Piano studies at California State University, Stanislaus provide exceptional artistic performance and pedagogy training in a personalized, focused, and nurturing environment. The Piano Performance degree includes weekly 60-minute lessons as well as courses in piano literature, piano pedagogy, accompanying, and chamber music. The curriculum is designed to give students a well-rounded background in essential musical skills to enable them to become practicing musicians and effective teachers and to prepare them for further study at the graduate level.
Department facilities include high-quality newer Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, and Boston pianos that are available for student practice. Piano majors perform frequently in the Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall, which houses two outstanding Steinway concert grand pianos.
Here’s what students currently enrolled in the piano program are saying about their experience studying at CSU Stanislaus:
Geoff Baker-Matson, sophomore majoring in piano performance:
"While studying piano at CSU Stanislaus, I have learned efficient practice approaches that have led me to greater success than I have ever had before."