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Keyboard Studies

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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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Aron Kallay receives glowing review in the Los Angeles Times

December 18, 2014

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USC Thornton faculty and alum Aron Kallay (DMA ’09) received a glowing review in the Los Angeles Times for his premiere Piano Spheres recital on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The late Leonard Stein formed Piano Spheres in 1994 to showcase new music, and Kallay’s recital was the second in a satellite… read more

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