2010 Teachers Participant

 

 

Rubén Pardo
Duo Numen

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIGELOW

Virginia

 

 

Diablo Valley College

Private Piano Teacher

 

Walnut Creek, California


Master Class Repertoire:

Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E-flat major, Op.81a "Les Adieux"

 

Born into a family in which music was an important pastime, Ginny Bigelow grew up with the piano, taking her early lessons with Agnes Weeks and Marilyn Babel in Corpus Christi , Texas . She earned a B.M. degree from Baylor University under William McKamie and an M.M. with Albert Hirsh at the University of Houston.
A move to Southern California brought her in touch with Earle Voorhies, with whom she studied for several years. She met and married her husband Mark and subsequently moved to the Northern California Bay Area where her significant piano teacher was the late Lillian Bauer Cox Ms. Cox encouraged her to focus on performing in addition to teaching. She has since performed in Master Classes with many outstanding American teachers. The two she has gotten to know perhaps best are John Perry and Nelita True. She has gained immeasurebly from others, especially at PianoTexas and the former Cliburn Institute.

Ms. Bigelow is on the faculty of Diablo Valley College and also maintains a private piano studio of mainly teenagers. She is a performing member of the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society and the Berkeley Piano Club. She has given benefit concerts for Hospice and played with several Bay Area orchestras. She attends summer festivals regularly, and has had the good fortune to study with top international teacher-performers such as Karl Heinz Kammerling and Adam Wibrowski as well.
In addition to volunteering with various musical organizations, Ms. Bigelow especially enjoys the out-of-doors and loves to play golf.

 

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GOODMAN

Roberta (Bobbi)

 

 

Private Piano Teacher

 

Carrollton, Texas


Master Class Repertoire:

Beethoven: Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.14 No.2

 

Biography: Roberta (Bobbi) Goodman holds her B.A. and M.A. in Piano Performance from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she remained after school to continue her private teaching, performing and her study with Lillian Steuber, Aube Tzerko and Jakob Gimpel. She became part of the faculty at Glendale College, giving yearly Faculty recitals and teaching all levels of Class Piano and one summer of Piano Ensemble for Piano Teachers.

In 1974, Bobbi played in a Master Class given by Daniel Pollack at a music store, and it was there that she met her husband-to-be, Joel Goodman. It was not long after that that Bobbi began studying privately with Daniel Pollack.

In 1982, Joel was invited to join the Pharmacology Faculty of the Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School. So Joel, Bobbi, and their then 1 ½-year old daughter Rachel started a new life in Dallas, Texas.

Bobbi continued performing, and her new private piano studio continued to grow. Soon a number of teachers approached her, wanting to enrich their own teaching and performing.  Seeing that this was a need for many teachers, in 1985 Bobbi began classes in her home for local teachers to study all aspects of piano pedagogy.

These Teaching Repertoire Classes have continued to meet throughout all these years, and I hope to start them up again this September. The classes were the focus of a cover story in the April 2008 issue of Clavier magazine.

Bobbi has presented workshops and lecture-recitals on widely varying subjects for music teacher groups throughout the U.S. She has appeared as Recitalist and Clinician at the NATIONAL PIANO TEACHERS INSTITUTE (NPTI) for more than ten years since its beginning in 1985.

Although fibromyalgia had forced Bobbi to cut her teaching load and to stop performing since 1997, Piano Texas provided her a wonderful opportunity to once again play for others. In 2007, she attended TCU's Teacher Program as a Performer and, for the first time in ten years, she got up on the concert stage and performed once again.

That next year she increased her teaching and now teaches a class of 20 students.

Bobbi doesn't have much spare time to spend on her hobbies (corresponding with friends all over the world by email and reading mysteries) but in addition to her hobbies, Bobbi enjoys spending time with Joel and their daughter Rachel.


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KING
Fredericka


New England Conservatory Preparatory School
Private Piano Teacher
Music Historian-in-Residence at Emerson College

 

Boston, Massachusetts


Master Class Repertoire:
Debussy: L'Isle joyeuse

 

