Our two-year program in piano technology emphasizes the collaborative relationship between the concert artist and piano technician. Instruction, hands-on learning, mentoring, and regular projects will further equip students for work with the grand instrument as well as the musician.

Applicants must interview with John Cavanaugh, executive director of keyboard technology, either in person or via Skype. Additionally, students must submit a personal statement, transcripts of high school and/or post-secondary work, and three letters of recommendation. Students with a background in musical performance are preferred, and preference will be given to students with a bachelor’s degree or certificate in piano technology from an accredited artisan school.

International students will have an informal assessment of their conversational English proficiency during the audition.

To apply online, follow the link to the Application Management portal. Follow the instructions on how to create an account to start a new application. Be sure to select the Artist Diploma - Piano Technology program before creating your application. Official deadline to apply is April 15, 2019, however applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

For more information, contact John Cavanaugh at (440) 775-8275, or john.cavanaugh@oberlin.edu.