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

Pianist Norman Krieger to leave USC after 19 years

June 24, 2016

The USC Thornton Division of Classical Performance and Composition and the Keyboard Studies department congratulate Norman Krieger on his appointment to the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An acclaimed and engaging pianist, Krieger joined the USC Thornton faculty in 1997 and many of his students have… read more

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