College Piano

Each year Brevard's piano program enrolls more than seventy students. Pianists may attend for the full six-week term or for either the first or the second half session. Most students select the full term.

The piano program provides:

  • private study with distinguished teachers
  • ample practice time
  • weekly studio and master classes with faculty and guest artists
  • classes in literature, performance practice, or other topics

Piano students present a public recital each week. Pianists may also have the opportunity to participate in enhanced collaborative activities, e.g., instrumental, vocal, chamber, duo/duet, orchestra.

Each year piano students perform as members of the BMC Chorus. Past seasons have included performances of Grieg's Complete Incidental Music to Peer Gynt, Mahler's Third Symphony, Orff's Carmina Burana, Holst's The Planets, and a concert of Bach cantatas.

Students work on campus in 90 studios and practice rooms. Piano students may reserve daily practice time and may practice in any vacant room. Steinway is the official piano of the Brevard Music Center.

The BMC Piano Competition is open to any BMC pianist enrolled for the full session. Winners receive cash prizes and scholarships for future study at Brevard. Full-session piano students may also enter the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition.