Ouachita’s keyboard faculty is highly respected both locally and nationally as artists, music educators, and leaders in the world of music.
- Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
- Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Ouida Keck holds degrees in Piano Performance from Ouachita Baptist University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Iowa. Dr. Keck has been recognized as an outstanding piano teacher by several organizations and has had numerous award-winning students. She was President of the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1999-2003.
- 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.
- 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.