Kansas State University Keyboard Division Alumni are successful musicians in a wide variety of music-related positions around the country. Here are some of the accomplishments of recently-graduated Keyboard Division Alumni:

Amanda Arrington (BA, Kansas State University; MA, University of Central Missouri): Kansas State University Staff Accompanist

Barbara Fast (BM, Bethel College; MM, Kansas State University; Ph.D, University of Oklahoma): Professor of Music (Piano Pedagogy), University of Oklahoma

Charlotte Sylvester Howenstein (BM, Kansas State University; MM, Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music): Organist, Delmar Baptist Church, Town and Country, Missouri

Cheng-jen Hsu (MM, Kansas State University): Director, Yamaha Music School, Kinmen, Taiwan

Jane Ye Hua (MM, Kansas State University): Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant in Accompanying, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Nicole Lemoine (BM, Stetson University; MM, Kansas State University): Adjunct Professor of Music, Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida

Janka (Krajciova) Manning (MM, Kansas State University; DMA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln): Piano Faculty, Omaha Conservatory of Music

Eduardo Orozco (MM, Kansas State University; DMA, North Dakota State University): Escuela de Canto y Piano, Monterrey, Mexico

Mia Vassilev (BM, Kansas State University; MM, Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music; DMA University of Miami): Founder/Artistic Director, Miami Piano Circle

Janice Wenger (BM, Kansas State University; MM, Eastman School of Music, DMA, University of Missouri–Kansas City): Professor of Music (Piano), University of Missouri–Columbia


We would love to hear about your accomplishments! Please feel free to keep in touch and to drop in and say hello when your travels take you to Kansas State University.

We value you as alumni and hope to be part of your continuing musical journey in future years.


Dr. David Pickering, Keyboard Division Chair

Ms. Amanda Arrington

Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski

Dr. Agustin Muriago