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Work closely with Randall Faber and other Institute teachers to review and plan new teaching publications for the world's leading piano method series, Faber Piano Adventures. Teach full studio of 25-30 piano students. Present multiple studio recitals per year, as well as prepare students for regional competitions and exams.
Designed custom curriculum for undergraduate piano performance majors in weekly collaborative piano lessons. Initial sessions were oriented around song literature performed without singers. Later focused on chamber music in preparation for a final masterclass with a guest artist.
Collaborated with LA Opera artists to program community outreach recitals that serve as "sneak peaks” for main stage productions. Also served as staff pianist for LA Opera's summer camp, and as an audition pianist for mainstage productions and the Education and Community Engagement Program.
Rehearsed with the chorale when regular pianist was not available. Works included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (figured bass), and Verdi’s Requiem. Also played auditions for new and returning singers.
Taught individual weekly piano lessons to performance and non-performance majors, exploring a range of styles and difficulty. Active member of jury committee. Collaborated with other piano professors to make piano area curriculum more relevant.
Collaborated with string, brass, and woodwind musicians for juries and degree-related recitals. Coached vocalists in operatic, art song, musical theater, and popular repertoire and accompanied their weekly lessons. Averaged 15-20 recitals per semester.
Staff Accompanist Prepare vocal parts through use of open score notation up to eight parts; sight-read arias and art songs for new and continuing singer auditions; perform in several styles including(though not limited to) figured bass notation, western swing, large-scale orchestral reductions, and premiers of contemporary works.
Rehearsals include Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Jennifer Koh and Leon Botstein; soloist rehearsal for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Intensive month-long course for class of 14 students emphasizing reading skills, playing simple chord patterns, improvisation, harmonization of melodies, and establishing a basic technique.
Developed syllabus to cover music from 1000 AD to present day, with special interest in drawing connections between classical styles and popular styles to pique interest of non-music majors.
Public class coaching singer/pianist duos on French song repertoire
Public masterclass emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between technique and expression
Seminar lecture on visual and musical apparatuses by which the composer communicates sub-textual meaning to the audience.
Public multimedia presentation on the progression of Strauss' musical style and treatment of the piano chamber music genre throughout his career
Collaborative presentation with cellist Andrew Bader on the topic of chamber music rehearsal techniques
Public masterclass for wide range of levels emphasizing musical style in Baroque and Classic repertoire
Interactive presentation for donors and board members university Arts Council on the modern pianist-entrepreneur's multi-faceted career, and how the piano faculty seeks to highlight these unconventional aspects in solo/collaborative piano performance degrees.
Dissertation recital with clarinetist Joshua Anderson and cellist Richard Narroway, including "Grooves" by Philip Parker, "Para Fred" arr. by Martin Katz, Berg's Vier Stücke Op. 5, and Zemlinsky's Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano
Dissertation recital with Canadian tenor, Joshua Lovell.
Pre-Candidate recital with vocal works by Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams and Elliott Carter's cello sonata.
Pre-Candidate recital with vocal works by De Falla and Debussy, and Strauss' violin sonata.
Program of Schumann's Dichterliebe, Barber's Dover Beach, and assorted Rachmaninoff songs.
Interactive recital with New-York performance artist Joseph Keckler. Program built of extracted death scenes from eighteen operas and assembled with improvised transitions.
Preseted four-hand, six-hand, and two-piano music with John Perry, Dmitry Rachmanov, and Edward Francis. Composers include Arensky, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich.
Prokofiev Sonata No. 6; Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux "Little Red Riding Hood;" and Barber Sonata