Welcome to the GVSU Piano Area website!

Housed in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance in Grand Valley State University, we offer undergraduate-focused degree programs, helping these young minds take a full advantage of learning and performing opportunities available both on campus and in the greater off-campus community. We also have an exciting list of performances and masterclasses open to the public throughout the year. Please explore the website and stay in touch with us. We hope to see you soon on this beautiful GVSU campus!

Join us for 2020 GVSU 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival on November 7! It will be a series of virtual recitals streamed on GVSU Piano Social Media. For more information, visit the festival page. The deadline to register and submit the video is October 23. The registration fee is FREE this year! 

Enjoy the archive of Commissioned Duets from the past 20th/21st-Century Piano Festivals! 

Around the Corner

Dr. SunYoung Park, "Around the Corner" (2019)

Commissioned by 2019 GVSU 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival
Live Performance by GVSU students Dana Van Dyke and Becca Hanson 

Tim Brown

Timothy Brown, Cimmerian Cliffs (2018)

Commissioned by GVSU for its 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival in 2018.
World Premiere - live performance by Sharon Yi-Hsuan Wu and Dr. Helen Marlais (Faculty)

Tiny Machines

Dr. William Ryan, "Tiny Machines" (2017)

Commissioned by GVSU for its 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival in 2017. 
Video recording by Dana Van Dyke (Junior) and Dr. Sookkyung Cho (Faculty)
Premiere given on 10/28/2017 by Rebekah Shomsky and Reese Rehkopf


Ed McLean, Jammin' at the Space Club (2016)

Commissioned by GVSU for its 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival in 2016.
Premiered by Grace Brylinski (sophomore) and Reese Rehkopf (junior) 

Ted Goldman, "Tilk"

Ted Goldman, "Tilk" (2015)

Commissioned by Grand Valley State University for its 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival in 2015.
Premiered by Grace Maust (Freshman pianist) and Dr. Sookkyung Cho (Faculty).

Page last modified August 24, 2020