The piano/keyboard area focuses on performance, and as such
students concentrate on private instruction. Piano study is also a
central component in the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
At the University of Delaware, pianists have ample opportunity to
engage in chamber music and accompanying. They are invited to perform
in Music School General Student Recitals throughout the academic
year and to participate in the annual Student Concerto Competition.
Guest pianists also visit campus to conduct master classes. Students
take an array of classes that contribute to their overall musical
education, including keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, accompanying,
chamber music, organ class, music theory, ear-training and music
Prospective graduate piano students have the opportunity to audition
for a graduate assistantship. Duties associated with the stipend include
teaching, accompanying and chamber music performance.