Young Pianists Program

Young Pianists Program

Young Pianist Faculty

Dr. Karen Taylor

Young Pianists Program and Piano Academy Director
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Karen Taylor, founder and director of the IU Young Pianists Program and Summer Piano Academy, has performed solo recitals in the United States and Europe, and taught more than 90 master classes, lectures, and workshops across the Midwest. Dr. Taylor holds degrees from DePauw University (BM/Piano, Magna Cum Laude) and from Indiana University (MM/Piano and DM/Piano Performance and Pedagogy). Her principal teachers were Elizabeth Pastor, Yvonne Lefébure and Walter Robert.

Her many teaching honors and awards include a Teacher of the Year citation (1988) by the Indiana Music Teachers Assn., a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, and grants from the Ecole Normale de Musique and the French government for study in Paris.

She has acted as consultant to writers and filmmakers on aspects of French pianism, and has had articles published in the Journal of the American Liszt Society, Keyboard Companion, among other music journals.


Fall 2018 Instructors

For additional information, please contact Karen Taylor directly.

Liza Armistead
Karina Avanesian*
Marina Berretta-Hammond
"Joanne" Chew Ann Chang*
Karina Maucha Cohen
Paola Del Negro Plano
Cecilia Fleming
Fred Hammond
Daniel Inamorato dos Santos Louro*
Ji Hyun Kim on leave of absence Fall semester
Younkyung Kim
Mingfei Li*
Marge Lucas
Tiffany Pao
David Reid
Tony Weinstein*
Elizabeth Yao*
Gregory Wang (theory only)

(*no openings currently)