Piano Studies at Weatherford College combine a rigorous curriculum of core music classes with a solid focus on piano skills and repertoire. Applied piano study is available to majors and non-majors. More than 30 concerts opportunities per an academic year include student recital, studio classes, guest artists recital & masterclass, WC Piano Festival, WC Chamber Music Ensemble Concert, WC International Piano Competition, WCIPC Winner’s Concert & Master Class Series, and various community events. Students also have the opportunity to play with other musicians in a duo or chamber music setting or with a choir ensemble, Opera workshop, and WC Jazz Band. WC Piano students have won various national and international competitions. Recent guest artists and WCIPC Judges have included Boris Slutsky, Alan Chow, Aviram Reichert, Peter Takacs, Jose Mendez, Jason Kwak, Michael Bukhman, Alvin Zhu, Eleonora Karpukhova, Spencer Myer, Andrew Staupe, Eva Polgar, Thomas Lanner, Cathy Lysinger, and Amy Gustafson.
All Steinway School
Weatherford College is a proud all-Steinway School and expected to become one of the first Spirio Schools in the nation. WC piano students will practice, rehearse, and perform on new, beautiful Steinway pianos.
Applied piano study is available to majors and non-majors. The numerous performance opportunities include student recital, studio classes, master classes with the piano faculty and guest artists, community events and the WC International Piano Festival and Competition. WC student pianists are encouraged to participate in piano competitions and festivals to develop their skills and increase their knowledge of the piano repertoire.
The collaborative piano experience is an important component of the piano curriculum at Weatherford College. Students have the opportunity to play with other musicians in a duo or chamber music setting or with a choir ensemble, Opera workshop and WC Jazz Band. Piano students learn various aspects of collaborative piano playing, including rehearsal techniques and score markings. They are assigned to work with other music students to experience the collaborative process through rehearsals and performances.
In association with music theory courses, the group piano courses for music majors enable students to develop their music-reading and keyboard skills through chord approach, keyboard harmony, transposition, and solo and ensemble playing.
- Participation in Weatherford College International Piano Competition
- Experience regular master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed pianists.
- Play with other musicians in a duo or chamber music setting or with a choir ensemble, Opera workshop, and WC Jazz Band.
- Professional Classical Pianist
Scholarship & Audition
Weatherford College Piano Scholarship may cover tuition, room & board, meals, and textbooks based on talent and musical ability as demonstrated by your audition.
Admission to the piano program is based on:
- An audition consisting of a performance of two pieces from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, or Twentieth-Century)
- Academic records
For more information or schedule an audition, contact Dr. Hyeyoung Song.
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