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World-renowned Faculty and a Rich History

Superlative training for performers and teachers from Kansas, and the world.

KU piano degrees are respected worldwide as a measure of excellence and innovation in the art of piano performance and pedagogy. KU students win national and international prizes in competitions, perform at festivals, present at conferences, pursue internships, and publish articles. Piano alumni hold teaching positions at top conservatories and universities in the US and abroad.

When you study piano at KU, the focus will be on you and your personal growth.

  • You’ll receive exceptional training working with KU’s internationally recognized faculty, pursuing one of the many performance and pedagogy options on-offer.
  • You’ll be supported playing solo recitals, chamber music, concerti, and collaborative works.
  • You’ll teach in KU’s innovative Pianos without Borders program.
  • You’ll take part in masterclasses with world-famous visiting artists and have opportunities to compete in schoolwide competitions.

We’ll help you build a foundation of skills enabling a lifetime of success

KU offers scholarships and teaching assistantships to qualified students
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