Keyboard students in all degree programs receive:


  • Students perform each semester in studio recitals and semester juries, and may audition annually to play a solo recital.
  • Through the department's faculty and guest concert series, students have exposure to a wide variety of music as well as the opportunity to perform in annual master classes.
  • Piano students perform collaboratively with fellow students in studio recitals each semester. 
  • A wealth of extra curricular performance experiences include community master class performances and recital performances and faculty/student outings to RPO and other community concerts
  • Nazareth piano graduates have been awarded scholarships and teaching assistantships for graduate piano study and are employed as teachers and performers in public school, collegiate, community, and church settings.

Keyboard Events 2023-24

  • September 24, 3 pm, Wilmot Recital Hall: Tigran Vardanyan, violin, Benjamin Krug, cello, Jacob Ertl, piano 
  • October 2, All day Piano Competition 
  • October 22: Piano Duo Keyboard faculty 
  • February 18: Margaret Leenhouts, violin; Kevin Nitsch, piano 
  • April 14: Guest Recital 
  • April 21: Nazareth Piano Trio

See for the most up to date information.

Past Events
  • National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, 2022
    Performance by Dr. Bonnie Choi

  • National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, 2021
    Paper and Lightning Talk presentation: Dr. Bonnie Choi

  • MTNA Virtual Conference, 2021
    Video and poster presentation by Nazareth College Collegiate Chapter
    Paper presentation by Dr. Bonnie Choi

  • MTNA Collegiate Chapter Symposium, 2021
    Video presentation by Nazareth College Collegiate Chapter
    Poster presentation by Nazareth College Collegiate Chapter

  • NYSMTA Virtual Symposium, 2020
  • MTNA Conference, Chicago 2020
    Poster presentation by students

  • National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Illinois, 2019
    Poster presentation: Stephanie Mercer, MM'19

  • Keyboard Recital Series 2017-18
    • Behind the Notes: Henry Wong Doe, Sept. 29, 2017
  • Keyboard Recital Series 2016-17
    • Behind the Notes: Jacob Ertl, Oct. 8, 2016
    • Piano Miniatures: Richard Becker, Oct. 16, 2016
    • Keyboard Wit, Vituosity and Evocation, Linda Boianova, January 20, 2017
    • Our Evenings: Beverly Smoker, March 5, 2017

  • Piano Masterclasses
    • Nelita True, November 18, 2016
    • Paul Sanchez, March 14, 2017

  • Pinnacle Lutheran Church Concert Series: February 26, 2017
    • Piano Masterclasses

  • MTNA Conference, Baltimore 2017
    • Poster presentation by students

  • Piano Studio Recitals
    • November 10, 2017
      November 21, 2017
      March 22, 2018
      April 13, 2018
  • Chamber Music Studio Recital: April 18, 2017

  • Jazz Ensemble and Combo Pianists: Joe Stehle, Tim Dyet
Student News

Jinnan Liu (BM '20) will pursue graduate studies at Baylor University in the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance degree, with a full tuition scholarship and graduate teaching assistantship.

Xiaofan Liu (BM '20) will pursue graduate studies at the University of Central Missouri in the Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy degree, with a teaching assistantship and merit scholarship.

Xiao Han (BM '22) will travel to Spain to participate at the Gijon International Piano Festival.

Xiaofan Liu (BM '20), Jinnan Liu (BM '20), Xiao Han (BM '22), and Dr. Bonnie Choi, advisor, have been selected to present a poster, "A Nation of Pianists, Piano Students, and Piano Lovers: Tracing The History of Piano Teaching in China" at the MTNA Conference in Chicago. 

Xiao Han (BM '22) won the 2019 Hobstetter Piano Scholarship. This award is given out every fall and selected by the piano faculty based on the Fall jury performances.

Tatiana Avangelista (BA '18) gave a senior lecture recital in the Fall, 2017 and will be moving on to finish her double major in Philosophy in the Fall. Also, she won the best paper award at CARS.

Katie Pukos (BM '18) will begin her Music Therapy internship in the Fall, and was accepted into her 1st choice internship program (Golisano Children's Hospital)

Qiwen Wan (BM '18) was accepted into the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy (Recital Track) at the University of South Carolina School of Music, one of the top piano pedagogy programs in the country.

Aaron Siebert-Castineira (BM '18) was accepted into the Master of Music in Film Scoring at the Eastman School of Music, to pursue his passion for film scoring/composition.


    Frankie Bones Graduate Recital


      Guest Pianist: Asiya Korepanova

      Studio Recitals

      Fall Studio Recitals: 
      Spring Studio Recitals: