Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

The University of Missouri is home to a first-class School of Music with undergraduate degrees in piano performance and music education.

Instruments set up for an esnemble performance with a piano in the foreground

The MU Piano Area offers exciting opportunities for piano majors at the School of Music:

  • Piano lessons with actively performing concert pianists
  • Weekly performance classes in Whitmore Recital Hall
  • Guest artist recitals and master classes with renowned pianists. Recent guests have included Alessio Bax, Sergei Babayan, Boris Berman, Malcom Bilson, Frederic Chiu, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl, among many others.
  • Annual solo concerto competition with winners performing with the University Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Solo performances in the historic Missouri Theatre
  • Chamber music performance opportunities
  • Teaching experience through our Community Music Program for qualified majors

A full-time piano technician maintains our keyboard instruments, including Steinway and Yamaha studio grand pianos reserved for piano majors, two Steinway concert grand pianos, one Bösendorder Imperial Grand, one historic fortepiano (ca. 1800 Walter reproduction), and two harpsichords.

Talented pianists are awarded undergraduate music scholarships in addition to academic scholarships.


Instructor, Collaborative Piano
208 Fine Arts Building
Instructor, Collaborative Piano
256 Fine Arts Building
Professor, Piano
Coordinator, Piano & Keyboard Area
141 Fine Arts Building