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Piano

Our long-standing reputation as a strong piano program offers versatility in your path of study.

Pianist Gang Tian in the 2016 Concerto competition

As a piano major, you’ll study with an internationally known faculty of artists/teachers through a variety of program options. Pedagogy, as well as performance, is offered as a major at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. And non-majors can access faculty instruction in our excellent group piano program.

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Sample Courses


  • Keyboard Literature I Pre-Baroque through Classical
  • Form and Analysis
  • Functional Piano
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Special Admission Requirements


For undergraduates and graduates interested in attending the TCU School of Music, there is an admissions process. Learn more about the audition requirements.

What Sets Us Apart


While getting a world-class education, our piano students perform in weekly piano division recitals, master classes with world-renowned artists, an annual competition for an opportunity to play a concerto with the TCU Symphony Orchestra, as well as a variety of chamber music ensembles. Students participate in outreach opportunities, enriching the lives of those in local schools and the community.

TCU and Fort Worth have been long been connected to a storied piano legacy, and in the fall of 2020, a new state-of-the-art concert hall will open on our campus. The 700-seat Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU will honor America’s most inspiring classical musician.

Career Prospects


Many of our piano majors go on to successful careers in music. Undergraduates are prepared for graduate study at the school of their choice. DMA graduates enter the professional world as educators. Our Artist Diploma students become prizewinners in major competitions and build successful careers as performers.