Piano accompaniment

In the Departments of Music, you will study piano for its ability to contribute to the beauty of the world and enrich the human soul.

In your major classes, you will receive extensive training in piano, as well as supportive courses in music, to provide you with a broad music background. As a collaborative piano major, you will take classes that teach you how to work as a partner to another musician in a variety of settings. Your liberal arts requirements will expand your knowledge with classes in history, art, and literature.

When you graduate from the program, you will be well equipped to pursue a career in your desired field. With a thorough piano background and strong liberal arts foundation, your education will prepare you to use your talent to make a better world.

With approximately 35 students, the piano division is an intimate but growing part of the Departments of Music. Our students perform in solo recitals, master classes, solo performances with orchestra, chamber music concerts, as accompanists for singers, and in many other capacities.

To graduate, collaborative piano majors must complete Piano Level IX. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section of the Catalog Announcements. The required concerto normally will be accompanied by piano. The securing of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist. 


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