Piano Proficiency, to complete the requirements for graduation. Transfer students who have completed their Piano Proficiency requirements at a different university, must have their transcripts evaluated for content to see if the NKU Proficiency Requirements have been met.
Students must demonstrate competency in the following skills for advanced placement into the following levels of Class Piano:
The official e-text for the Class Piano sequence is eNovativePiano.
Contact Dr. Richard Van Dyke with any questions regarding the Class Piano placement tests and to schedule appointments for synchronous and asynchronous evaluations.