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Schons, Suzanne

Piano
Degree
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Office
Brady Educational Center, LL23
Phone
(651) 962-5865
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5865
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 05
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Suzanne Schons teaches piano and courses in piano pedagogy at St. Thomas. Until 2006 she was tenured Associate Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, where she coordinated the graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy programs and taught class piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, and also has degrees in Piano Performance. Dr. Schons is an active researcher and clinician in piano pedagogy, and has presented sessions at the national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and numerous state conventions. Recent publications of hers can be found in Keyboard Companion, Contributions to Music Education and Piano Pedagogy Forum. Along with her college teaching, she enjoys performing, researching, adjudicating, and teaching piano to children and adults.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 795 - 02 Ind St-Piano Ped for Young Beg - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43857 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 101 - 01 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

40750 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 101 - 02 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

41357 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 201 - 01 Piano Skills III - T - R - - - 0800 - 0850 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0850

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

40752 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading, score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills II. Prerequisites: MUSC 102, and MUSC 213 (concurrent registration preferred).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 171 - 02 Piano Ensembles - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43583 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

Study and performance of duets and two-piano music. One major performance per semester. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 102 - 01 Piano Skills II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

21731 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading, score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills I. The final exam for this class will serve as the piano proficiency exam for BA in Music Business major students. Prerequisite: MUSC 101, and MUSC 114 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 202 - 01 Piano Skills IV - T - R - - - 0800 - 0850 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0850

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

20638 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano, and will culminate in the piano proficiency exam for all music students except for Music Business majors. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills III. Prerequisite: MUSC 201, and MUSC 214 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 171 - 01 Piano Ensembles - - - - - - - - BEC LL21

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

BEC LL21

Course Registration Number:

20161 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

Study and performance of duets and two-piano music. One major performance per semester. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 171 - 02 Piano Ensembles - - - - - - - - BEC LL21

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

BEC LL21

Course Registration Number:

22958 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

Study and performance of duets and two-piano music. One major performance per semester. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)