- Professor of Piano
- Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Degrees offered in Keyboard Studies at FSU provide exceptional educational opportunities for solo and collaborative performance, pedagogy, scholarship, and specialized professional skills relevant to the field.
With an award-winning faculty and the resources of one of the largest music departments in the country, the College of Music offers exceptional performance training as well as many options for elective courses and specializations across numerous areas for portfolio diversification.
Our students and alumni regularly earn national and international recognition in performance, teaching and research. They have been accepted to prestigious graduate study programs throughout the world; have won numerous competition awards, internships and fellowships; and have earned positions as full-time academic faculty, as artist-faculty and collaborative pianist-performers at summer music festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
- Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance
- Bachelor of Arts in Music: Sacred Music Emphasis
- Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
- Master of Music in Organ Performance
- Master of Music in Piano Performance
- Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance
- Master of Music in Accompanying
- Master of Music in Performance - Opera Coaching
- Doctor of Music in Organ Performance
- Doctor of Music in Piano Performance
- Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education - Piano Pedagogy
- Doctor of Music in Collaborative Piano
- Specialized Studies - Performance (Organ Only)
- Specialized Studies - Piano Pedagogy
Outstanding Professional Training
The musical lineage represented by our keyboard faculty honors the finest classical music traditions in the world: our teachers, and their teachers, stand among a legacy of legendary artist-pedagogues. The vast performing experience of our keyboard faculty, broadened by their current engagement in a wide range of creative scholarship in fields that integrate performing, teaching and scholarship, provides students with cutting-edge insight into top-level performing techniques, collaborative skills, and communicative effectiveness as they pursue their own unique professional endeavors.
Our strong, holistic mentoring of students challenges them to develop sophistication and expertise in all forms of professional communication – listening, speaking, writing, teaching, and engaging audiences with sincerity and authenticity – both in real-time, face-to-face encounters and via digital platforms.
Engaging Artistic Initiatives
Students are encouraged to develop their own specialized interests in the fields of performance, teaching and creative scholarship. Examples of this include studies in collaborative performance, specialized training in piano pedagogy, engaging new audiences with outreach initiatives, conference presentations, festivals, competitions, recordings, piano technology, and specialized repertoire studies in areas such as early music, new music, sacred music, or music of underrepresented composers.
Our faculty champion each student’s unique aspirations by searching out meaningful, strategic ways to build their professional portfolios, often creating opportunities for professional collaborations with these students on national and international platforms.
FSU offers the unique combination of a large comprehensive music program with engaged, committed mentoring between faculty and students. Our student alumni are mentoring hundreds of younger performing musicians across the U.S. and abroad, and at every level of professional development. Our current students join an amazing legacy of supportive colleagues as they learn to collaborate with one another, serve the profession, and replicate a culture of collegiality in their own professional spheres of influence.
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In addition to degree programs for performance majors, organ students in the BA Sacred Music degree pursue rigorous musical training with special emphasis on sacred music, coupled with substantial coursework in areas of study outside of music. College of Music students can also audition to study the organ as a principal study instrument. Further opportunities for secondary study exist for students in the larger College and University, by instructor permission.