Student pianists, both undergraduate and graduate, can enhance their musical skills and experience through master classes, quarterly Piano Showcase concerts, and numerous other opportunities offered by the Department of Music’s Piano Program. Students in the program receive regular coaching sessions with the Director of Piano Studies, and they are invited to participate in master classes with visiting guest artists and local professional pianists as well. Performance opportunities include numerous concerts both on and off campus, many of which focus on a specific composer or historical period.
Undergraduate and graduate student pianists interested in taking advantage of coaching opportunities, playing in master classes, and performing in Department concerts must audition for the Piano Program in order to be included in these activities. Auditions are held at the beginning of the academic year.
Students interested in participating in the Piano Program must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert held an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's Performance Program. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert, University Wind Ensemble Director Nicholas Carlson, University Chamber Orchestra Director Matthew Sheppard, Percussion Ensemble Director John Corkill, and Jazz Ensemble Director Michael Allemana hosted an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's instrumental ensembles and programs. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.