The heart of the piano program is applied studies, consisting of weekly individual one-hour lessons with artist-teachers, supplemented by studio performance classes. Students may enrich their program by taking advantage of related courses such as Piano Pedagogy, Piano Repertoire, Accompanying/Chamber Music, Performance Practice, and organ and harpsichord study.
All majors attend a weekly recital hour where they may perform for their colleagues. Other performance opportunities are available both on and off campus, including master classes with visiting artists.
All entering doctoral students receive the equivalent of full tuition funding.
Master classes will be announced throughout the academic year. Previous master clinicians have included Yefim Bronfman, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, and Norman Krieger.
The following video of a master class is from our Davee Media Library, a video, audio, and photographic collection of performances, master classes, and documentaries.
|Video: Yefim Bronfman Piano Master Class (October 2010)
Yefim Bronfman, renowned pianist and winner of the 2010 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, gives a piano master class in Lutkin Hall. Featured pianists are Hsiao-Ling Lin (student of James Giles) and Xiao-Min Liang (student of Sylvia Wang). Featured music includes Mozart and Brahms.
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