Dixie State University

Piano Studies

Explore opportunities for pianists at DSU

Student pianists have the opportunity to take a wide variety of piano courses and other music courses while at DSU including private instruction, piano ensemble, piano accompanying, music theory, ear training, conducting, piano pedagogy, piano literature, and more. Pianists meet together in a weekly performance class where they learn to critique one another and refine their performance and listening skills. Ensemble playing helps students learn essential skills in collaboration, listening, musical style, sight reading, and rehearsal techniques. New for Spring 2019, the Piano Accompanying class focuses specifically on the art of collaborative piano, performance practice, interpretation, and musical style.  Students enrolled in Ensemble and Accompanying rehearse twice weekly, and receive coaching from our wonderful professors. The Piano Ensemble students perform at the end of each semester and participate in other performances on and off campus. Student pianists also have numerous opportunities to work with internationally recognized artists through the Celebrity Concert Series and the All Steinway Series.


All-Steinway Series 2018-19

Robert Nakea, pianist: August 28, 2018 – Eccles Concert Hall

Niccolo Ronchi, piano and Esther Abrami, violin: October 3, 2018 – Eccles Concert Hall

DSU Student Piano Recital: November 14, 2018 – Eccles Concert Hall

DSU Piano Ensemble Concert: November 28, 2018 – Eccles Concert Hall

Duo Fortin-Poirier: April 5, 2019 – Eccles Concert Hall (tickets required, click here)

DSU Student Piano Recital: April 10, 2019 – Eccles Concert Hall

DSU Piano Ensemble Concert: April 17, 2019 – Eccles Concert Hall




Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music

Bachelor of Music Education

Music Minor

Piano Courses:

Private Piano Instruction

Group Piano

Piano Pedagogy

Piano Literature

Piano Accompanying

Piano Ensemble