Piano Program
Amy I-lin Cheng and Steven Beck
Faculty-artists and Program Coordinators

The piano program at SSMF believes in the holistic, comprehensive approach to the training of a 21st-century pianist.  Extensive experiences in solo, collaborative, and concerto literature will offer selected students the opportunity to develop a range of skills to prepare for a life in music.

Program highlights include:

  • Weekly individual lessons with faculty artists
  • Regular chamber music coachings
  • Weekly chamber music performance opportunities
  • Studio recitals
  • Studio class
  • Repertoire class
  • Orchestral performance in the Sewanee Symphony, Cumberland Orchestra and Festival Orchestra
  • Contemporary music performance practice

For the summer of 2019, there is one piano fellowship available.  Additional scholarships are available based on the quality of student applications.  Tuition information is available on our tuition/financial aid page. Enrollment to the piano studio will be limited to ensure ample one-on-one instruction.

Secondary study in piano:

Festival participants may elect to take supplemental lessons on piano during the festival.  Supplemental lessons are offered in either 30 or 45-minute slots, once a week. While no additional audition is required, we do expect that students who register for secondary piano lessons will possess basic skills and have prior experience performing and studying piano.



Four, 30-minute lessons. $200

four , 45-minute lessons. $250