Our students are engaged in a wide range of academic pursuits that include degree programs in 160 undergraduate and graduate fields delivered by 6 different colleges.
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Piano students at Arkansas State enjoy many opportunities to perform and gain practical experience, so they can become well-rounded musicians and teachers. There are weekly Studio Classes, master classes with renowned guest artists, chamber music, jazz, and organ. We have piano pedagogy classes and lectures, an MTNA Collegiate Chapter, and opportunities to attend local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and festivals. Students collaborate with vocalists. instrumentalists, and choirs. Collaborative performances are treated the same as solo performances, with piano faculty and other non-piano faculty members offering insights and suggestions. There are excellent performance instruments in both the Recital Hall and Riceland Hall, the latter of which has two Steinway D Pianos. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed piano faculty members.
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Please consult Dr. Lauren Schack Clark in advance with questions about eligibility of specific pieces.
International students and others may send video links.
UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELOR OF MUSIC)
Prepare at least three works of contrasting styles and time periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, After 1900) from the standard repertoire, to be performed from memory. Students may be asked to sight read a short piece.
UNDERGRADUATE (BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION, BACHELOR OF ARTS)
Same as above, but prepare at least two contrasting pieces.
GRADUATE (MM, CONCENTRATION IN PIANO PERFORMANCE/PIANO PERFORMANCE AND PEDAGOGY)
Prepare at least three works of contrasting styles and time periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, After 1900) from the standard repertoire, to be performed from memory. Students will be asked about prior knowledge of scales, arpeggios, and chord progressions, and may be asked to sight read a short piece.
GRADUATE (MM, CONCENTRATION IN COLLABORATIVE PIANO PERFORMANCE)
Students will be asked to prepare 1-2 works from the standard art song, opera, instrumental, or chamber music repertoire, preferably performed with a partner(s). They should also prepare at least one work from the standard solo piano repertoire, to be performed from memory or with the music. Students will be asked to sight read a short piece.