Prepare for your career as a professional musician with instruction in performance practices from four centuries of keyboard repertoire. Our world-renowned artist faculty represent diverse traditions of pedagogy and performance. Working with active concertizing and recording artists, you will develop your potential as a performer and gain real-world knowledge to help you succeed after graduation.
Explore rich liberal arts offerings as part of your professional musical training. Traditional coursework and innovative electives prepare you to navigate today’s musical landscape.
Learn to be a Music Director: Mentor with professionals, perform in musical theatre productions and the Broadway Orchestra, and collaborate with colleagues in Vocal Performance.
Prepare for a career in academia as well as the concert hall, with coursework in performance practice and music education as well as professional mentorship.
Designed for mature artists seeking to move to advance their careers, this program provides enrichment and exposure for pianists at the pre- and post-doctoral levels.
News and Events
The Artist Faculty in Piano Studies welcomes Adam Tendler and Kyle Walker.
Incoming doctoral student in Piano Studies Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner has been named a winner of the 2022 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Ukrainian born Piano Studies alumna Milena Zhivotovskaya received a rave review for her work, "Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano" and more.
Chandra Xu, a senior majoring in Piano Performance and Journalism, has been elected to membership in the national honor society of Phi Beta Kappa.
Brielle Perez has received second place in the solo senior division.
T.C. Kincer (MM ’19) and Noah Turner (MM ’21) have been working at Forestburgh Playhouse in the Catskills on the world premiere of the revival of "Babes in Arms."
Alum Andrew Malilay White has received a prestigious Humanities Teaching Fellowship.
Piano Studies student Michelle Li conducted an independent study exploring Asian American identity and its relation to music and music-making. Watch her perform "Tree Without Wind" by Huang Ruo.
Francesca Khalifa has launched EXTENSITY, presenting innovative programming by emerging and established artists working across a range of disciplines.
The Piano Studies Artist Faculty member and his duo partner received $25,000 to commission and record new works.
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
The director of our program in Piano Studies publishes "Identity and Diversity in New Music."