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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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All-Steinway Initiative

With the help of many incredible donors, UNC embarked on our mission to become an All-Steinway School in 2018. This meaningful distinction demonstrates our commitment to excellence in music education by providing our students and faculty with the best instruments possible for the study of music. In February of 2021, the University of Northern Colorado became the first public university in Colorado to receive this meaningful distinction thanks to the generosity of our donors.

 

LEARN  MORE ABOUT UNC'S ALL-STEINWAY DESIGNATION

 

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 the United States 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.

Lei Weng, School of Music Faculty

LEI
WENG

Keyboard Area Head, Piano
Professor of Music

Frasier 23
(970) 351-2615
Lei.Weng@unco.edu

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Adam Zukiewicz, School of Music Faculty

ADAM PIOTR ŻUKIEWICZ

Piano
Associate Professor of Music

Frasier 155
(970) 351-4909
Adam.Zukiewicz@unco.edu

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Katilyn Rittner, School of Music Faculty

KATILYN
RITTNER

Class Piano
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 85
(970) 351-2993
Katilyn.Rittner@unco.edu

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Joe McAllister, School of Music Faculty

JOE
MCALLISTER

Collaborative Piano
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 152
(970) 351-2993
Joseph.McAllister@unco.edu

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Debra Throgmorton, School of Music Faculty

DEBRA THROGMORTON

Harpsichord
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 3
(970) 351-2346
Debra.Throgmorton@unco.edu

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Dana Landry, School of Music Faculty

DANA
LANDRY

Director of Jazz Studies
Jazz Piano, Professor of Music

Frasier 201
(970) 351-2253
Dana.Landry@unco.edu

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Thomas Amend, School of Music Faculty

THOMAS AMEND

Jazz Piano
Adjunct Faculty

Frasier 206B
(970) 351-2577
Thomas.Amend@unco.edu

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