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Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield is nationally recognized as a teacher, clinician, author, and adjudicator. She has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes throughout the United States and Canada. These include teaching demonstrations at State and National Conventions of The Music Teachers National Association and national pedagogy conferences. A member of the Board of Directors of the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Ms. Clarfield has served as Coordinator of Interactive Sessions.
Ms. Clarfield is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. Since 1982, she has taught piano and courses in piano pedagogy, piano ensemble and piano technique. In addition, she directs Westminster Choir College's Piano Week for High School Students and is frequently Guest Clinician at Calgary Arts Summer School Piano Camp in Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Clarfield's pedagogical ideas are outlined in her series From Mystery to Mastery. Her edition of Debussy’s Golliwog’s Cakewalk, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, and Chopin’s Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op.9, No.2are part of her Artistic Preparation and Performance Series. She also has written Burgmüller, Czerny and Hanon: 32 Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality and Keys To Stylistic Mastery Books 1, 2 & 3 co-authored with Dennis Alexander. Her books are published by Alfred Publishing Company. She has written several articles that have been published in Keyboard Companion, The American Music Teacher, Piano Life and Clavier.
Ms. Clarfield also maintains an independent studio in Princeton, New Jersey. Her students have performed concertos with several orchestras and have won top honors and awards in state, national, and international competitions sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association, Young Keyboard Artist Association, American Music Scholarship Association, International Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Steinway Society.
Since 1976 Ms. Clarfield has performed regularly in two piano recitals with Lillian Livingston. Ms. Clarfield holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College where she studied with John Perry, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.