The College of Arts and Architecture


Penn State’s keyboard students have the best of all possible worlds - opportunities and experiences that can only be found at a large comprehensive institution, plus a smaller supportive environment within the School of Music. All piano majors receive hour-long private lessons with faculty members and attend regular studio performance classes. Specialized courses for pianists include piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, and accompanying/chamber music courses.

All students gain performance experience through recitals and masterclasses, and all have the opportunity to take part in a wide array of chamber music and ensembles. Piano students may apply to the program that best fits their goals from our comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. Students can double major or take advantage of the wide variety of minors and certificate programs available.

We take pride in creating an atmosphere that fosters musical excellence while offering students challenging and inspirational experiences. Our programs offer individualized attention and the opportunity to work with an outstanding faculty of artists, teachers, and scholars. We encourage you to visit campus, observe classes and ensembles, attend performance, and meet faculty and students.