Ouachita’s keyboard faculty is highly respected both locally and nationally as artists, music educators, and leaders in the world of music.
Dr. Lei Cai
Associate Professor of Piano
Dr. Cai has collaborated with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on CDs and has recorded for Radio Shanghai. His performance of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto was described as “one of the finest performances of this work…Cai displayed a power and crispness of technique that would make any soloist proud.” (Knoxville News-Sentinel) He holds the Doctor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University.
Dr. Adam Haas
Lecturer in Music
Dr. Haas earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Colorado, where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant. He has performed with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, the Loveland Orchestra and the Colorado State University Orchestra; has been featured in chamber performances with the Fort Collins Chamber Players and the Colorado State University Chamber Orchestra; and has presented at numerous conferences at the national and state level. Haas has also earned degrees from Indiana University and Colorado State University and has studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival and the New Orleans Piano Institute. He joined Ouachita’s faculty in 2012.