Music - Piano Studies

Department of Music and Dance

About the program:

Piano studies at Kilgore College offers students a variety of solo and collaborative performance opportunities with our Piano Duo Recitals, and Piano Plus Concerts, along with general student recitals and performance classes. 

Our experienced piano faculty strive to provide interested students with exceptional and creative instruction, allowing them to develop well-defined leadership and performance skills at KC that prepare them to continue their education at a four-year college or university.  In addition, the Music and Dance Department also hosts two annual community piano events: the J.S. Bach Festival and the David Karp Piano Festival.

Piano Faculty:

Jonathan Kaan
Instructor, Piano
Email: jkaan@kilgore.edu

Dr. Mary Heiden
Chair, Music and Dance Department
Email: mheiden@kilgore.edu

Lydia Lim
Adjunct Instructor, Piano
Email: llim@kilgore.edu

Cathy Waggoner
Adjunct instructor, Piano
Email: cwaggoner@kilgore.edu


Course information:

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Piano Festival Information:

Baroque and Classical Piano Festival 2019

The Kilgore College Baroque and Classical Piano Festival is held annually to offer area piano students the opportunity for formal adjudication of an original composition by a Baroque and Classical composer. The 2019 piano festival is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on the Kilgore campus. Auditions will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building and winners will be posted Saturday afternoon. Outstanding students will be chosen to perform in the Baroque and Classical Festival Performers’ Concert at 3:30 p.m. in Van Cliburn Auditorium.

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For information about Music - Piano:

Jonathan Kaan
Instructor, Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7519
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 6
Dr. Mary Heiden
Department Chair
Director of Choral Activities
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8120
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 101