Amanda Hopson is a summa cum laude graduate of Augustana College, where she earned the Bachelor degree in piano with Sharon Kleinhuizen Jensen. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees at The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Danielle Martin.
Piano & Organ
The keyboard faculty is recognized for aiding in student development, encouraging of high standards of performance, and promoting an atmosphere conducive to productive learning. Keyboard professors teach and direct all applied lessons, piano classes, and piano ensembles. The faculty maintains active membership within the American Guild of Organists, Indiana Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and Young Audiences of Indiana. Additionally they are acclaimed recitalists, studio artists, clinicians, and judges for state, regional, and national competitions.
Degree Options – Piano
Degree Options – Organ
There are a variety of opportunities for keyboardists. Students may elect to participate in large ensembles – DePauw University Orchestra, DePauw University Band, DePauw Jazz Ensemble, or DePauw University Chorus – through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, a variety of chamber ensembles are offered each semester.
There are opportunity for both international and domestic off-campus study. Locations recently selected include Vienna, Milan, Paris, London, Dresden, New York, Philadelphia, and Florence.
Degree Specific Courses
Piano: Pedagogy, Junior & Senior Recital (required for B.M. students), Advanced Keyboard Skills, Piano Teaching Methods, Keyboard Literature
Organ: Pedagogy, Junior & Senior Recital (required for B.M. students), Advanced Keyboard Skills, The Organ in the Church Service, Organ Design and Repertoire