Piano Faculty and Presenters

e Magrath

Dr. Jane Magrath is internationally known as an author, clinician, and pianist. Her book The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature has become a classic reference work for pianists throughout the US and abroad. She also is known for her more than forty piano literature editions through Alfred Publishing Co. that are used widely in the U.S. and abroad. Respected nationally and internationally, she has presented over three hundred workshops and master classes throughout the US and on four continents. Currently, Magrath is Regents’ Professor and holds the Grant Endowed Chair in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma, where she was named Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts and serves as Director of Piano Pedagogy. Students and former students have been placed in university and college teaching positions throughout the US and many have won numerous prizes and competitions. Magrath will present a master class, several lecture/workshop sessions, and teach private lessons during the 2016 CMF Piano Seminar. She is Director of the CMF Piano Seminar. MORE…

Alan Chow

Alan Chow, acclaimed for his "elegant poetry and virtuosic fire," has won major competitions including First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Palm Beach International Piano Competition. Winner of the Silver Medal and Audience Favorite Prize at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, he was also a prizewinner in the William Kapell International Piano Competition. A Steinway artist, he has performed in recital and in concert with orchestras from coast to coast in major music centers in over forty states. He regularly tours Asia with performances in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore. Mr. Chow studied with Nelita True at the Univeristy of Maryland, with Sascha Gordonitsky at the Juilliard, and with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. Chow is currently on the piano faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. MORE…

Alvin Chow

Pianist Alvin Chow has performed throughout North America and in Asia as orchestral soloist and recitalist. He has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition and the New York Piano Teachers Congress International Competition. His appearances as soloist with orchestra include the National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Shanghai Philharmonic, Pan-Asia Symphony in Hong Kong, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. Mr. Chow graduated Co-Valedictorian at the University of Maryland, where he was a student of Nelita True. He also received the prestigious Victor Herbert Prize in Piano from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki, and held the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University as a student of Menahem Pressler. From 2011-14 he was the Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory, and currently continues as Chair of the Piano Department. MORE…

Andrew Cooperstock

Pianist Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states, including performances at New York's Alice Tully, Merkin, and Carnegie halls, Broadway's 54 Below, Greenwich Village's (le) Poisson Rouge, Brooklyn's BargeMusic, and at the United Nations. He has been featured in recitals and concerto appearances at the Chautauqua, Brevard, and Round Top international music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Hong Kong's Hell Hot! New Music Festival, and in London, Beijing, Accra, Kiev, Sapporo, Canberra, Lima, and Geneva, on National Public Radio, Radio France, and the BBC. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Cincinnati and Peabody Conservatories, Andrew Cooperstock studied with Abbey Simon, David Bar-Illan, and Walter Hautzig, as well as with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. Dr. Cooperstock is currently Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder and faculty member at Saarburg International Festival of Music (Germany). MORE ...

David Heller

Organist David Heller has risen to prominence as an outstanding performer and pedagogue in the United States. The American Organist has described him as “an eloquent performer,” and his playing as “an excellent demonstration of outstanding music making.” A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Heller holds degrees from Lawrence University and the Eastman School of Music, which awarded him the prestigious Performer’s Certificate in Organ. His teachers have included Miriam Clapp Duncan and Russell Saunders in organ, and Colin Tilney and Lisa Goode Crawford in harpsichord. His post-doctoral organ study was with David Craighead, and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. Dr. Heller joined the faculty of Trinity University in 1986 where he currently serves as Professor of Music and University Organist. In 2012, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Music. MORE…

Judy Stafslien

Judy Stafslien, is a Coach/Accompanist at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where she received her degrees in piano performance and music education. She is also music director of the LaCrosse BoyChoir. Well known as a collaborative artist in the upper Midwest she has accompanied soloists and choral groups throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Stafslien has served as a professional accompanist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing , the Metropolitan Opera District and Regional Audtions, and the Schubert Club Auditions. She has accompanied solo, choral, and chamber works for the Classical Music Festival since 1987.

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