Welcome to the GVSU Piano Area website!

Housed in the Department of Music 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 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival on October 26, 2019!

The deadline to register is October 11, 2019.  For more information and to register, click HERE


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


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" (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).



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