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:

Piano students from around Texas participated in the 63rd annual J.S. Bach Piano Festival competition Feb. 3 at Kilgore College. Contestants – ranging from elementary to high school-aged students... Read Article

Piano students from around Texas with ages ranging from elementary to high school participated in the 63rd annual J.S. Bach Piano Festival competition on February 3rd at Kilgore College.  ... Read Article

Piano Festival Information:

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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For information about Music - Piano:

Jonathan Kaan
Instructor, Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7519
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 6