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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.

Hear current student Colin Song play "Toccata" by Vassil Kazandjiev HERE

Piano Faculty

Elena Cholakova Headshot

Director, Piano Studies

Elena Cholakova
Director of Piano Studies
Burlington Road Building, Room 309
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Associate Teaching Professor

Patricia Dinkins-Matthews
Associate Teaching Professor of Piano, Music Theory, & Collaborative Piano
Burlington Road Building, Room 317
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University Organist

Jack Mitchener
University Organist

Piano Artist Affiliates

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Todd Qualls
Artist Affiliate: Piano
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Hanna Song
Artist Affiliate: Collaborative Piano
Burlington Road Building, Room 215
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Sonny Yoo
Artist Affiliate: Collaborative Piano

Collaborative Piano

MUS 300 - Collaborative Piano

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.

New and Prospective Students

Audition Information

Two contrasting works from memory that demonstrate your level of musical and technical achievement. Sight-reading.

Elena Cholakova Headshot
Elena Cholakova
Director of Piano Studies
Burlington Road Building, Room 309