The Piano Division features internationally recognized faculty members dedicated to offering superior instruction and diverse performance opportunites to SCC students and our community. The piano program offers master classes with guest artists, frequent student recitals, and jury recital examinations each quarter. Additionally, Shoreline Community College hosts the SCC Piano Series, a concert series that funds several scholarships available to piano students.
Opportunities for Piano Students
Students enrolled in Music 180 and 280 are eligible to perform in quarterly Student Recitals. All students perform a recital-style jury at the end of each quarter.
The Piano Ensemble rehearses weekly and performs at the Small Ensembles Recital at the end of each quarter.
SCC piano students have opportunities to accompany voice classes, as well as other student performances on campus.
The SCC Piano Club sponsors extacurricular activities for piano students, such as master classes, workshops and tickets for piano recitals. Facutly advisor: Helena Azevedo.
Past events include:
Master classes from:
Music 225: Collaborative Piano
Intermediate and advanced pianists learn the skills and techniques of rehearsing, accompanying and collaborating with vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Instructor: Dr. Charles Enlow
Music 226: Piano Pedagogy
Students interested in piano teaching will focus on repertoire and methods for teaching students in individual and group settings. Instructor: Helena Azevedo
Music 224: Survey of Piano Literature
Students will learn the essential characteristics of piano compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. Other major topics include history of the piano and biographical information on important composers. Instructor: Dr. Jensina Oliver
Music 120, 151, 152, 153: Class Piano for Music Theory 100, 141. 142,143
First year Music Theory students are required to take Class Piano. Students meet in the electronic piano lab to learn basic skills and techniques needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. There is a class piano level for each music theory level. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Music Theory. Students with piano experience can try to test out of taking Class Piano. The test information can be found on pages 17-19 of the "Music Packet," available for purchase in the SCC Bookstore. Please contact Dr. Jensina Oliver for more information.
Music 251, 252, 253: Class Piano for Music Theory 241, 242, 243 Students
Second year Music Theory students are encouraged to continue taking Class Piano. They meet in the electronic piano lab to review and learn more skills and techniques needed in music reading, music theory and piano performance. Students work on material expected for an entrance exam, placement test or proficiency test at the 4-year schools to which they plan to transfer. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Music Theory.
Music 119: Class Piano for General Students
This class presents the basic skills and technique needed in piano performance. The class meets in the electronic piano lab and may be repeated up to six quarters. It is intended for students who have little or no background in piano technique. Prerequisite: None.
Music 147: Piano Ensemble
Intermediate and advanced pianists study duo piano, piano four hands, and piano ensemble literature and techniques. This course includes sight-reading, practice, and performance of piano ensemble literature. Prerequisite: Intermediate or above reading level of piano music.
Music 180: Private Classical Piano First Year
Students receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo
Music 280: Private Classical Piano Second Year
Students continue to receive one-on-one instruction on piano technique and piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Students prepare for and give public performances. Prerequisite: Intermediate reading knowledge of piano music and instructor approval. Please see Dr. Jensina Oliver or Helena Azevedo.