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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Upcoming events

  • Music@RushHour - Solo Piano, Studio of An Perry

    Students from the studio of An Perry will shine on a solo piano during this week’s Music@RushHour performance.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Music@RushHour - Solo Piano

    Music@RushHour closes out the Fall Semester with performances on solo piano.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

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    Thornton musicians sweep Frances Walton Competition in Seattle

    October 20, 2016

    Mezzo-soprano and USC Thornton Vocal Arts & Opera graduate student Lesley Baird (MM ’15) was a winner of the 2016 Frances Walton Competition in Seattle, where she was accompanied by pianist and Keyboard Collaborative Arts DMA candidate Jasper Jimenez (MM ’13, GCRT ’15). Since winning the competition in July, the… read more

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