Piano Studies with Jack Ergo
Pianos maintained in optimal condition.
10-rank Wicks organ (Cheville Chapel)
23-rank Casavant Pipe Organ
Performance Opportunities: As a pianist, you may accompany ensembles or individual musicians in addition to performing solo in student recitals.
Piano Proficiency: All music majors must show evidence of piano proficiency. Students may take the proficiency exam or register to take Piano Class for Proficiency (MUSC2120-1 s.h.). This course is designed to aid students who need further keyboard study to help them pass the examination. The piano proficiency exam judges 5 skills: major and relative minor scales up to 4# and 4b keys played in 16th notes with both hands for 4-octaves, a prepared hymn of student's choice, one standard polyphonic composition of faculty's choice prepared in advance, one easy accompaniment to be sight-read and a given melody to be provided which can be harmonized, using only primary triads, as well as transposed into other keys containing up to 4# or 4b. The exam, given by keyboard faculty members toward the end of each semester, must be first attempted no later than the fourth semester of the student's enrollment. Portions of the exam not passed may be taken again.