Collaborative Piano Overview

Welcome to the LSU Collaborative Piano Department!

Wilkommen! Benvenutti! ¡Bienvenidos! Bienvenu! Добро пожаловать! Bem-vindo!


In the world of music, few fields are more extensive and challenging than Collaborative Piano. Now, more than ever, the collaborative pianist is involved in numerous positions across multiple disciplines: from religious service to the opera stages of the world; from the classroom to the annual recital series; from the recording studio to the digital media; from the harpsichord to the celesta.

The goal of the Collaborative Piano Program at LSU is to prepare you for as many or these situations as possible before graduation, in the supportive and safe environment of University life. In addition to exposing you to and training you in the multitude aspects of the craft, the Collaborative Piano curriculum is focused on developing critical thinking that will pertain to all aspects of your career.

During the two-year program, the collaborative piano students will have many opportunities to participate in the superb orchestral and choral programs at LSU, interact with a faculty that boasts world-renowned teachers and performers, and be involved in the productions of the historic opera program, to name a few.

The Collaborative Piano faculty at LSU will encourage you to be a thinking individual in your everyday life, in your classes, in your playing, and especially in your practicing! We will expect you to be inquisitive, to question paradigms, to search for your own voice, and to extrapolate knowledge. We would like to present you with all of our institution's resources and discuss ways to create your own opportunities for learning and performance. We believe that upon graduation, you should have mastered most of the skills that will make you a valuable and successful artist: 

  • A strong musicianship
  • A wide variety of musical skills and interests
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Desire for community engagement

Look out for our DMA program, which will be revealed soon!