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Landon Baumgard

Collaborative Pianist

Education

2018 anticipated

DMA Collaborative Piano

University of Michigan
2012

MM Piano Performance

Indiana University, Bloomington
2009

BM Piano Performance

California State University, Northridge

Teaching and Professional Experience

2015Present

Piano Instructor/Teaching Consultant

Faber Piano Institute/Faber Piano Adventures

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.

2016

Applied Collaborative Piano Instructor

University of Michigan

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.

20142015

Pianist and Presenter

Los Angeles Opera

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.

20122015

Pianist

Los Angeles Master Chorale

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.

20142015

Applied Piano Instructor

California State University, Northridge

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.

20122015

Staff Accompanist

California State University, Northridge

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.

20122015

Pianist/Musical Assistant

Los Robles Master Chorale

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.

20122013

Rehearsal Pianist

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

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

2012

Class Piano Instructor

Pepperdine University, Malibu

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.

2012

Music Appreciation Lecturer

Pepperdine University, Malibu

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.

Presentations and Masterclasses

March 2017

Voice/Piano Duo Masterclass

University of Michigan

Public class coaching singer/pianist duos on French song repertoire

April 2017

Piano Masterclass

Faber Piano Institute

Public masterclass emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between technique and expression

Dec 2016

Presented "Spectacle in David T. Little's 'Dog Days'"

University of Michigan

Seminar lecture on visual and musical apparatuses by which the composer communicates sub-textual meaning to the audience.

Oct 2016

Presented "Piano Chamber Music of Richard Strauss"

University of Michigan

Public multimedia presentation on the progression of Strauss' musical style and treatment of the piano chamber music genre throughout his career

Jul 2016

Presented "The Art of Collaborative Rehearsal"

Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers: Piano Ensemble Camp

Collaborative presentation with cellist Andrew Bader on the topic of chamber music rehearsal techniques

May 2016

Piano Masterclass

Faber Piano Institute

Public masterclass for wide range of levels emphasizing musical style in Baroque and Classic repertoire

2015Present

The Modern Pianist

Arts Council of California State University, Northridge

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.

Selected Performances

2017

Swing, Sang, Schwung: Chamber Music for Clarinet and Piano

University of Michigan

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

2017

Die schöne Müllerin with Josh Lovell

University of Michigan

Dissertation recital with Canadian tenor, Joshua Lovell.

2017

Song and Chamber Music Recital

University of Michigan

Pre-Candidate recital with vocal works by Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams and Elliott Carter's cello sonata. 

2016

Song and Chamber Music Recital

Faber Piano Institute

Pre-Candidate recital with vocal works by De Falla and Debussy, and Strauss' violin sonata.

2016

Ian Greenlaw, baritone: Dissertation Recital

University of Michigan

Program of Schumann's Dichterliebe, Barber's Dover Beach, and assorted Rachmaninoff songs.

2015

"Let Me Die" with Joesph Keckler

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Interactive recital with New-York performance artist Joseph Keckler. Program built of extracted death scenes from eighteen operas and assembled with improvised transitions. 

2015

Piano Ensemble Recital

Northridge United Methodist Church, CA

Preseted four-hand, six-hand, and two-piano music with John Perry, Dmitry Rachmanov, and Edward Francis.  Composers include Arensky, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich.

2014

Duo Recital with Clarinetist Nicholas Cox

California State University, Northridge
2014

Duo Recital with clarinetist Antonio Tinelli

California State University, Northridge
2014

Duo Recital with clarinetist Antonio Tinelli

California State University, Dominguez Hills
2014

Duo Recital with clarinetist Antonio Tinelli

LA Valley College
2013

Duo Recital with Clarinetist Robert Spring

California State University, Northridge
2012

Duo Recital with Clarinetist Robert DiLutis

California State University, Northridge
2012

Solo Recital

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic

Prokofiev Sonata No. 6; Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux "Little Red Riding Hood;" and Barber Sonata