Academics

Keyboard Studies

SCF keyboard studies are open to all SCF degree-seeking students. Instruction is offered both through one-on-one lessons (Applied Piano/Organ) and through classroom instruction (Class Piano). Applied Piano and Applied Organ are offered at both SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice; Class Piano is offered at SCF Bradenton.

Class Piano I (MVK 1111A) is group class instruction offered to beginning piano students, with different sections offered for students pursuing music degrees and students pursuing other degrees. Emphasis is placed on music reading and basic keyboard skills. Class Piano II (MVK 1111B), III (MVK 2121A), and IV (MVK 2121B) are part of the four-semester sequence recommended for all music pre-majors with primary instruments other than the piano or organ.

Applied Piano and Applied Organ lessons are open to all SCF degree-seeking students at all levels of instruction from beginning to advanced. An applied lesson consists of weekly one-on-one instruction with one of our highly ualified teachers. To see the list of distinguished piano faculty go to Music Faculty. Link

Piano majors and principals are required to attend the piano repertory class, held every Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. The main purpose of the class is to provide a positive, encouraging environment for the development of performance skills. Classes are held in room 11-189 and in the Neel Performing Arts Center. The piano repertory class is not for credit.

SCF students who are pursuing a degree other than music may take Applied Piano and Organ as an elective for personal enrichment. Non-degree seeking students may take non-credit instruction as SCF through the Center for Corporate & Community Development (CCD). Call Roresu Chandler at 752-5669 for more information about the CCD program.

The SCF Music Program offers a state-of-the-art music technology lab equipped with 11 Clavinova keyboards, 20 Mac computers, Sibelius, Finale, and Practica Musica software programs. The SCF Music Program offers practice rooms equipped with pianos.

The SCF keyboard program often features guest artists as recitalists and master class teachers. Check the SCF music events for this year's offerings.

Scholarships are available to all full-time SCF students; you do not need to be a music major to be awarded a keyboard scholarship. Contact Dr. Charles Turon, coordinator of keyboard studies, at 941-752-5582 or email turonc@scf.edu for an audition.

 

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