The undergraduate and graduate keyboard programs are designed for those who wish to develop their performing skills within a multi-faceted School of Music. Students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of their instruments' classical literature through study, coursework, and participation in the rich concert life of the Twin Cities. A graduate program in piano pedagogy is also offered which includes supervised teaching experiences within the school.
Chamber music, accompanying, and collaborative efforts are a high priority with the piano faculty. Supporting this philosophy is the graduate program in accompanying/coaching, established in 1992.
- Music minor
- BA applied emphasis
- BMus (performance, choral music education (piano), music therapy)
- MM collaborative piano and coaching
- MM instrumental performance
- DMA collaborative piano and coaching
- DMA instrumental performance
Marvin O. Mechelke II Piano Competition
The Mechelke Scholarship Competition is open to graduate piano students in even-numbered years (2018), and undergraduate piano majors in odd-numbered years (2019). The next competition will take place in the Mechelke home in spring of 2018. Download the Application Form. Learn more about this competition and the reward.