Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Instruments


Nyack’s Keyboard Instruments degree program prepares qualified students for professional performance in classical playing, graduate study in performance, and teaching privately.

Why Study Keyboard Instruments at Nyack?
  • Annual Hudson River Piano Festival on campus

  • Solo and Chamber music opportunities

  • Professionally trained Christian music faculty

  • Steinway D Concert Grand for recitals

  • Allen Renaissance Digital Organ, 3 manuals

  • D. Jacques Way Flemish Double Harpsichord

  • Music electives that provide the freedom to focus on individual interests

What Will I Study?

Keyboard Instruments majors take courses in the liberal arts and sciences, Bible and Christian ministry, and the following music components:

  • Music Theory, Analysis, and Ear Training

  • Music History and Literature

  • Music Technology and Studio Recording

  • Music and Worship

  • Composition, Orchestration, and Improvisation

  • Private Applied Lessons

  • Accompanying

  • Performance: Individual (Junior and Senior solo Recitals) and Ensemble

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Keyboard Instruments program are well prepared for auditions, professional music competitions, teaching privately, performing as a freelance soloist, and continuing their studies at the graduate level.  

Our Graduates

Our recent Keyboard Instruments graduates have gone on to excel in graduate studies as well as the following professions:

  • Soloist

  • Private Studio Owner/Teacher

  • Freelance Performer

  • Professor of Music


NASM* (National Association of Schools of Music) 

*Rockland Campus Only