Keyboard Studies

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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Whajung Kim (DMA, ’15) wins 2014 Siegfried Weishaupt International Piano Competition

October 8, 2014


Current USC Thornton Keyboard Studies doctoral candidate Whajung Kim (DMA, ’15), who is a student of USC Thornton faculty Daniel Pollack, received First Prize at the 2014 Siegfried Weishaupt International Piano Competition in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Kim is the third USC Thornton student to take home top honors at the competition. The annual event, part… read more

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