Department of Music

The Art of the Piano

Saturday, February 17, 2024

9:30 A.M.– 4:30 P.M. (Central Time)
Student Recitals
Joint Master Classes with Delta State University (DSU) Piano Faculty and Participating Teachers
DSU Music Scholarship Auditions

Registration deadline: January 31, 11:59 P.M. (U.S. Central Time)


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 spring event on our campus will be open to piano students at all ages and their teachers. It will consist of student recitals and joint master classes for students by participating teachers.

How to Participate


Participating students are invited to perform solo or duet (one piano four hands) repertoire in the recitals. Submit the name of the piece, along with the composer and an estimate of the playing time on the online student registration form.

Master Classes

Students interested in performing solo or duet (one piano four hands) repertoire on joint master classes with the DSU piano faculty and participating teachers 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 prior to the event. Participating students are invited to performing solo or duet (one piano four hands).

Online Lessons

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

Auditions for DSU Music Scholarships

During the event, high school senior students or sophomore community college students who participate in The Art of the Piano are invited to take auditions for piano scholarships for the Fall 2024 enrollment of a piano degree program at DSU. Please indicate your participation in the auditions in the registration form.

An e-invitation to these virtual events will be e-mailed to all participating students and teachers before the event date.

Spring 2024 Registration

Online registration for The Art of the Piano is due January 31, 11:59 P.M. (U.S. Central Time).

The registration fee is $35 and may be mailed to the address below or paid on site on the day of the event. If you mail the fee, please make a check or money order payable to Delta State University:

The Art of the Piano
Department of Music
Delta State University
DSU Box 3256
Cleveland, MS 38733

Need more information? Call (662) 846-4123 or email the piano faculty at or