Professional Service

  • Music Teachers National Association. Role: member. MTNA International Task Force Committee. 03/17/2018 - 07/02/2018
  • Utah Symphony and Opera. Served as piano judicator; 2010 Youth Guild Piano Competition hosted by the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera; Opera Production Studios, 336 North, 400 West, Salt Lake City, Utah; February 27, 2010. 02/27/2010 - 02/27/2010
  • Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. Role: Artist. Perform piano at the local schools. Projects are ongoing since 2007. 01/2007 - present

Internal Service

  • University Academic Senate . 10/20/2015 - 05/01/2018. University service.
  • Advisory Committee, 2014 – 2016. member, 08/2014 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Director Search Committee, Director of School of Music; 2014 - 2015. 08/2014 - 05/2015. College service.
  • Recruitment Committee. 08/2014 - 05/2015. Department service.
  • University Diversity Committee. member, 08/26/2013 - 05/02/2016. University service.
  • School of Music Event/Concert Scheduling Committee. 08/20/2013 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Coordinator of Class Piano since 2012. Directing and advising TAs and all music students on class piano, 08/2012 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. 08/20/2010 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Assisting chairperson on matters associated with the piano area, such as scheduling piano jury, scholarship auditions, and out-reach programs. etc.. Assistant Chair of Piano Area at the School of Music, 08/2010 - present. Department service.
  • Co-directing the annual University of Utah SummerArts Piano Competition. The competition has over hundred competitors age from first grader to graduate students. The competition offers money prizes, college scholarship as well as concerto performance with symphony orchestras. Precollege students are competing in five areas:piano performance, keyboard skills, quick study, sight reading, theory; university students have additional competitions in solo piano/concerto, collaborative piano, video teaching, and Arne Oldberg competition. Co-director, 08/2009 - present. Other service.
  • Faculty RPT Chair; 2019 - 2020. Chair, 08/12/2019 - 05/01/2020. Department service.
  • Faculty RPT Committee. member, 08/14/2017 - present. Department service.
  • School of Music Department Appointments Committee; 2017 - present. member, 08/14/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty RPT Committee; 2017 – present. member, 08/14/2017 - present. Department service.
  • School of Music Department Appointments Committee. member, 08/14/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Advisory Committee. member, 08/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee; Assistant Piano faculty. Chair, 08/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Trumpet faculty. 08/20/2016 - 04/01/2017. Department service.
  • Scholarship Committee; 2016 – present. member, 08/15/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Scheduling Committee; 2016 - present. member, 08/15/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Scholarship Committee; 2016 – present. member, 08/15/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Scholarship Committee. member, 08/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Scheduling Committee. member, 08/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Recruitment Committee; 2015 – present. member, 08/10/2015 - present. Department service.
  • University Academic Senate: 2015 - 2018. member, 08/10/2015 - 05/04/2018. University service.
  • Recruitment Committee. member, 08/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee; Visiting professor in piano. Chair, 08/01/2015 - 05/01/2016. Department service.
  • Advisory Committee, 2014 – present. member, 08/11/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee; Assistant Professor of Piano. member, 08/01/2014 - 05/01/2015. Department service.
  • School of Music Event/Concert Scheduling Committee, 2013 - present. member, 08/12/2013 - present. Department service.
  • University Diversity Committee: 2013 – 2015. member, 08/12/2013 - 05/01/2015. University service.
  • Director Search Committee. member, 08/01/2013 - 05/01/2014. College service.
  • College Creative & Scholarly Research Grant Committee. member, 08/01/2013 - 05/01/2014. College service.
  • Undergraduate Committee, 2010 – present. member, 08/16/2010 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. member, 08/10/2010 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee; Assistant Professor of Theory/Guitar. member, 08/01/2009 - 05/01/2010. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee, 2006 – 2010. member, 08/14/2006 - 04/30/2010. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. member, 08/01/2006 - 05/01/2010. Department service.
  • Library Committee, 2004 – 2014. member, 08/16/2004 - 04/30/2014. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee; Assistant Professor of Violin. member, 08/01/2003 - 05/01/2004. Department service.

Outreach

  • •Piano Area Outreach Program. Students at Backman Elementary, Newmann Elementary, Glendale Middle School, East High School are being trained in state-of-the-art keyboard laboratories. The piano area also provides a community evening piano course taught at Glendale Middle School. There are 10 Teaching Assistants teaching each afternoon in each of these schools. Several students from this program have excelled and auditioned for entrance to the University of Utah School of Music. 08/01/2010 - present
  • Presented regularly at the local teach chapters with piano performance and masterclasses; served as a piano competition judge for the local music community, 2010 Youth Guild Piano Competition. Projects are ongoing. 01/2001 - present

Honors & Awards

  • I am the teacher of Daniel Tseylakov, winner, 2019, San Jose International Piano Competition, Best Performance of Contemporary Work, and semi-finalist, Daniel Tselyakov; San Jose, California; June 22, 2019. San Jose International Piano Competition, 06/22/2019
  • Teacher Award, MTNA Steinway & Sons Young Artist Piano Competition, Southwest Division Winner; Spokane, Washington; March 17, 2019 . Music Teachers National Association, 03/17/2019
  • I am the teacher of Winners, 2019, UMTA Concerto Competition; Daniel Tselyakov, Third-prize, Shanmo Guan, Honorable Mention; Murray, Utah; February 16, 2019. Utah Music Teachers Association, 02/16/2019
  • I am the teacher of Daniel Tselyakov, the winner of 2019 International Livorno Piano Competition in Italy, 4th Prize, and Audience Prize; Pisa, Italy; January 26, 2019. 01/26/2019
  • I am the teacher of Yuhuan Xu, the winner of 2018 UMTA State Concerto Competition; she was awarded first prize in the college division; Daynes Music, Murry, Utah, March 16, 2018. Utah Music Teachers Association, 03/16/2018
  • I am the teacher of Janae Williams, the winner, 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition; she was awarded First Prize in the Professional Division; Her solo performance has been scheduled in the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall in March; New York City, New York; January 9, 2018. 01/09/2018
  • Guest artist of 2010- 2011 Concert Series. The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, 04/29/2011
  • Guest speaker and performing artist for the 2010 First China Tourism Festival Brand Summit. Government of Hainan Provice in China, 12/2010
  • Guest performing artist, presented two concerts inside of the World Expo in Shanghai, China in June 4 and 6, 2010. Committee of China 2010 World Expo, 06/2010
  • Performing Artist for EVE on Temple Square: Winter Wonderland Concert. The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-Day Saints, 12/29/2009
  • Performing Artist. Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, 2009

Affiliations

  • The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), member, 01/01/1994 - present

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