Keyboard

The All-Steinway Dewberry School of Music keyboard studies seeks to enhance the artistic and technical development of aspiring pianists through comprehensive mentorship, study and performances of solo pianists and collaborative artists.

Courses are offered at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral level and include guidance in solo performance, piano concerto performance, chamber piano and duo- piano repertoire, keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, as well as collaborative performance with singers and other instrumentalists. Pianists have the opportunity to perform in ensembles, along with performing solo recitals, collaborative recitals, and lecture-recitals.

Keyboard studies faculty are among the nation’s most prominent. These acclaimed and devoted teachers are internationally regarded as soloists, recitalists, adjudicators and teachers of masterclasses and workshops.

A Grand Piano Celebration 

Held annually in September, A Grand Piano Celebration features our outstanding student soloists and faculty artists. Proceeds benefit student scholarships for the Dewberry School of Music.

A Grand Piano Celebration, recorded on Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m. is now available on Mason Arts at Home for free viewing.­­­­­­ For more information about the new online platform and troubleshooting, please read the FAQs here.

A Grand Piano Celebration 2022
A Grand Piano Celebration 2022
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2022 Grand Piano Celebration
Jiye Kim and Ethan Walter
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2022 Grand Piano Celebration
Ann Phan Thuy Nguyen
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2022 Grand Piano Celebration
Yechan Enoch Lim

Watch excerpts of performances from A Grand Piano Celebration 2022

Student, Yiran He performing White Peacock, by Charles Thomlison Griffes.

Students, David Szabo, tenor and Yingfei Li, piano perform Hoffnung, Opus 82, No.1, by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Students, Jiye Kim and GaYoung Lee, duo piano, perform Paganini Variations, by Witold Lutoslawski.

Dr. Linda Apple Monson and Dr. Anna Balakerskaia with Dr. John Paul Healey and student Eunae Ko Han perform Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa.

Ga Young Lee
Ga Young Lee - Piano

GaYoung Lee, a DMA candidate in piano performance in the studio of Dr. Linda Monson, won a Gold Medal in the 2021 Grand Maestro International Music Competition. A worldwide competition organized by the Concours de Musique et des Beaux Arts Canada, the Grand Maestro International Music Competition comprises a panel of international concert artists, university professors from renowned musical institutions, and experienced pedagogues.