Piano and Keyboard Studies
The Piano/Keyboard program at UCO offers a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Master of Music in Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano. There is also an opportunity to minor in either Collaborative Piano or Piano Pedagogy.
Chamber Music Groups
Players in the various chamber ensembles usually focus on one-on-a-part performances, which allow the musicians to experience the highest levels of responsibility and flexibility. This type of individual performance responsibility helps the student musician to mature and grow, as they learn to function and perform like a professional. In addition, chamber ensembles allow students to experience music from every different compositional style period, from medieval and renaissance music to current pieces by living composers. The chamber ensembles function almost as a music "lab" experience, where the musicians can apply what they learn in theory and history.
UCO Keyboard Ensemble (Clavinorchestra)
The UCO Keyboard Ensemble (Clavinorchestra) utilizes state-of-the-art Yamaha Clavinovas in combination with Steinway pianos. Participating in the Clavinorchestra offers pianists the rare opportunity to experience endless variety of ensemble sounds, from classical to jazz, in multiple-keyboard groups of all sizes.
- All-Steinway Initiative: UCO is becoming an all-Steinway school and already features Steinway grand pianos in all of its performing venues.
- ESPK (Ergonomically-Scaled Piano Keyboard): UCO is excited to have two ESPKs for student use, among the very few in OK! With these pianos, those with a limited hand span can play comfortably and access more repertoire.
- Digital Keyboards: With UCO’s Yamaha Clavinovas, students use cutting-edge digital piano technology to create original orchestrations and more.
- Harpsichord: Students gain experience in historical performance practice on our custom-made harpsichord, built in 2013 by Bennight.