Drew Donica '13 is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studies with David Korevaar, Robert Spillman, and Alejandro Cremaschi, and serves as a teaching assistant for the piano department.
James Maverick '13 is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at Indiana University where he studies with Emile Naoumoff. Recent activities include summer study at the Zephyr Chamber Music Festival, collaborations with Indiana's University Chorale and University Orchestra, and performances of Gabriela Ortiz' newly-commissioned short opera Ana y su sombra with ROK, a non-profit outreach program that introduces opera to kids at local schools.
Leonard Hayes '12 has just been accepted to the MM program at the Eastman School of Music under Douglas Humpherys.
Hazim Suhadi '12 has just completed a MM in Piano Performance at UW-Madison under Christopher Taylor.
Anna Reiser '12 has just completed an MM in Piano Performance/Pedagogy at UW-Madison under Martha Fischer and Jessica Johnson.
David Keep '11 is pursuing the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with a Minor in Music Theory at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, studying with Luba Edlina-Dubinsky, pianist of the Borodin Trio. Recent performances include solo recitals, collaborative recitals, a lecture recital on the influence of Russian fairytales in the piano music of Prokofiev, and participation in Richard Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier, playing the celesta. This fall, Keep began teaching as a theory instructor for the Young Pianists Program at Indiana University. davidkeeppiano.com
Nathan Uhl '11 received a full scholarship and graduate assistantship to pursue his Masters in Collaborative Piano at Arizona State University with Dr. Andrew Campbell.
Jesse Pieper '11 has just completed an MM in Piano Performance at University of Texas, Austin under Anton Nel.
Alex Boostrom '10 is pursuing his Masters of Music in Music Composition at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and participated in the Beijing International Composer's Workshop in 2011.
Ka Man (Melody) Ng '09 completed her DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison last spring and was appointed professor of piano and pedagogy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville this fall. She has given workshops and presentations at the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and Wisconsin Science Festival, and has presented papers at the 21st European Association for Music in Schools Conference in Belgium, the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association Biennial Convention in Nova Scotia, the 9th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research in Singapore, College Music Society’s Southern Chapter Regional Conference, and the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention. Her presentation, “Fusion: Amalgamation of Technology and Music in Class Piano,” was recently featured in the Music Teachers National Association e-Journal publication.
Katie Reimer, '03, is a New York City based pianist (www.katiereimer.com), performing as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as maintaining a private piano studio. Acclaimed by the New York Times for her 'meditative' playing, she is the founder, pianist, and Executive and Artistic Director for the Mimesis Ensemble (www.mimesisensemble.org), a chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of 20th and 21st century music. She has released commercial recordings of music by Mohammed Fairouz on the Sono Luminus and Bridge labels.
Erin Grier '03, after completing her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 (where she studied with Catherine Kautsky and Jessica Johnson), co-founded Piano Pioneers, a UW scholarship program for low-income students, with Jessica Johnson and served as ProgramDirector from 2006-2008. She also taught piano at the Arboretum Music School, Waunakee, WI, from 2004-2008, then established an independent piano studio in Madison, WI, in 2009. She was active as a performer and collaborator with the Creative Worship Singers and Gente Nueva at Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, WI, from 2006-2011, with Madison's Opera for the Young in their Midwest tour of The Elixir of Love in 2009; and as keyboardist with several Madison-based Latin-music ensembles including Grupo Candela, Mambo Blue, and Charanga Agoza' during 2007-2011. In August, 2012, she finished a sabbatical year which included travel and learning in Latin America, and an exploration of choral and solo vocal music through a new lens: as singer rather than pianist.
Hillary Nordwell '03 received her MM from San Francisco Conservatory and is a free-lance pianist and violist in San Francisco. She has cello/piano duo and an active studio of piano students.
Angela Meyers '03 received an MM in piano pedagogy at Westminster Choir College and is now completing a Ph.D. in education (piano pedagogy) at Columbia Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Andrew Cashner '03 did further studies in piano at New England Conservatory and is now completing a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Chicago.
Brooke Joyce ’95 received his Ph.D. in composition from Princeton and is now Composer-in-Residence at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa
Elizabeth Snodgrass ’93 received her MM in piano from Peabody Conservatory and is now Manager of Community Programs at Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y.
Joe Hauer, a graduate of the Lawrence Academy pre-college division, was chosen as one of only 12 pianists to participate, cost-free, in PianoFest at the Hamptons.