Piano Studies

Like the entire Music Program at Emory, the Piano Studies program offers the highest quality musical training similar to a Conservatory or School of Music, but within a liberal arts setting. Open to pianists from across the campus, students have numerous opportunities in both solo and collaborative performance. Private study is available with one of our excellent piano faculty and a Collaborative Piano class is offered each semester. Students perform solo works on recitals every year, in chamber music ensembles with strings and winds, 2-piano and 4-hand collaborative piano works, duo repertoire with instrumentalists and singers, and have the choice to play a solo recital in the junior or senior years. The annual Concerto Competition provides an opportunity to perform with the University Symphony Orchestra. All levels of interest and experience are welcome to participate in Music at Emory.

Emory Young Artist Piano Competition 2020



2020 Competition Details

2020 Competition Jury

  • Open to pianists ages 13-18 residing in the USA
  • Registration deadline: December 1st, 2019
  • Notification of finalists: December 9th, 2019

Piano Faculty

New and Prospective Students

Audition Information

Students interested in piano study should contact:

Dr. Elena Cholakova
Director of Piano Studies

Collaborative Piano

MUS 300 - Collaborative Piano

Dr. Elena Cholakova

This class is open by audition to all pianists, majors and non-majors, interested in performing chamber music literature, 4-hand, or 2-piano repertoire. Contact Dr. Cholakova for audition information