Keyboard Ensemble is a small chamber ensemble that offers keyboard students the opportunity to make music with other keyboard students by exploring the world of duet and two-piano literature — including the delightful body of four-hand literature by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, and Debussy.
As a member of Keyboard Ensemble, you will spend a significant part of each class practicing sight-reading. In addition, you will be assigned a specific four-hand repertoire commensurate with your level of proficiency. You will discover that learning and performing these works with a partner is an enjoyable and rewarding chamber music experience. Besides class-time practice, you will have a number of opportunities to perform outside of class, including weekly music practicums and studio encounters, as well as junior and senior recitals.
Membership in Keyboard Ensemble is open to Music majors, Music minors, and nonmajors who have a solid background in piano. If you are interested in joining, you will need to confer with Dr. Wayne Johnson before registering, to determine class placement and eligibility.
Prelude, from Prelude in A Minor, BWV 543, by J.S. Bach
Chelsea Kerr, Class of 2012
Why I Teach at SPU
Dainius Vaičekonis, Assistant Professor of Piano; Director of Keyboard Studies
“I teach at SPU because it is my great joy, privilege, and responsibility to teach young, spiritual students fundamentals and true values in music through the art of piano. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience, revealing talents in each individual, developing my students’ skills and confidence, and inspiring creativity and academic success.”