Few instruments offer as individualized a medium for expression as the piano, and your success as a pianist depends on individualized instruction. Our piano faculty are at the top of their field as performers and teachers; and take into account each student's needs, aptitudes, background and goals to create a unique plan for success. Our curriculum includes a balance of applied lessons, academic courses and the study of pedagogy, in addition to opportunities for hands-on experience as a performer, teacher and accompanist
Auditions for Fall 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Pianists wishing to audition who are not available on this date should contact Dr. Wottrich to schedule an alternate audition date. Pianists should prepare a representative recital program for their audition, which will include an interview portion and sightreading. Choosing works of contrasting stylistic periods is recommended. Details regarding the application process can be found below. Interested pianists can contact piano faculty members Dr. Groves or Dr. Wottrich with additional questions.
Pianists in the M.M. and D.M.A. programs will also be invited to perform in the NDSU Chamber Music Festival upon recommendation from the faculty.