With our long-standing reputation as a strong piano school, TCU offers a wide-ranging program to students of varying abilities. Piano majors study with an internationally known faculty of artists/teachers through a variety of program options. In addition to performance, studies in piano pedagogy and collaborative piano are offered at all levels of study. Non-majors can pursue piano study through group piano offerings and private study.

The TCU School of Music offers the following degree programs in piano:

The School of Music also offers a Bachelor of Arts in music and a music minor.

Learn more about our piano pedagogy program.

Learn more about our collaborative piano program.

In addition, the School of Music offers the Artist Diploma program for exceptional pianists who seek a conservatory approach rather than the traditional course of study leading to an academic degree with a performance major offered for post-baccalaureate students.

Scholarship support is available for talented undergraduate  music majors. Assistantships that include full-tuition remission plus a stipend are available for graduate students.

Ann Gipson, BM, MM, PhD, NCTM – Division Chair, Director of Piano Pedagogy, Associate Professor of Piano
Michael Bukhman, BM, MM, DMA – Assistant Professor – Collaborative Piano & Chamber Music
Enrico Elisi, DI, AD, MM, DMA – Associate Professor of Piano in the Harold D. and Imogen Herndon Professorship in Music
Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao, BM, MA, MM, AD, DMA – Assistant Professor of Professional Practice & Collaborative Piano Artist
Yoheved Kaplinsky, BM, MM, DMA – Distinguished Guest Professor of Piano
Harold Martina, Professor of Piano
Guillermo Martinez, BM, MM – Instructor in Class Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Tamás Ungár, LMusA, MM, DM – Professor of Piano

In addition to studying at a first-class university, our piano students perform in weekly piano division recitals, master classes with world-renowned artists, an annual competition for an opportunity to play a concerto with the TCU Symphony Orchestra, as well as a variety of chamber music ensembles. Students participate in outreach opportunities, enriching the lives of those in local schools and the community.

Chamber Music

New Music Ensemble

More Ensembles

Many of our piano majors go on to successful careers in music. Undergraduates are prepared for graduate study at the school of their choice. DMA graduates enter the professional world as educators. Our Artist Diploma students become prizewinners in major competitions and build successful careers as performers.

Your faculty advisor will work with you to choose the right combination of courses and mentor you so you can reach your goals.

Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant to learn more about everything Career Services has to offer music majors.

Career Preparation

Admission & Audition Information

For undergraduates and graduates wanting to attend the TCU School of Music, there is an admissions process. Learn more about the audition requirements below.

Admission Information

Audition Requirements

For further information about the TCU Piano Program, contact:
Ann M. Gipson, PhD, NCTM

Division Chair, Piano
Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies
Associate Professor of Piano

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