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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media
 

Piano Lab Overview

Requirements and Placements


Inside of a Steinway piano in the Concert Hall
Inside of a Steinway piano in the Concert Hall

The Bachelor of Science in Music Degree encompasses a variety of foundational classes in Performance Music, Music Business, and Recording Arts.  Keyboard skills are fundamental for songwriting, arranging, producing, musical directing, film scoring, accompanying, and performing in the contemporary music industry.

The Piano Lab experience provides a common instrumental foundation in contemporary piano technique and theory, as well as experience working with the keyboard as a midi controller.  Students in each semester of piano class create projects using LogicPro.  Each station is equipped with an iMac that gives students instant access to multimedia tools such as instructional videos and play along tracks, as well music notation software. 

Depending on the degree program and major, Piano Lab requirements will vary from two to three semesters.  Many students choose to take four semesters.  Piano classes I and II are taken in conjunction with their co-requisite Ear Training and Theory courses.

Students who would like to attempt to test out of piano classes must schedule a piano proficiency test. Contact Peter.Ellingson@ucdenver.edu.

Learn more about the new piano lab setup at http://www.camarts.org/#facilities/details/19, and watch the promo video at www.youtube.com/user/ucdpiano.​​​