About Us

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The Department of Keyboard Performance at the Frost School of Music is a dynamic center for music scholarship. Regardless if a student is more versed in classical or contemporary repertoire, the performance and academic opportunities are exceptional and for all areas of keyboard study. A degree from the Frost School will ensure broad comprehensive training for a student in a performance-intensive environment. Degree programs incorporate performance, music research, pedagogy, and professional skills to cultivate students for a professional life in music. Graduates may seek careers as concert performers, collaborative pianists/accompanists, and/or as artist teachers.

The Department of Keyboard Performance at the Frost School has an internationally recognized piano faculty that fosters academic and artistic excellence, and creates an environment that is both competitive and supportive. Private lessons are taught with individual student goals in mind, and direction in academics and career pursuits are a priority for the entire faculty. We take pride in the reputation of our keyboard faculty for not only their distinguished concert careers, but also their dedication as inspiring teachers and mentors.

The music and arts culture grows continuously in Miami, providing numerous concert performances with some of the world’s greatest musicians. The Cleveland Orchestra’s residency (during the months of January-March) draws celebrated solo artists such as Radu Lupu and Horacio Gutiérrez, among others. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts also attracts world-renowned concert pianists, including Murray Perahia and Evgeny Kissin, both having played in recent seasons. Performance opportunities are abundant for all piano students at the Frost School, including our annual Concerto Competition, Piano Honors Concert, Guest-Artist master classes, weekly Piano Forums and many other venues both on and off-campus.