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Assistant Professor of Music – Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Marshall University. Laureate, Concours Grieg International Competition for Pianists in Norway (Schubert Prize) and IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Italy. Performances at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Salle Munch in Paris, and Salle Molière in Lyon, France.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music; further degrees in piano performance and pedagogy, Hochschule für Musik & Theater Hannover; Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” de Paris; Western Michigan University. Piano study with Nelita True, Nelson Delle-Vigne, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg; harpsichord with William Porter.
Jury member, IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition in Sicily, Italy (2012); Georgia MTNA competitions (2011); West Virginia MTNA competitions (2011). Member, Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society); CMS; and MTNA (Alabama MTA board member, 2011). Prior full-time faculty member, Auburn University.
Frequent recitals and piano master classes across Europe and in the United States. Recent and upcoming university guest artist appearances, Columbus State University, GA; Furman University, SC; Humboldt State University, CA; Huntingdon College, AL; Middle Tennessee State University, TN; Oakland University, MI; Ohio University, OH; University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL; University of Montevallo, AL; and University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
Peer-reviewed co-authored articles in Human Movement Science (Influence of Practice on the Development of Motor Skills in Pianists, 2009) and Movement Disorders (Quantification of Focal Dystonia in Pianists using Scale Analysis, 2004), in collaboration with the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine at the HMT Hannover.