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The Keyboard Studies program at the University of Central Oklahoma offers students the opportunity to grow as a musician with experienced and caring teachers. Students perform and share ideas in various settings including solo, ensemble, and master-classes with special artists/teachers. To enhance their musical and technical growth, they can also study with internationally renowned Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Valery Kuleshov, the 1998 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist. Piano Literature and Piano Pedagogy, taught by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse Shaw, are parts of the curriculum for the pianists/teachers of the twenty-first century. The goal of preparing effective teachers includes hands-on experience and supervised student teaching with readily accessible mentoring. UCO keyboard graduates take pride in the quality enrichment they receive from their scholarly and artistic experience.
The Piano Ensemble, "ClavinOrchestra," utilizes state-of-the-art Yamaha Clavinovas. Participating in the ClavinOrchestra offers pianists the rare opportunity to experience an endless variety of ensemble sounds, from classical to jazz and rock, in multiple-keyboard groups of all sizes.
For more information, contact Dr. David Forbat email@example.com (405) 974-5149.