The Division of Music offers piano and organ study at variable credits. Students can pusue a keyboard major, minor, or concentration, or take lessons as a non-music major. In addition to private lessons, courses are offered in accompanying and pedagogy. Keyboardists can take part in many performance opportunities, including studio recitals, chamber music (including Dakota Chamber Music), accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists, keyboard duet and duo ensembles, and jazz band.
On stage in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, pianists have their choice of two Steinway D Concert Grand pianos, one purchased in 2003 (used by permission of the International Artists Series), the other recently refurbished. The organ is a 1932 Kimball organ, Opus 7109, reinstalled in 2004 by the Reuter Organ Company. Piano Students may practice on one of the may upright pianos in the practice rooms, or on a Yamaha C5 Grand piano reserved specifically for pianists. Organists have access to a two-rank Reuter practice organ located in the electronic piano lab.
Dr. Dianna Anderson
BM and MM, University of Idaho, DMA, University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
Office: Main 114
Phone: (701) 858-3403
Kari Files, Lecturer of Music
BA, BSE, MM, Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin