Piano at Northwestern
University of Northwestern offers a vibrant piano program with opportunities for performance, tours, accompaniment and ministry. Opportunity highlights are listed below.
Majors for Piano Students
Piano students may choose a variety of tracks for their course of study. Learn more on the Music Degrees page.
Top piano students go on a tour each fall, providing opportunities to perform piano duets, solos, and concerto movements with piano accompaniment.
Collegiate Piano Festival: November 23, 2013
The UNW Collegiate Piano Festival is an adjudicated performance designed to encouage undergraduate piano students in the pursuit of excellence. Cash awards are presented for first, second and third prize. Friends and family are welcome to attend performances. Applications must be received by November 4, 2013. For more information, call the music office at 651-631-5218, or Dr. Barbara Rogers at 651-631-5485.
Summer Piano Institute: July 28 - August 2, 2014
The Northwestern Piano Institute is designed for those between 11–18 years old who wish to take their piano playing abilities to the next level. Students are challenged, motivated, and encouraged in their piano studies while enjoying the companionship of other students who share the same love for the piano. University of Northwestern piano students have opportunities to be part of this long-running piano tradition.
Piano Festival: March 15, 2014
The University of Northwestern Piano Festival is open to all piano students in grades 4–12, and is generally held in March. Participants enter in the classical and/or gospel categories. Festival director Dr. Richard Lange works with University of Northwestern piano students to host the event.