A virtual honors recital performed by Liam Kaplan, piano, live-streamed from Finney Chapel at 7:30 pm on November 14, 2020.
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
About the Honors Program in Piano Performance
One of the most rigorous and selective performance opportunities available to conservatory students, the Piano Honors Program begins with an invitation from the student’s teacher by the end of their sophomore year. Honors applicants must have a private study grade point average of 4.0 for the two preceding semesters; completion of three semesters of accompanying; appropriate completion of the performance major requirements in piano; and “good academic standing” for the preceding two semesters. Candidates are then required to perform a 35-minute memorized audition at the end of their junior year. After a successful audition, candidates submit an Honor’s Project proposal, which must include the production of a professional quality CD, to be funded by the department. All honors projects culminate in a public recital, adjudicated by at least six members of the Keyboard Division.