Keyboard

Students of the Keyboard Area at the University of Northern Colorado have access to an array of exciting opportunities within and beyond the School of Music. UNC piano students benefit from the regular schedule of recitals and master classes by internationally acclaimed guest artists, such as Frank Weinstock, Marina Lomazov, Anton Nel, Robert Weirich, Stanislav Khristenko and Douglas Humpherys.

Regular chamber music coachings are available with UNC's complement of world-renowned faculty in both the instrumental and vocal areas. Piano students also have the opportunity to compete to perform with the UNC Symphony Orchestra. Piano and Keyboard students are continuously encouraged to perform and participate in musical events on national and international stages.

Through the personalized advising system at UNC, faculty works closely with each student to design an individualized plan of study that prepares students for professional success.

 
Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Doctoral piano recital

Piano Studio Class

Piano Studio Class

Professor Lei Weng teaches piano studio class.

Liszt's Favorite Piano

Liszt's Favorite Piano

Students participate in a special event featuring Liszt's Favorite Piano.

Professor Justin Krawitz

Professor Justin Krawitz

Justin Krawitz answers a student's question in a piano class.

Piano Faculty

Piano Faculty

Lei Weng, Justin Krawitz, Willem van Schalkwyk, Adam Żukiewicz

Piano Performance

Piano Performance

Student piano performance

Professor Adam Żukiewicz

Professor Adam Żukiewicz

Adam Żukiewicz teaches a master class.

Liszt's Favorite Piano

Liszt's Favorite Piano

Students participate in a special event featuring Liszt's Favorite Piano.

Professor Lei Weng Concerto Performance

Professor Lei Weng Concerto Performance

Lei Weng performs with the University Symphony Orchestra.

Professor Willem van Schalkwyk

Professor Willem van Schalkwyk

Willem van Schalkwyk works with a student in a master class.

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Colorado Piano Festival

Festivals

In addition to many concerts and performance opportunities, the School of Music hosts the annual three-day Colorado Piano Festival and Colorado Piano Pedagogy Symposium.

Learn more about Colorado Piano Festival and Colorado Piano Pedagogy Symposium


Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts - Music
Bachelor of Music - Education: 
Bachelor or Music - Piano Performance 

Graduate Degrees

Graduate Performance Certificate
Master of Music - Piano Performance
Master of Music - Collaborative Piano
Doctor of Arts - Piano Performance
Doctor of Arts - Collaborative Piano

Learn more about Undergraduate and Graduate Music Degrees at UNC.

 

Success Stories

“In the terminal degree of my education in music, UNC has opened up my eyes to how many opportunities there are both now, and after I graduate. I have started every semester with the attitude that I already know what I am going to contribute to the world through music, and every semester I have had multiple professors take individual interest in the skillset I have to offer and inspired me to open new doors that broaden my resume and musical fulfillment.”
Jesse Pierson, DA (2017)

Faculty & Staff

The Keyboard area at UNC boasts an international faculty from China, Poland, South Africa and Namibia that collectively has performed and taught on five continents. These artist-pedagogues are dedicated to guiding and nurturing the artistic and intellectual development of keyboard students through in-depth experiences in musicianship, performance and scholarship.

 
Justin Krawitz, School of Music Faculty

Justin Krawitz

Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Assistant Professor of Music

 
Dana Landry, School of Music Faculty

Dana Landry

Director of Jazz Studies
Jazz Piano, Professor of Music

 
Debra Throgmorton, School of Music Faculty

Debra Throgmorton

Harpsichord

 
Willem Van Schalkwyk, School of Music Faculty

Willem Van Schalkwyk

Piano and Opera/Vocal Coaching
Assistant Professor of Music

 
Lei Weng, School of Music Faculty

Lei Weng

Keyboard Area Head, Piano
Associate Professor of Music

 
Adam Zukiewicz, School of Music Faculty

Adam Piotr Zukiewicz

Piano
Assistant Professor of Music