The primary goal of the keyboard studies department is the artistic and technical development of aspiring pianists through mentoring and challenging them in their study and performance of a widely varied repertoire as solo pianists and as 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 artist/teacher faculty in piano, keyboard literature, pedagogy, harpsichord and collaborative pianism is among the nation’s most prominent. These acclaimed and devoted teachers are noted internationally 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 who plan teaching careers ample opportunity for intensive study in that field.