Students of the Keyboard Area at the University of Northern Colorado have access to an array of exciting opportunities within and beyond the School of Music. UNC piano students benefit from the regular schedule of recitals and master classes by internationally acclaimed guest artists, such as Frank Weinstock, Marina Lomazov, Anton Nel, Robert Weirich, Stanislav Khristenko and Douglas Humpherys.
Regular chamber music coachings are available with UNC's complement of world-renowned faculty in both the instrumental and vocal areas. Piano students also have the opportunity to compete to perform with the UNC Symphony Orchestra. Piano and Keyboard students are continuously encouraged to perform and participate in musical events on national and international stages.
Through the personalized advising system at UNC, faculty works closely with each student to design an individualized plan of study that prepares students for professional success.
In addition to many concerts and performance opportunities, the School of Music hosts the annual three-day Colorado Piano Festival and Colorado Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
Bachelor of Arts - Music
Bachelor of Music - Education:
Bachelor or Music - Piano Performance
Graduate Performance Certificate
Master of Music - Piano Performance
Master of Music - Collaborative Piano
Doctor of Arts - Piano Performance
Doctor of Arts - Collaborative Piano
“In the terminal degree of my education in music, UNC has opened up my eyes to how
many opportunities there are both now, and after I graduate. I have started every
semester with the attitude that I already know what I am going to contribute to the
world through music, and every semester I have had multiple professors take individual
interest in the skillset I have to offer and inspired me to open new doors that broaden
my resume and musical fulfillment.”
Jesse Pierson, DA (2017)
Faculty & Staff
The Keyboard area at UNC boasts an international faculty from China, Poland, South Africa and Namibia that collectively has performed and taught on five continents. These artist-pedagogues are dedicated to guiding and nurturing the artistic and intellectual development of keyboard students through in-depth experiences in musicianship, performance and scholarship.