The Piano Focus in the Upper Division focuses on expanding the performance experience and skill set of the student. Pianists are integrated with rhythm sections and larger stage moments, giving them the real-world experience in commercial performance. Like all Performer participants, pianists are cast in customized moments according to stylistic preferences and skill level. Due to the nature of the instrument, piano performers are asked to select a secondary Focus to engage alongside piano. Students will study both classical and commercial styles of piano, with intensive study in classical technique, improvisation, and theory. Students will also receive private lessons and daily one-on-one training.
For those seeking a highly technical experience with music theory, composition, engraving as well as piano proficiency, the Creator Program is a great alternative choice to the Piano Focus.