Why you should study piano at ASTATE
Personal attention in a caring environment
The only school in the state to offer the Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy and the Master of Music in Collaborative Piano.
Scholarships available for piano majors
Graduate Assistantships available
Dr. Lauren Schack Clark is active as a performer as well as a teacher.
Many performance opportunities, from studio classes to recitals to local competitions
Piano majors have the opportunity to perform a solo recital every year
Piano Pedagogy classes involve hands-on, practical training with students teaching in lab classes and building skills through experience, observation, and coaching from the instructor.
New Pianos in many practice rooms
Excellent Steinway D pianos in both major performance spaces
Proximity to Memphis (just over 1 hour drive to hear the Memphis Symphony)
New Allen organ at Riceland Hall
Student chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Frequent guest artists and master clinicians