Assistant Professor, School Of Music
- Repertoire Learned for 2018:
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 ‘Age of Anxiety’
Franz Schubert: Trockne Blümen Variations for piano and flute
Maurice Ravel: Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for flute and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance Cantabile in e minor for trio and orchestra, Hess 13
CPE Bach: Hamburger Sonata for flute and piano
Augusta Read Thomas: Piano Etudes
Christopher Walczak: Timeshadow (2018), for piano quartet world premiere
JP Sweelinck: 6 Variations, Ma Jeunesse a une fin
Clara Schumann: Romance in E-flat minor, Op. 11
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Franz Liszt: Sonata in b minor
Claude Debussy: Three Preludes
La puerta del Vino
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Frederic Chopin: Concerto No. 1 in e minor
Frederic Chopin: Concerto No. 2 in f minor
Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
- Performance of Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand, and Granados (selections from Goyescas) with the Rochester Symphony (Jere Lantz).
- Performance of the complete works of Carl Nielsen for violin and piano, with Hasse Borup, at the University of Maryland.
- Performance of the complete works of Carl Nielsen for violin and piano, with Hasse Borup, at the Danish Embassy in Washington DC, October 30.
- Performance of Alexander Zemlinsky's Fantasies Op. 9, Brahms Songs for viola and voice Op. 91, and Mozart's e minor violin sonata with Utah Symphony concertmaster Madeline Adkins, October 14.
- Solo recital for the Grand Teton Music Festival recital series, October 12.
- Performance of the complete works for piano and violin of Carl Nielsen, with Hasse Borup, at Humboldt State University, Arcata CA.
- Performance of the complete works for piano and violin of Carl Nielsen, with Hasse Borup, as part of the 2018 Bonneville Chamber Music Series.
- Performances of Addinsell's 'Warsaw Concerto' and Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 with the San Diego Symphony (Sameer Patel), August 30-September 3.
- Performance of Bernstein Symphony No. 2 with the Lawton Philarhmonic (Jon Kalbfleisch).
- Performances of Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with the George Enescu Philharmonic (Cristian Macelaru), at the Atenuel Roman, Bucharest, May 7-11.
- Performance of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 2 with the Salt Lake Symphony (Russell Guyver).
- Performances at Southern Illinois University's "Outside the Box" contemporary music festival. World premiere of Christopher Walczak's "Timeshadow," and collaboration with Augusta Read Thomas in performing her Piano Etudes.
- Solo recital and master class at the University of Minnesota, March 9-11.
- Solo Recital at the Vero Beach Piano Recital Series
- Performances of Hummel Concerto No. 3 in b minor, Boulder Chamber Orchestra (Bahman Saless, Music Director), February 23-24.
- Performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Wayzata Symphony Orchestra (Marlene Pauley, Music Director), February 10-11.
- Solo Recital at Bozeman Symphony Piano Recital Series
- Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in d minor, Galveston Symphony (Trond Saeverud)
- Guest soloist with the Florida Orchestra: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Gershwin Concerto in F (Bob Bernhardt, Music Director), November 17-20, 2016.
- Schumann Concerto in a minor, Op. 54 with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra (Michael Hall, Music Director)
- European Recital tour, performing in Berlin, Vienna, Leipzig (the Schumann Haus), Budapest, Bratislava. September 30-October 12.
- Recital with Dr. Sonja Harasim, at Concordia College on September 1, Fargo-Moorhead MN.
- World Premieres Performed in 2017 (through September 15, 2017):
1. Rozhanne Etezady: Recurring Dreams (at Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, August 2017)
2. Richard Lavenda: Rhapsody, Taking Flight (September 1, Concordia College)
- 4 concerts as a guest artist at the 2017 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Collaborations with world-renowned artists Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Bion Tsang (international cello soloist, Professor of Cello at University of Texas Austin), Lorna McGhee (Principal Flute, Pittsburgh Symphony), Anne Martindale-Williams (Principal Cello, Pittsburgh Symphony), Timothy McAllister (the premiere saxophone soloist in the world today, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan), Rozhanne Etezady (distinguished composer). August 9-13, 2017, East Sound WA.
- Performance of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 with the Utah Symphony, August 4.
- Performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minnesota Orchestra, July 21.
- Performance of Brahms' Piano Quintet with the Fry Street Quartet, July 10, Utah State University.
- Performance of Schubert's Impromptu in G-flat major and Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39 for the Salon de Leve Concert Series, Minneapolis Minnesota.
- Guest soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Jeff Tyzik, Music Director), June 5th 2016.
- Performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the Lakeview Orchestra, May 2.
- Performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major with the Salt Lake Symphony, April 29.
- Performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor with the Kenwood Symphony, March 25-26, 2017.
- Performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, March 3-4 2017.
- Guest soloist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Liszt Concerto No. 1, Liszt Totentanz (Jere Lantz, Music Director), February 4-6, 2017.
- Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Hagerstown, MD. Guest soloist for Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 (Elizabeth Schulze, Music Director), February 11-12.
- Guest soloist with the Great Falls Symphony: Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 (Michael Hall, Music Director), January 17, 2017.
New Repertoire Learned in 2017 (through September 15)
Trumpet Search Repertoire
1. J. Barat: Andante et Scherzo
2. George Gershwin: 3 Preludes
3. Joseph Turrin: Three Episodes
4. Kevin McKee: Centennial Horizon
5. Guiseppe Tartini: Concerto in D major, mvmt 1
6. R. Peaslee: Catalonia, mvmt 1
7. George Gershwin: Someone to watch over me
8. Joseph Turrin: Caprice
9. Leonard Bernstein: Rondo for Lifey
10. T. Hansen: Sonata for trumpet, mvmt 1
11. Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto in B-flat major, mvmt 1
12. Eric Ewazen: A Song from the heart
13. Michael Mikulka: Concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble
14. Rodion Shchedrin: In the style of Albeniz
15. Charles Ives: Four Songs
1. Shostakovich: Concerto No. 2 in F major
2. Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 2 in G major
3. Hummel: Concerto No. 3 in b minor
4. Mozart: Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major
1. CPE Bach: Sonata in A major
2. Clara Schumann: Nocturne in F major, Op. 6
3. Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110
4. Beethoven: Sonata in f minor, Op. 57
5. Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Op. 2 No. 2
6. Brahms: Intermezzo in E-flat major, Op. 117 No. 1
7. Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major
8. Liszt: Nuages Gris
9. Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité
10. Germaine Tailleferre: Rêverie (1964)
11. Gyorgy Catoire: Pieces Op. 10
12. Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy
13. Schoenberg: Klavierstucke, Op. 19
14. Schumann: Humoreske, Op. 20
15. Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12
16. Schumann: Waldszenen
17. Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book II Number 1
18. Mozart: Fantasy in d minor, K. 397
19. Mozart: Twinkle Twinkle Variations
1. Schubert: Notturno, D. 897
2. Gershwin: 3 Preludes (arr. Heifetz)
3. Debussy: Sonata for violin
4. Beethoven: Sonata in c minor, Op. 30 No. 2 for violin and piano
5. Flute piece with Lorna McGhee
6. Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major for violin and piano
7. Frank Bridge: Stream piece, for viola and piano
- World premiere performance of John Costa's "Refuge" at the Natural History Museum of Utah, through the NOVA Chamber Music Series.
- Guest soloist with the Bangor Symphony: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Lucas Richman, Music Director), October 8-10, 2016.
- Commission and performance of two world premieres by Miguel Chuaqui (Director, School of Music) "Panamericana" for solo piano, and "Bagatelles" by Igor Iachimciuc for solo piano. Libby Garder Hall, University of Utah.
- New Works Learned in 2016:
Igor Iachimciuc: Six Bagatelles
Miguel Basim Chuaqui: Panamericana
Claude Debussy: Images Book I
JP Rameau: Gavotte and 6 doubles
Frederic Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58
Franz Schubert: Sonata in a minor, D. 845
Carl Nielsen: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 13
Jean Sibelius: Romanze for violin and piano, Op. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 291
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Ralph Vaughn Williams: Romance for viola and piano
- Guest artist at the 2016 Wellesley Composer's Conference, July 17-31 2016. Performed 3 concerts of avant-garde chamber music with other distinguished faculty and guest artists.
- Guest soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Osmo Vänskä, Music Director), June 18, 2016.
- Presenter at the 2016 UMTA (Utah Music Teacher's Association) State Conference at Weber State University.
"The Concert Pianist's Armor: strategies to cope with mental and physical obstacles related to live performance."
"I would give anything to play the way you do!" is a frequently heard sentence by concert pianists from their audience members, but few people truly know the immense difficulties associated with a concert career. Whether it is playing complex music from memory in front of thousands of people, or dealing with constant performance anxiety, the life of a concert pianist is fraught with extreme challenges. In this seminar, internationally-renown concert pianist Andrew Staupe will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a performing artist, talk about how to overcome these various problems, and how to lead a fulfilling artistic career as a musician of any age.