• Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Creative Research

  • Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in d minor, Galveston Symphony (Trond Saeverud) Performance, completed 12/03/2017.
  • Guest soloist with the Florida Orchestra: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Gershwin Concerto in F (Bob Bernhardt, Music Director), November 17-20, 2016. Performance, completed 11/2017.
  • Schumann Concerto in a minor, Op. 54 with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra (Michael Hall, Music Director) Performance, completed 10/15/2017.
  • European Recital tour, performing in Berlin, Vienna, Leipzig (the Schumann Haus), Budapest, Bratislava. September 30-October 12. Performance, completed 09/30/2017.
  • Recital with Dr. Sonja Harasim, at Concordia College on September 1, Fargo-Moorhead MN. Performance, completed 09/01/2017.
  • 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) Other, completed 08/10/2017.
  • 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, completed 08/08/2017.
  • Performance of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 with the Utah Symphony, August 4. Performance, completed 08/04/2017.
  • Performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minnesota Orchestra, July 21. Performance, completed 07/21/2017.
  • Performance of Brahms' Piano Quintet with the Fry Street Quartet, July 10, Utah State University. Performance, completed 07/10/2017.
  • 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. Performance, completed 06/11/2017.
  • Guest soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Jeff Tyzik, Music Director), June 5th 2016. Performance, completed 06/05/2017.
  • Performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the Lakeview Orchestra, May 2. Performance, completed 05/02/2017.
  • Performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major with the Salt Lake Symphony, April 29. Performance, completed 04/29/2017.
  • Performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor with the Kenwood Symphony, March 25-26, 2017. Performance, completed 03/25/2017.
  • Performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, March 3-4 2017. Performance, completed 03/03/2017.
  • Guest soloist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Liszt Concerto No. 1, Liszt Totentanz (Jere Lantz, Music Director), February 4-6, 2017. Performance, completed 02/2017.
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Hagerstown, MD. Guest soloist for Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 (Elizabeth Schulze, Music Director), February 11-12. Performance, completed 02/2017.
  • Guest soloist with the Great Falls Symphony: Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 (Michael Hall, Music Director), January 17, 2017. Performance, completed 01/17/2017.
  • 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 Concertos 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 Solo Works 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 Chamber Music 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 Other, completed 01/01/2017.
  • World premiere performance of John Costa's "Refuge" at the Natural History Museum of Utah, through the NOVA Chamber Music Series. Performance, completed 10/16/2016.
  • Guest soloist with the Bangor Symphony: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Lucas Richman, Music Director), October 8-10, 2016. Performance, completed 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. Commission, completed 09/25/2016.
  • 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 Other, completed 08/2016.
  • 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. Performance, completed 07/2016.
  • Guest soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Osmo Vänskä, Music Director), June 18, 2016. Performance, completed 06/18/2016.


  • 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. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/05/2016.