“My favorite part about studying at the University of Utah was being able to perform in Libby Gardner Hall and Dumke Recital Hall. Between juries, recitals, monster concerts and master classes, I was given many opportunities to play on incredible Steinway pianos in beautiful recital halls. I was impressed with the recording equipment in Dumke, which allowed me to have live recordings of all of my recitals. Later, I was able to produce CD’s based on these quality recordings. It is something I treasure!
Throughout the six years I spent at the School of Music, I have always been impressed by the piano area faculty. I was lucky enough to study with Lenora Brown during high school, and continued to study with her throughout my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I have always been impressed with the piano faculty and their active performing careers locally and internationally. I have always known that I was getting quality training.”
“Through the piano program at the University of Utah, I had the freedom to explore my unique artistic interests and an array of different collaborative opportunities. I couldn’t have asked for better facilities, instruments, and music technologies than what the School of Music had to offer. Also, the faculty are incredible pedagogues, ideal mentors, and world-class performers—honestly, the best in the state!”
“Having the opportunity to perform full recitals under the guidance of the wonderful faculty is one of the most valuable experiences for the students at the University of Utah School of Music. As one of the all-Steinway schools we also have a great selection of pianos and venues that we are able to take advantage of as students. Those experiences are helpful when the student becomes the teacher.”
Dr. Lindsey Wright
“Whether it was listening to Murray Perahia give an inspiring masterclass, performing Ravel’s G Major Concerto with an orchestra in Libby Gardner Hall, giving piano lessons as part of the U Piano Outreach Program to children who could not othewrise afford lessons, or sitting in a quiet office discussing the beauty of life and music with my professor, I had some incredibly special and life-changing experiences while studying piano performance. I have been playing the piano since I was 5 years old, but my love for music blossomed while at the U.”
“As a student in the piano program at the University of Utah, I was given countless opportunities to grow as a performer and teacher. The School of Music is a state-of-the-art facility and as students, we were fortunate to have lessons and classes using beautiful and well-maintained Steinway pianos. Most importantly, I found that the faculty at the U was invested in my success and were always willing to support me, even if that meant putting in extra time for lessons or meetings. My instructors were encouraging and provided a safe space both in the classroom and in lessons. I was constantly encouraged to attend and perform in masterclasses, studio classes and public performances—both in intimate setttings as well as in large community events. These opportunities became some of my greatest learning moments. I feel fortunate to have attended the U and I know that it was the perfect place for me.”