UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA MTNA COLLEGIATE CHAPTER
In 1876, Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues founded the Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. Today, MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states, MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
The University of Oklahoma MTNA Collegiate Chapter has a long-standing tradition of scholarship and community service. We organize community concerts and local competitions, present research and teaching ideas at conferences…
Membership with MTNA does more than simply complement your career as a music professional—it supports, supplements and shapes it. It empowers music teachers nationwide to become better educators through networking…
The undisputed leader in empowering the music-teaching professional since 1876, MTNA works hard to ensure that a full spectrum of questions and answers, concerns, assets, partnerships and services are available…
The University of Oklahoma
Home of one of the largest and most active piano pedagogy programs in the country, the University of Oklahoma offers comprehensive degree programs in Piano Pedagogy including the BM in Piano Pedagogy, MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, MME with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and PhD with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. The graduate programs are designed to provide core coursework in graduate level piano pedagogy and to maintain flexibility in the elective coursework to meet the needs of a diverse population of students. The undergraduate degree in piano pedagogy maintains a strong performance curriculum as well as six semesters of work in piano pedagogy.
Many of the School of Music’s graduate students are in one of the four piano pedagogy degree programs. The overall graduate environment is enhanced by strong programs in various areas within the School, providing a diverse and broad musical experience. Graduates of OU’s pedagogy programs currently hold teaching positions at Southern Methodist University, Louisiana State University, University of Cincinnati- Conservatory of Music, University of Arizona, University of Montana, Central Michigan University, University of South Carolina, SUNY-Potsdam and many others. In addition, graduates of University of Oklahoma piano pedagogy programs serve as independent teachers in numerous cities and communities around the country.
The OU piano pedagogy programs are designed to prepare students for careers as: independent piano teachers, public school group piano teachers, college or university studio/group piano teachers, and college or university piano pedagogy teachers.