Background

Piano Teacher and Guest Opera Lecturer

  • Taught piano privately and in college in New York, Indiana and Florida for over 40 years.
  • Served on the Faculty at State University of New York at Stonybrook, Earlham College (Richmond, IN), Indiana University East (Richmond, IN) and Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH).
  • Served as Jury Chairman for the Cincinnati World Piano Competition for three years.
  • Conducted more than 500 performances of operas, operettas, musicals and concerts.
  • Created opera education programs as well as opera residencies for elementary school children in Indiana , Ohio and Massachusetts .
  • Served as guest lecturer and conductor for several Universities.
  • Created apprenticeship programs for young artists and foreign study programs.
  • Served as management and long-range planning consultant to several Indiana Arts Organizations funded by the Indiana Arts Commission.
  • Led opera workshops for universities as well as private groups.
  • Served as Judge for Opera Competitions at the Columbus (OH) Opera, and Dayton (OH) Opera.
  • Served as Judge for Scholarship Auditions at Stetson University and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
  • Served as Judge for Choral and Vocal Finals for the Indiana Statewide Music Competitions.
  • Member of Boards of Directors for Indiana Public Radio, The Phoenix Quartet (NYC), Dayton, OH Boys Choir, Indiana Presenters Network, and others.
  • Served as Music Panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission.
  • Received Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Indiana University (May, 2000).

One Reply to “Background”

  1. Hello. My name is Monica and my daughter Amaris ( Am-a-RISS) is 11 with some training but I would like to see her progress a bit more. I am referred to you by Dr. Halpern with whom I work. She highly recommends you.

    I would like to know your availability for piano lessons.

    Thank you.

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