Piano Program

The W&L Piano Program offers individual instruction and performance opportunities to students of all proficiency levels and musical backgrounds. Experienced students who wish to continue their advanced studies have access to a wide variety of performance venues. Each year, W&L pianists immerse themselves in unique solo and collaborative mediums of their choice, from traditional classical literature and contemporary chamber ensemble projects to jazz combos and Broadway theater productions. For students who are beginning their musical journey, the program provides customized lessons and group classes in fundamental keyboard skills.

Applied Piano Lessons

Applied music lessons are offered to students regardless of major and prior experience. While there is no set skill level required to take lessons, preparation outside of the classroom is expected as with other academic classes.

Piano Proficiency Exams

All music majors at Washington and Lee University must demonstrate piano proficiency at the prescribed levels. Students with no prior piano experience must complete both MUS 100: Class Piano I and MUS 101: Class Piano II and will also be tested to determine proficiency.

Performance Opportunities

Students participating in the Piano Program have numerous performance opportunities to showcase their talent to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Piano Program Faculty

Akiko Konishi

Anna Billias

William McCorkle

Patrick Summers

Read about last year's Piano Program Recital, "Just Dance" in the Ring Tum Phi article, Inaugural Concert Celebrates Student Pianists' Hard Work.