At The Catholic University of America, you will study piano for its ability to contribute to the beauty of the world and enrich the human soul. With options to study collaborative piano, piano performance, or piano pedagogy, you are sure to find an area that will grab your attention and fully develop your talent.
In your major classes, you will receive extensive training in piano, as well as supportive courses in music, to provide you with a broad music background. As a collaborative piano major, you will take classes that teach you how to work as a partner to another musician in a variety of settings. Your liberal arts requirements will expand your knowledge with classes in history, art, and literature.
When you graduate from the program, you will be well equipped to pursue a career in your desired field. With a thorough piano background and strong liberal arts foundation, your education will prepare you to use your talent to make a better world.
With approximately 35 students, the piano division is an intimate but growing part of the School of Music. With programs in chamber music, piano pedagogy, performance, and vocal accompanying, every style of playing is being studied and perfected within our division. Our students perform in solorecitals, master classes, solo performances with orchestra, chamber music concerts, as accompanists for singers, and in many other capacities.
In addition, the piano division serves as the source of secondary piano instruction for the School. Secondary study of piano is required for non-piano principals, and students from other majors in the university are encouraged to sign up for lessons.
When you complete your program you will have many opportunities to put your education to good use. Piano majors typically pursue further study or music teaching, or become members of a chamber choirs or other performing ensembles. The strong liberal arts education that you will receive at The Catholic University of America will allow you to use your talent to its greatest potential in whatever career path you choose.