The AU Piano Ensemble is a group ranging from three to twelve students and performs a wide variety of classical, contemporary, and popular music including music from film and video games, hymns and worship arrangements, and student compositions. Students are encouraged to select their own repertoire and compose arrangements with the insight of the ensemble director, Dr. Howard Kim.
This group performs on a variety of keyboard instruments including, but not limited to piano, harpsichord, synthesizers, organ, keytar, and keyboards. This instrumental flexibility adds diversity to the piano ensemble’s repertoire. The ensemble meets once a week on Monday evenings, but ensemble members also coordinate additional student-led rehearsals.
In addition to music, the ensemble’s performances include staging and other theatrical elements which both encourage the performer’s growth and engage and delight audiences. The Piano Ensemble often performs in the community at schools, churches, and retirement communities along with campus performances at the annual Festival of Keys concert and the chamber music concerts.
An audition is required to join the piano ensemble demonstrating the ability to play and read piano music. Scholarships are available, depending on the quality of the student’s audition and the needs of the ensemble. If you are interested in joining the piano ensemble, please contact Dr. Howard Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.