Piano Studies

Studies in Piano

  • Piano students have the opportunity to perform as soloists in solo recitals, group recitals, the St. Olaf Piano Forums, and studio classes.
  • Pianists interested in collaborative performance have many opportunities to perform with instrumentalists and vocalists in recitals and juries.
  • Every second year a group of student pianists are selected for a weeklong performance tour. Recent tours went to Texas and Washington State and Indiana and Michigan.
  • In addition, the large ensembles (orchestras, bands, choirs) frequently perform repertoire on campus or on tours, which requires a pianist.
  • The large ensembles frequently feature student soloists on concert programs, tour programs and in the St. Olaf Orchestra’s annual Senior Soloists concert in May.
  • St. Olaf also offers course in collaborative piano, and piano literature and pedagogy, which focus on methods of teaching and include opportunities to teach. Both classical and jazz piano are offered. Instruction in piano for music majors and non-music majors is offered in private weekly half-hour or hour lessons.

Students take lessons with one of our 6 faculty


Students participate in ensembles and lessons


major in something other than music

Piano – Jazz

Piano Faculty

Sarah Hohenstein Burk

Sarah Hohenstein Burk

Adjunct Instructor in Music – Jazz Piano

Christiansen Hall of Music 213

Office Hours: By Appointment

Hyein Choi

Hyein Choi

Visiting Instructor of Music

Christiansen Hall of Music 213