The keyboard studies area at Chapman University is directed by Dr. Grace Fong. The piano performance program at Chapman is widely known for the high achievement of our piano majors in local, state, national and international piano competitions, and for the high percentage of graduates in piano performance who pursue graduate degrees at leading music schools in the United States. Our talented and experienced keyboard faculty offer intensive individual instruction, as well as weekly master classes for piano majors. Among the master teachers who have appeared at Chapman are Abbey Simon, Nelita True, Grant Johannesen, Daniel Pollack, John Perry, Frank Wiens, Alan Smith, Grant Gershon, James Barbagallo and Sergei Babayan.
Piano majors are required to complete classes in piano literature, piano pedagogy, piano accompaniment, and chamber music, among others. A senior collaborative piano recital and a half solo piano recital will be given.The bountiful performance opportunities for pianists at Chapman include solo recitals, chamber recitals, the New Music Ensemble, annual concerto competition, accompanying recitals and solo concerto performances with the Chapman Chamber Orchestra.