Praised for her lyricism, deeply sensitive musical instincts, and outstanding technique,
Fredericka King
, pianist, has performed in the United States, Europe and South America. The New York Times complimented her debut performance at Carnegie Recital Hall for its “straightforward style and verve”. Miss King has appeared as the featured artist on Public Radio broadcasts, on television, and as soloist with several New England orchestras. She has performed recitals at Boston's historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the African Meeting House on the Black Heritage Trail.
Her repertoire spans a variety of areas in music, and this has prompted her work in developing presentations such as “The American Way”, a series of four concerts of American piano, vocal and instrumental music. The programs included music of George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, women composers and African American composers, and were performed at Boston's landmark Old South Meeting House. Her concerts include the unique “Performance Plus!” thematic programs in which she speaks informally of the composers, their life, musical and social eras, and the works to be performed. The “Kaleidoscope” series programs feature music by Classical composers and American composers such as Gottschalk, Amy Beach, and William Bolcom. Miss King has performed as pianist and accompanist for the National Spiritual Ensemble, touring throughout the US and in Spain, and is a founding member of the group La Femme, La Femme , dedicated to the performance of chamber and solo works by women composers.
Her discography includes a recording of solo repertoire by Classical and American composers, A Born Pianist ; a three disc set titled Piano Classics for Young Listeners” which she designed and produced ; “Chamber music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor” with the Coleridge Ensemble; and, recorded live in concert, a CD of solo and vocal works by American women, “Hooray for the Ladies!” , with the ensemble American Classics.
She was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree at Boston Conservatory, a Master of Music degree at New England Conservatory and pursued Doctoral studies at Boston University. In addition to being awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England, Miss King studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
A highly esteemed pedagogue and valued colleague, Miss King is a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, maintains a private piano teaching studio, and is also the Music Historian-in-Residence at Emerson College.

 

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LI
Juan


Bethel University in Saint Paul , Minnesota

 

Maplewood, Minnesota


Master Class Repertoire:

Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9

 

Biography: A native of China , Juan Li has established an exciting career both as a soloist and a chamber musician in her homeland and the United States . At the age of seven, she won the Young Artist Competition held in Hubei , China that determined her path to become a professional pianist. Among the awards she has received, Ms. Li was the 1 st prize winner of the 1991 National Conservatory Mozart Piano Competition in Shanghai and the 1 st prize winner of the Piano Chamber Music Competition at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the 1 st prize winner of the concerto competition at the University of Notre Dame in 1999, the 1 st prize winner of 2000 Elinor Bell Piano Competition and Fellowship in Minnesota, the 2 nd prize winner of 2001 Schubert Club Music Competition, and the “2001 Performer of the Year ” award by the International Chamber Player Organization in Newark.

Graduated from the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music with an academic and performance honor, Juan Li came to the United States in 1998 on a full scholarship from the University of Notre Dame to pursue her master degree in piano performance under the tutelage of William Cerny. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a doctor degree in piano performance where she studied with Alexander Braginsky. Her performing experiences include soloist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai , City Orchestra in St. Paul , Notre Dame University Orchestra in Indiana, Bethel University Orchestra and Auburn Symphony in California . She has performed at many venues across the country such as the Harris Hall at the Aspen Music Festival, the Landmark Center and Civic Center in St. Paul, the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall and Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, the Annenberg Auditorium at the Snite Museum of Art in Indiana, the Sapporo Art Hall and Shimizu Bunka Kajkan Hall in Japan. In 2005, her interview and performance with the Free Radio Asia from Washington , D.C was broadcasted throughout the US and in China . As a dedicated chamber musician, Juan Li has collaborated and performed with many distinguished artists, such as John Perry, Paul Sperry, Margo Garrett, Irma Vallecillo as well as principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra. She was accepted with highly competitive fellowship in the collaborative artist program both at the Aspen Music Festival and the Pacific Music Festival.  

Currently she is on the piano faulty at Bethel University in Saint Paul , Minnesota and is a founding member of the Bethel Chamber Players. Her hobbies include dancing, working out, cooking and watching great movies!

 

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                         Bibiana Carvajal                                Rubén Pardo

                                                               DUO NUMEN

 

                                 Coordinator of the piano area at the Central University

                                                    Private Piano Teachers

                                             Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

 

Master Class Repertoire:

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Biography: Through the piano history and almost since its beggining, the four-hands music has appeared and it's an important part into the repertoire. Many composers have written works for this kind of duet and those works show not only aesthetic but also a pedagogic need. Our country and our latinoamerican environment haven't been strange to this repertoire. So, in 2005 year Duo Numen was created to rediscover and to reposition this repertoire in the Colombian musical context.
Duo Numen has performed in some of the principal auditoriums in Bogotá like the Luis Angel Arango Library in 2008 and 2009 years, Teresa Cuervo auditorium in the National Museum, the Externado University Principal Auditorium, in Compensar Concert Auditorium, the Otto de Greiff Auditorium, in the auditorium José Francisco Socarrás of the Pedagogic University and the Fabio Lozano Auditorium. They also have performed in the auditorium Jorge Gaitán Durán in Cúcuta, the Darío Echandía Library in Ibagué and the Cultural Center Leopoldo López in Pasto and in the Auditorium of the Republic Bank in Santa Marta.
They have been under the tutorship of Harold Martina, Abraham Abreu, Stephen Prutsman, Jesús Pinzón Urrrea, Marjorie Tanaka, María Lourdes and Lluis Pérez Molina, a well-known Spanish piano duo and Grau-Schumacher piano duo.
In 2009 they won the possibility of playing in the 2010 young artists concert season at the Luis Angel Arango Library. As researchers they have participated in Latinoamerican Forum of Musical Education celebrated in Compensar Concert Auditorium in 2007 and in the First International Meeting of Musical Research UPTC in 2009.

