Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Performance

Overview: Learn the Keys to a Future in Music

Balance a liberal arts foundation with opportunities to perform in the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Performance program. In this program, offered by the College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University (GCU), you explore a breadth of coursework that aims to improve your playing and prepare you for performance. Gain a well-rounded education in the arts that explores piano, instrument and voice training.

At GCU, our piano performance program enhances your skills through a combination of theory; learning labs; and private, applied practice. Establish techniques to play collaboratively or as part of a choral group, and take advanced coursework in pedagogy to explore piano teaching. Solo recitals frequent your curriculum and lead to your culminating program experience: The senior recital, hosted by the music department, provides the perfect stage for you to demonstrate your advanced talents in piano performance.

Degree Outcomes: Advanced Piano Techniques and Performing

In the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Performance degree program, you advance your knowledge of piano playing, composition and education through advanced coursework and private instruction. This program provides opportunities to perform as part of an ensemble and on your own to increase your comfort performing in solo and collaborative recitals as well as your familiarity with the stage.

What You Will Learn: Collaborative Piano Performance Curriculum

In this piano performance degree program, you study a breadth of topics, including:

  • Class piano and voice
  • Private piano study and performance training
  • Music theory including aural skills and musicianship
  • Form and analysis, conducting and piano literature
  • Collaborative piano techniques and repertoire

Career Outcomes: Career Options in Piano Performance

As a graduate with this degree in piano performance, you may choose to pursue a career as a pianist, private piano instructor, musician or composer. Typical workplaces include private music schools, musical groups and ensembles, performance centers and entertainment agencies.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.