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.

Keyboard Studies faculty are 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 at Rush Hour: Haydn’s Piano Works

    Thornton’s Keyboard department presents an All-Haydn program featuring his music on the piano.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Music at Rush Hour: Living Composers

    Thornton’s Keyboard department continues the annual tradition of presenting works for keyboard exclusively from living composers. Featured on the program will be music from composers, faculty and even students!

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

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