 

BIBIANA CARVAJAL

Born in Bogotá she began her musical studies at the music school of the Colombian Youth Symphonic Orchestra with Leonardo Zambrano as her teacher. In 1999 she began to study at National University of Colombia where she finished her piano studies under the tutorship of Mercedes Cortés. At the same university she got her Master Degree in Piano Pedagogy in 2008 with the teachers Harold Martina and Abraham Abreu. She has participated in master classes with Valentina Díaz Frenot, Miguel Ángel Schiebba, Walter Blackenheim and Enrique Graff.
She has performed as soloist and accompanist at the Ernesto Diaz Concert room, the Teresa Cuervo auditorium in the National Museum, the Olav Roots Auditorium at the National University of Colombia, in the Colon Theater's Foyer, in the Tayrona Concert Room of Colombo American Center, the Externado University Principal Auditorium and Juan Segundo Parra Concert Room. Also she has played at the National University Radio Station at the show “Alive music for Live Radio”.

With the project “Our music, our city” she participated in the Latinoamerican Forum of Musical Education celebrated in Compensar Concert Auditorium in 2007.

 

RUBÉN PARDO

He begins his studies at the music school of the Colombian Youth Symphonic Orchestra where he completed his theorical studies and where he studied piano with Leonardo Zambrano; later he began to study at the Music Department of National University of Colombia where he gets his degree as a Pianist under the tutorship of Mercedes Cortés getting the highest qualification in his final exam. In 2006 year he begins the Master in Piano Pedagogy at the National University under the tutorship of Harold Martina y Abraham Abreu where he gets the Magister Degree with honors. He has participated in master classes with Walter Blankenheim, Alexander MADZAR, Valentina Diaz Frenot and Miguel Ángel Schiebba, between others.
He has performed as a soloist and accompanist at the principal auditoriums of the country like the Olav Roots Auditorium at the National University of Colombia, the Luis Angel Arango Library, Teresa Cuervo auditorium in the National Museum, Jorge Gaitán Durán in Cúcuta, the Darío Echandía Library in Ibagué and in the Cultural Center Leopoldo López in Pasto. Also he has played at the National University Radio Station at the show “Alive music for Live Radio”.

He played the Grieg's and Schumann's concerts in 2001 and 2003 years with the Colombian Youth Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Ernesto Diaz Mendoza.
Currently is the coordinator of the piano area at the Central University and the pianist at the Colombian Opera.

 

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PELUSO
Maryjane

 

    
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Hartford, CT

Private Piano Teacher

    

Plainville, Connecticut


Master Class Repertoire:

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major

 

Biography: Maryjane Peluso is an artist-instructor of piano and music theory at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, a performing arts magnet high school in Hartford, Connecticut. She performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist, is piano accompanist for the Plainville Choral Society, co-founder and director of the PCS Youth Theater, and for many years performed as a duo-pianist. She has recorded the two-piano works of Dvorak, Brahms, and Manuel Infante in a CD entitled Pianodance. Recent performances include concerto soloist with the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra.

Maryjane, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, has adjudicated for the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, and a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. She also maintains a private piano studio in Connecticut.

 

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RECKLING
Lori

     

Private Piano Teacher

 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

Master Class Repertoire:

Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major, K. 570

 

