Keyboard Studies


The Keyboard Studies department seeks to enhance the artistic and technical development of aspiring pianists through comprehensive mentorship, study and performance of solo pianists and collaborative artists. Courses offered by the department include guidance in solo performance, keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, piano four-hands and duo repertoire, collaborative performance with singers and other instrumentalists and harpsichord. The faculty is among the nation’s most prominent. These acclaimed and devoted teachers are internationally regarded as soloists, recitalists, adjudicators and teachers of master classes and workshops. Although there is no provision for a major in piano pedagogy, faculty specialists offer students interested in teaching careers ample opportunity for intensive study in that field.

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Norman Krieger performs Beethoven concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic

April 1, 2015

Norman Krieger

USC Thornton Keyboard Studies faculty Norman Krieger was a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto in two concerts on March 27 and 28. A reviewer for the Buffalo News noted that “Krieger, at the piano, showed a special gift for the rapturous melody lines… read more

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