BGSU has earned a reputation for its outstanding keyboard program, drawing students from all over the United States and the world.  The four full-time piano faculty members, Solungga Liu, Laura MeltonRobert Satterlee, and Yevgeny Yontov have diverse backgrounds and maintain active performing careers.  With approximately 50 piano majors, including undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs in performance and music education, the BGSU piano program offers a wide range of opportunities to build your pianistic artistry in a caring and nurturing environment.

The College sponsors a number of competitions for student pianists at BGSU.   The Competitions in Music Performance offers students the chance to play concerti with the BGSU Philharmonia or Wind Symphony.  The Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition honors students in various chamber music groups, and the Conrad Art Song Competition pairs pianists with singers to perform art songs, with prize money equally shared between the pianist and singer.


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  • CMA Pianists win multiple prizes in the 2023 MTNA Young Artist Competition Nov 1, 2023 9:17 AM A huge congratulations to our pianists who participated in the 2023 MTNA Young Artist Competition. There were 20 contestants in this category and BGSU pianists garnered almost all the prizes.

  • Burger publishes Class Piano textbook Aug 24, 2023 2:40 PM Cole Burger recently published a class piano textbook.

  • Humay Gasimzade to Release a Recording on the Innova Records Label Aug 24, 2023 11:30 AM Pianist Humay Gasimzade was recently awarded the opportunity to commercially release a recording through Innova Records.

  • 2021 BGSU Concerto Competition Dec 14, 2021 11:48 AM CONGRATULATIONS to the following pianists who did an outstanding job in the 2021 BGSU Annual Concerto Competition: Undergraduate Division Maggie Brown: Winner, Rautavaara 1 Zerui Pan: Finalist, Prokofiev 3 Abigail Petersen: Finalist, Saint-Saëns 2 Graduate Division Eva Panagou: Finalist, Grieg A Minor Yingge Wang: Finalist, Saint-Saëns 2 Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award Min-Shan Tsai

  • Video release for solo piano by Solungga Liu Nov 9, 2021 1:50 PM The College of Musical Arts piano faculty Solungga Liu has released a video of “Remembrances” for solo piano (2010) by Eric Nathan, a Rome Prize- and Guggenheim fellowship- winning American composer and composition faculty at Brown University.

  • Hajibeyli International Composers Competition Nov 9, 2021 1:38 PM DMA piano student Humay Gasimzade was invited by the Hajibeyli International Composers Competition to perform in a gala concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York, on Friday, November 5, 2021. Humay will be performing a piece of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, one of Azerbaijan's most renowned composers.

  • MTNA piano competition Nov 9, 2021 1:31 PM Congratulations to Zerui Pan and Xinlu Ai as Alternate and Honorary Mention at the 2021 MTNA piano competition, Young Artist Category, Ohio state. Zerui is a sophomore and Xinlu a master's student in Dr. Robert Satterlee's studio.

  • CMA video release of performance by piano faculty Solungga Liu Apr 23, 2021 12:45 PM The College of Musical Arts has released a video of Professor Solungga Liu performing Lullaby for solo piano by Aaron Jay Kernis, a Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award- winning American composer and Yale composition faculty.

Updated: 10/17/2023 02:38PM