Biography: Lori Reckling serves the Omaha area as a piano teacher and is an active member of the Omaha Music Teachers Association. She has accompanied choirs and musical productions professionally since the age of 12 and performed many times as soloist as well as collaboratively. A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming she studied piano and violin throughout childhood. She consistently earned Superior and Excellent ratings in Guild auditions, received an Honorable Mention in the Cheyenne Symphony Young Artist Competition in 1977, and captured the concertmaster position at Wyoming District Music Festival. She placed in the top First Violin chair positions at Wyoming All-State and the University of Wyoming Music Camp. She was the only violinist from Cheyenne to be selected to participate in the All-Northwest Nine-State Regional Music Festival. She has also been a choral conductor and was director of the Youth Choir at First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, bringing it from a membership of 5 to a membership of 35 during her three-year tenure. Despite a wrist injury sustained in high school that made it necessary to forego work toward conservatory degrees, Lori has remained passionate about her music making and teaching. She currently studies with Dr. James Johnson at the University of Nebraska-Omaha who has been helping in her rehabilitation following serious arm surgery in 2004. She has accrued over 70 hours of continuing education in piano pedagogy in addition to her piano performance degree work at UNO. Her other teachers have included Mary Elizabeth Thamer and Dr. Virginia Houser. Lori holds a B.S in Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design, an M.S. in Human Development/Marriage and Family Therapy, and was a marriage and family therapist specializing in work with children and families. In addition to her piano teaching, Lori is a Reiki Master and certified energy and holistic healing practitioner with a private practice, Breath of Spirit, Hands of Light, at Morning Star Center in Omaha. She stays physically active with yoga, dance, and swimming, is passionate about gardening and is fascinated by feng shui. Last summer she was adopted by the handsome Tuxedo Jazz, an opinionated tom cat who prefers Scarlatti and Brahms to Debussy and Mozart. Lori has two grown children. Angela Peterson Winter is a lyric soprano and successful voice teacher in the Washington, D.C. area who has recently been selected as the Emerging Leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Ian Peterson is a mechanical engineer responsible for the production machinery at Lozier Corporation in Omaha.

 

 

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STOUDENMIRE

Myungsook

 

    

Charleston Southern University

Private Piano Teacher

 

Summerville, South Carolina


Master Class Repertoire:

Kreisler / Rachmaninoff - Liebesleid [Love's Sorrow]

 

Biography: Myungsook Song Stoudenmire, a native of South Korea , received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina , a second Master Degree from Columbia College , and the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Sungshin Women's University in Seoul where she was awarded one of the university's highest ranking full scholarships. She received a full scholarship for her doctoral studies at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati , where she completed one year of residency and was a recipient of the Dowling Memorial Scholarship from Dowling Foundation in Charleston . Stoudenmire undertook summer studies at Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Festival in Germany , Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Italy, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York and the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina . Her principal teachers and coaches include John Adams, Marina Lomazov, Nina Lelchuk, Walter Hautzig, Frank Weinstock, Marilyn Neeley, Alan Weinberg, Robyn Gibson, and Mee-Hae Park .

Dr. Stoudenmire has appeared in recital and with orchestra in Korea, Germany and United States, including the Hangran Music Festival, National Elite Bachelor's Music Festival, National Elite Master's Music Festival in Korea, Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Festival in Germany, Stafford Steinway Series in Georgia, The Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Music on the Mount, Remington Concert Series, Columbia College Cultural Series, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Sunday at Lowman, Francis Marion Chamber Series in South Carolina. She has been a concerto soloist with orchestra including the Sungshin University Philharmonic and the University of South Carolina Chamber Orchestra .

She is currently on the faculty at Charleston Southern University and maintains private studio with her husband, John. Her students have won major competitions at the local, state and regional levels. They have a daughter, Esther Song.

 

 

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WILSON
Echo

 

 

Adjunct Professor of Tarrant County College NW Campus

Private Piano Teacher

 

Fort Worth, Texas

 

Master Class Repertoire:

Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

 

Biography: Echo Maurer Wilson, TCU ‘78BM, '80 MM began her studies in piano at age 4 with her mother as her teacher. She began accompanying choirs at her elementary school when she was 10 years of age and has continued accompanying choirs ever since. She received her Bachelors degree in Piano Performance and her first Master's degree in Piano Pedagogy at TCU studying with Jo Boatright. During this time, she was inducted in the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. She taught in the Piano Preparatory Dept. at TCU while going to graduate school. She started teaching part-time at TCC South previously from '90-'93 teaching private and class piano. She left TCC to pursue another Master's in Education with Certification at Texas Wesleyan University to teach music in the public school. In 2001, she returned to TCC South Campus as Adjunct Professor of Piano and Staff Accompanist. She has been teaching at TCC Northwest Campus since Fall Semester of 2006. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, Fort Worth Music Teachers Assoc., Fort Worth Piano Teachers Forum (President), Sigma Alpha Iota (Co-Vice President of Ways and Means), and is on the Executive Board of the Van Cliburn Foundation. She and her husband, Walter, are members of the Fort Worth chapter of the American Guild of Organists and are pianist and organist, respectively, at Acton United Methodist Church in Granbury which has been very active in getting the Young Artists from Piano Texas to participate in the church's concert series, Music at Acton. Echo has a private studio with students in Fort Worth and Granbury.

 

 

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