Welcome to the Piano Area of East Central University's Music Department!
Our strong piano program prepares students to be performers, accompanists and piano teachers, as well as providing a thorough and solid musical base for pianists going on to advanced studies in graduate school. In addition to weekly lessons, classes are offered in accompanying, piano literature and piano pedagogy, and there are many performing opportunities with weekly studio classes, departmental recitals, studio recitals and juries, and events in the community. Pianist students also have the opportunity to accompany and teach private students, gaining valuable job experience.
In addition to nurturing our piano majors, the piano professors have the chance to work with all music students at ECU as well as any ECU student interested in developing their piano skills. There are four levels of class piano offered every semester, as well as private piano lessons available with any of the area's four piano teachers. Piano skills are essential for all musicians, and a music degree from ECU ensures that motivated students will have the skills necessary to work with choirs, accompany students for competitions and provide music for worship.
We are proud to present an extensive series of piano recitals every year by students, faculty, and guest artists. Each semester we offer master classes by visiting pianists, all free and open to the community. See the Department Calendar for a full East Central University Department of Music calendar. In addition, ECU is currently the host of the MTNA/OMTA Collegiate Piano Competition, as well as many other Oklahoma Music Teacher Association and Federation of Music Club events.
We are particularly proud of our new keyboard instruments. Faust Auditorium recently obtained a beautiful Steinway B and this spring the department acquired a Dowd, two-manual Flemish-style harpsichord. Harpsichord lessons, as well as organ lessons are available to all students.
For more information or to set up a visit to our lovely campus, please contact Lark Powers at 580-559-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are welcome to sit in on piano classes, studio recitals and lessons.
We hope to see you at one of the many piano concerts scheduled for the upcoming year.
Dr. Lark Powers, DMA