Music - Piano Studies

Department of Music and Dance

About the program:

The piano studies at Kilgore College offer the serious piano student a variety of performance opportunities. An annual concerto program with orchestra takes place each spring spotlighting piano majors as they perform a movement of a concerto with orchestral accompaniment. Piano events hosted by KC include an annual Bach Festival, Concerto Competition and the David Karp Piano Festival.  The KC Piano Ensemble performs for civic groups, clubs, and other organizations.

Preparation for a four-year school:

Piano Studies at Kilgore College offers interested pianists an intensive way to prepare them to continue their education at a four-year college or university with already well-defined leadership and performance skills honed here at KC. It accomplishes this via outstanding performance opportunities afforded to all students as well as participation in nationally acclaimed piano ensembles.


Course information:

Music - Piano

Kilgore College Bach Festival

The Kilgore College Bach Festival is held annually to offer area piano students the opportunity for formal adjudication of an original composition by J.S. Bach. The 2018 festival is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, on the Kilgore campus. Auditions will be from 8 a.m. to 3 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 Bach Festival Performers’ Concert at 7 p.m. in Van Cliburn Auditorium.

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David Karp Piano Festival

The David Karp Piano Festival is hosted each year by the Piano Division of Kilgore College. It is an opportunity for all area piano students to prepare and perform for formal adjudication. The 2018 Festival is scheduled for auditions from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building. Selected students will perform in a recital at 2 p.m. in Van Cliburn Auditorium.

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Cathy Waggoner
Cathy Waggoner
Position:
Adjunct Instructor, Piano
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A native of Henderson, Texas, Ms. Waggoner has served as a piano instructor at Kilgore College since 1977. She studied piano with Anne Dean Turk at Kilgore College, where she was named Who’s Who in Music. Ms. Waggoner received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of North Texas. Maintaining a private piano studio in her home for students of all ages, she has judged both piano and children’s choir festivals. She is also the pianist for First Baptist Church in Henderson, accompanying the adult choir and playing for worship services. Ms. Waggoner has two married children, Timothy and Cindy, and eight grandchildren.

For information about Music - Piano:

Dr. Mary Heiden
Dept. Chair, Director of Camerata Singers
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8120
Office:
Technical Vocational Bldg. (TECVO), 203
Cathy Waggoner
Adjunct Instructor, Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7519
Office:
Technical Vocational Bldg. (TECVO), 209
Jonathan Kaan
Instructor, Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7519
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 6