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
Arts Events at SPU
SPU hosts many arts-related events throughout the year. Pictured above: SPU Theatre Department production of "The Billy Goats Gruff" by John Davies, directed by Don Yanik.
Why I Teach at SPU
Wayne Johnson, Director of Keyboard Studies; Professor of Music
"Being a professor of music at Seattle Pacific University allows me to share my love for music with students who are also passionate about it. It also allows me opportunities to fulfill my calling as a performing artist. Teaching is a great way of giving back, encouraging, and nurturing the God-given talent in the wonderful young people we serve at SPU."