Pianists in Performance

Community outreach through student performances


A multi-faceted program consisting of community outreach student performances, plus internationally renowned guest artist performances, masterclasses, and piano clinics. This is our 21st season!

The program is curated by Dr. Rob Watson, professor of piano, with CSUF Artist Faculty Pianist Ning An, and Piano & Organ Coordinator professor Alison Edwards. For additional information please contact Dr. Watson by email (rwatson@fullerton.edu) phone (657) 278-2575.


Pianists In Performance Outreach Concerts

Pianists In Performance Outreach Concerts is a Cal State Fullerton, School of Music distinctive program.  Each year we present dozens of short-duration, live piano solo performances for local audiences in small venues.

Service organizations, educational organizations, retirement communities, CSUF alumni fund raising events, and private homes are just a few of the places our young, talented artists have performed and thrilled listeners.

An Outreach Concert is a great way to enjoy live, high-quality music with friends and family. The performance may be either live or via Zoom. 

How does it work?

Typically, 2 talented, young pianists chosen by audition, perform a variety of works in a 45-to-60-minute program. They bring printed programs that include their own bios, and they briefly introduce the works before they play them.  Afterward, the audience frequently asks questions about the works, or about the pianists themselves.

Want To Be a Pianists In Performance Host?

Contact   Dr. Rob Watson by email or telephone to request a performance.   

In addition to enjoying a personally delivered concert, hosts may request complimentary tickets to any ticketed piano event that is held at Cal State Fullerton and may receive student recital information if they choose. 

Live hosts must provide a tuned piano, and meet campus COVID requirements (vaccination and masks, with no illness symptoms, for all attendees).

Pianists In Performance Young Artist Roster.

Membership on the Young Artist Roster is gained when a Cal State Fullerton piano major successfully auditions in front of a live audience for the privilege of serving as a musical ambassador of the piano to the greater CSUF community.

Fall, 2021 Pianists In Performance Young Artist Roster members are:

Po Han Chiu, Julia Jin, Tyler Kielb, PingWen Lin, Daniel Meyers, He Qu, and Mathew Yang

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Pianists In Performance Guest Artists

Each year we are fortunate to bring to campus internationally recognized pianists for solo recitals, masterclasses, and clinics. Past artists include George Li, Awadagin Pratt, Robert Levin, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Gary Graffman.

Guest Artists for 2021 – 22, include   Alex MacDonald   (November 3, 2021, 8 PM),   Alexander KobrinOpens in new window   (February 16, 2022, 8 PM), and   Boris Slutsky   (April 13, 2022, 8 PM ).  Please check CSUF   College of the Arts CalendarOpens in new window   for details.

Support Piano Studies at Cal State Fullerton

If you enjoyed a Pianists In Performance outreach or guest artist concert, you’re invited to make a charitable contribution through the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. Such gifts support the School of Music Keyboard scholarship fund, providing talented young pianists with much needed assistance for rising tuition and living costs. 

Please contact Ann Steichen via   email   (asteichen@fullerton.edu) or call (657) 278-7124. 

Thank you!

Pianists In Performance is supported by Instructionally Related Activities funding from the Associated Students of CSUF, Inc.