Pianist Lisa Kinzer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Piano Area at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Master of Music from Louisiana State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her teachers have included Clifton Matthews, Robert McDonald, Jack Guerry, and John Salmon. She performs across the United States, playing both solo and collaborative recitals with her husband, saxophonist Charles Kinzer. A regular adjudicator for numerous piano competitions, including the prestigious Bartok/Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, Kinzer is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, CMS, MTNA, and VMTA.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC
Visual and Performing Arts
Concentration in Piano Pedagogy
(Applied Area, Piano)
The degree Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Piano Pedagogy offers students with strong performance skills the opportunity to apply those skills to teaching applied piano in individual and group settings. Elective Education and Business courses supplement a core music curriculum which fosters growth in areas of performance, music theory, music literature, and music education. Students who complete this degree program will be well-equipped to perform in varied settings, establish independent teaching studios, and teach piano in community music and preparatory schools. They will also have a thorough background for pursuing graduate studies in piano pedagogy or performance.
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