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Piano Studio at UND
The UND Piano Program is nationally recognized for preparing students for a professional career in the field of music. The piano faculty have substantial experience in solo and collaborative performance with broad knowledge in music literature, music theory and piano pedagogy.
- Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
- Bachelor of Musical Arts (Piano)
- Bachelor of Music Education (Piano)
- Bachelor of Music Therapy (Piano)
- Master of Music in Piano Performance
- Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy
A piano degree at UND offers:
- Undergraduate scholarships, graduate assistantships and graduate tuition waivers.
- Specialized instruction in solo piano and collaborative piano performance, piano accompanying, piano literature and piano pedagogy.
- Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in collaborative piano.
- Financial support for professional travel (e.g. summer festivals, conferences, etc.), production of DVD and CD recordings (e.g. school auditions, competitions, etc.), and acquisition of professional materials (e.g. scores, concert attire, etc.).
- Opportunities to perform in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall which features an Imperial Bösendorfer piano.
- A state of the art keyboard piano laboratory with 15 Clavinova digital pianos.
- Recitals and master classes with world-renowned guest artists.
- Performance opportunities throughout the region supported by the UND Music Department.
- Preparation for auditions, festivals, graduate schools, and competitions.
Prospective students can Schedule a Visit, and are encouraged to contact the keyboard faculty for an interview and a sample lesson (Skype lessons are also available). The Keyboard Division appreciates your interest and continued support.
Please contact us for any questions or special needs.
2016 UND Piano Concerto Competition
The UND Piano Program is pleased to announce the 2016 UND Piano Concerto Competition. The competition is open to student enrolled in middle or high school in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or Montana. The winner will be invited to participate the UND Chamber Orchestra as a featured soloist on its November 30th concert at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall. Additional honorable mentions may also be selected.
- Submit an application and a $25 application fee by October 21. Finalists will be notified by October 24 by email and invited to participate in the final round at UND Music. Submit application and fee to UND Piano Concerto Competition / University of North Dakota Music Department, 3350 Campus Road Stop 7125 Grand Forks, ND 58202
- Submit a video recording internet link of the video your student playing one of the following concertos by Mozart to email@example.com. The recording does not require an orchestra part (second piano) at this time. You may also send a MP3 file. Select on the of following exposition section and cadenza from the first movement:
- Wolfgang A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A Major K.414
- Piano Concerto No.19 in F Major K.459
- Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major K.488
- Perform the concerto movement entirely from memory on November 5, 2016 (Saturday) at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall in Hughes Fine Arts Center. You may bring your own accompanist, however, the UND piano program will provide an accompanist ($25) if needed. You will have 20 minutes of rehearsal time in the recital hall prior to the final round performance. Final results will be announced 20 minutes after the competition is completed. High school seniors may use the final round of performance as an UND Music scholarship audition.
Please contact Dr. Nariaki Sugiura by calling 701-777-2839 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.