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Silver Lake College Presents New Music Pedagogy and Performance Program

Posted on January 20 2014

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is excited to announce its new Music Performance and Pedagogy Program, beginning in the fall of 2014. Music Performance and Pedagogy is aimed at students who are looking to pursue a music education career in a small setting, like one-on-one teaching. It will be offered in voice, string, or brass (wind). Silver Lake is one of three schools in the state that offers a pedagogy and performance program. Besides being the only school to offer the program in a 300-mile radius, SLC is the only school offering the program in voice, string, or brass at the undergraduate level and the only school to offer Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practicum.

Dr. Diana Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Piano, says that the program “allows students to perfect their performing skills as well as study and intern in various pedagogical aspects of their instrument – the greatest factor to contribute to the future marketability and employability of our graduates.”

Degree requirements of the student are identical to those of the National Association of School of Music (NASM), putting the student in the perfect position to apply to any graduate program in the country. Those that pursue this program at Silver Lake College will major in Performance and Pedagogy and graduate with a bachelor’s degree of Music in Performance and Pedagogy. Students that are thinking about vocal concentration may contact Damon Carlson and those thinking about instrumental concentration may contact Jeremiah Eis. Those interested in general information about the program may contact Diana Shapiro.