There is probably no skill more useful or universal in the music field than playing the piano. If this is where your passion lies, we have ample opportunities for you to hone your skills. Among our faculty and staff are several different pianists with extensive expertise across a wide range of styles and fields.
So, what should you major in? There are a few options.
If your goal is to become a concert pianist, then the degree you want is our Bachelor of Music in performance with a keyboard concentration. As you might expect, it requires a strong audition and a lot of practicing.
If you’d like to teach piano as well as perform, we have a piano pedagogy concentration within the performance degree that would be a good fit for you.
Are you a pianist who wants to become a school music teacher in any area kindergarten through twelfth grade? We have a special concentration in our music education degree for you. You can pursue this either with or without teaching-certification preparation.
We also offer a certificate in piano pedagogy that is available to any piano student and will further help train you for piano teaching.
Any music student can enroll in piano lessons (subject to faculty approval), and all music majors are required to demonstrate functional keyboard skills through two or more semesters of class piano.