Department of Music

The Art of the Piano 2021

Virtual student recitals (pre-recorded performances)

Virtual master classes with Delta State University (DSU) Piano Faculty

Written feedback on student performances from DSU Piano Faculty

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Registration deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021



The mission of The Art of the Piano is to bring pianists together to explore the art of playing the piano. From beginners through career musicians, all are welcome.

Meant to inspire and inform, this event is open to all piano students and teachers. The Art of the Piano 2021 will be a virtual event consisting of recitals featuring pre-recorded student performances and virtual master classes with DSU piano faculty. Several students among all participants will be selected to perform at the master classes. The DSU piano faculty will provide written feedback on all pre-recorded student performances, and offer online lessons to selected high school or community college students. All participating students and teachers will be invited to attend the virtual recitals and master classes.

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Karen Fosheim

Dr. Kumiko Shimizu

Dr. Jung-Won Shin


How To Participate


Participating students are invited to submit a Student Registration Form, including a YouTube link to a recorded performance of a complete piece or movement that does not exceed 6 minutes. Please contact us if you need instructions on how to upload your performance video on YouTube.

Teachers who enter their students are invited to submit a list of participating students through the Teacher Registration Form.

Upon teachers’ approval, recorded student performances will be featured in virtual recitals on Zoom on Saturday, March 20, 2021. A Zoom link to the virtual recitals will be sent to all participants in advance.

Master Classes

Students interested in performing on virtual master classes with the DSU piano faculty should indicate their interest in the registration form. Selection for the master classes will be based on faculty and teacher’s recommendation, repertoire, and available time. Master class participants will be notified by March 15.

Written Feedback from DSU Piano Faculty

Each participant will receive written feedback on the submitted recorded performance from two DSU piano faculty members via e-mail.

Online Lessons

Each selected high school or community college student will be invited to have an online lesson with DSU Piano Faculty.


2021 Registration

Registration for this virtual event is free and due Monday, March 8, 2021.

Please click on the registration link below to complete and submit the registration form online:

Registration for Students

Registration for Teachers (Each teacher must register to enter any student.)

Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Virtual Student Recitals

Virtual Master Classes

An e-invitation to these virtual events will be e-mailed to all participating students and teachers by March 18, 2021.

Need more information? Call 662-846-4615 or email the piano faculty at,, or