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2013: PhD in Historical Musicology (magna cum laude), Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock, Germany. Defense date: Oct. 22, 2013. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Möller. External reader: Dr. Robin Elliott (Assistant Dean, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music)
Dissertation title: Two Centuries in One: Musical Romanticism and the Twentieth Century (475
2004: Master of Arts in Musicology, University of Toronto, (GPA: A)
A course-work Masters degree with a strong emphasis in music theory including Schenkerian
Analysis, post-tonal theory, atonal theory, and theory pedagogy
1992: Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (with distinction), University of Saskatchewan.
Principle piano teachers: Boris Lysenko (1997-1998, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto), Robin Harrison (1981-1991, University of Saskatchewan),
2008 to present: Sessional instructor, piano faculty, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Projected publication of a revised and shortened version of my dissertation, Two Centuries in One. The work is currently published on the internet through the Rostock University Library. As of February, 2015, it is also available in the Articles archive at MusicWeb International, the largest, oldest, and most frequently cited review site for classical compact discs on the internet.
Extended projects at the manuscript stage:
A comprehensive time line (currently at about 100 pages) of the Romantic Revival in the late twentieth century.
The role of independent record labels and their founders in the late twentieth-century Romantic Revival.
Busoni's “anti-modernist modernism” and his influence on twentieth-century romanticism and the late twentieth-century Romantic Revival.
Liszt's late students and their role in shaping twentieth-century attitudes toward the performing
The continuation of the tonal salon tradition in early twentieth-century piano and chamber music.
A large survey of the romantic piano concerto in the twentieth century.
Scholarly Publications for the commercial market as German/English translator
About sixty-five CD booklets for SPEKTRAL Records, Germany, a CD label specializing in pipe organ, choral, guitar and chamber music. Each booklet consists of an essay (generally 3000 to 5000 words) written by a German musical scholar. Recent highlights include the translation of a 40-page scholarly analysis of the late eighteenth-century South German monastic musical tradition, written by Raimond Hug (published in 2015).
Various program notes for concerts, both in Germany and in Canada.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
2013: Awarded “magna cum laude” for doctoral dissertation.
2002-2004: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, Master of Arts, full scholarship for two years.
2003: Winner of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music David Y. Timbrell Award for academic excellence.
1985 University of Saskatchewan Entrance Scholarship
1987 University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science academic scholarship
1990: Represented Saskatchewan at the CIBC Canadian Music Festival national finals.
1988: University of Saskatchewan Marjorie Wilson Scholarship in piano performance.
1987: University of Saskatchewan Marjorie Wilson Scholarship in piano performance.
1984: RCM Grade 10 piano, mark of 90 (highest mark in Saskatchewan)
1982: RCM Grade 9 piano, mark of 89 (highest mark in Saskatchewan)
1980: RCM Grade 8 piano, mark of 92 (highest mark in Saskatchewan)
1976 to 1990 Numerous awards and scholarships in piano competitions at the city and provincial levels.
2004 University of Toronto Masters colloquium: Title of research, “Musical Performance and the Authority of the score.”
As an observer, I attended several conferences and colloquiums at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto while pursuing my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (academic)
May, 2015: Member of graduate panel, external examiner for violist Anastasiya Baranova, Masters recital, at the University of Manitoba Marcel Desautels Faculty of Music.
January, 2015: Member of graduate panel, external examiner for pianist Lieming Xu, Masters recital, at the University of Manitoba Marcel Desautels Faculty of Music.
2013: Guest Lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock
2008 to present: Sessional piano faculty at Canadian Mennonite University.
Winter Semester, 2006-2007: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock: Co-led (with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Möller) a seminar discussion on Arved Ashby's 2004 collection of essays, The Pleasure of Modernist Music.
Teaching and adjudicating (piano, etc.):
Private piano/theory/history instructor (1990 to present). Have put many students through RCM exams and have also had students competing at the Canadian provincial level.
April, 2016: Adjudicator for Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competition, Senior and Advanced Levels.
August, 2016: Faculty accompanist at the Rosamunde Summer Music Academy, Winnipeg Manitoba
August, 2015: Faculty accompanist at the Rosamunde Summer Music Academy, Winnipeg, Manitoba
July, 2014: Faculty member at the Cadenza Summer Music Camp, Winkler, Manitoba.
2009 to present: Many masterclasses for piano students at the University of Manitoba Preparatory Division.
June, 2008: Adjudicator, Scholarship Competition, Junior Level. Division of Preparatory Studies, University of Manitoba.
June, 2008: Adjudicator, Berchmans Loh Scholarship in Music, Division of Preparatory Studies, University of Manitoba
2006-2008: Taught English as a second language in a classroom setting (Rostock, Germany).
SERVICE TO PROFESSION:
Editing of dissertations written in English by native German writers:
PhD dissertation (350 pages – 120 hours of work) by a German musicologist writing in English
PhD dissertation (100 pages – 60 hours of work) by a German mathematician writing in English
German: fluent reading, speaking and writing proficiency.
Russian: rudimentary, only with dictionary.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Performed several recitals with professional instrumentalists and singers during the late 1980s and early 1990s in various annual concert series events, including Saskatoon's Music at the Mendel series and the Rites of Spring festival.
1990 and 1993: Appeared in two CBC broadcasts as an accompanist.
Selected piano repertoire: Chopin, Concerto in E minor, 24 Etudes Op 10 and 25, Sonata No. 2, Scherzo No 2, the four impromtus, various waltzes, mazurkas, nocturnes; Brahms: Three Intermezzos, Op 117, Paganini Variations, Concerto No 2, Schubert several Impromptus, Wanderer Fantasy, Sonatas, D. 665, 894, 960; Schumann, Humoreske; Ravel, Jeux d'eau, Gaspard de la Nuit; Scriabin, Fourth Sonata, some etudes; several preludes by Rachmaninoff; Saint Saens, Second Concerto, several etudes; Prokofiev, Ninth Sonata; Bartok, Sonata for two pianos and percussion; Liszt, Second Concerto, Dante Sonata, Hungarian Rhapsodies 6 and 15, eight transcendental etudes; many sonatas and concertos of Beethoven; Mozart: Concertos 23 and 24 and several sonatas and shorter works; about one third of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier; Chopin/Godowsky, 15 etudes; and (in recent years) a number of works for left hand: Bach/Brahms Chaconne in d minor, Blumenfeld Etude in A flat, Saint-Saens Etudes for the left hand. (piano activities curtailed for physical reasons). A few sound files can be heard here.
OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Extensive library of recordings, books and scores collected since the age of 11 (Now numbering well over 10 000 items, not including electronic files). Included are recordings of around 600 piano concertos as well as comprehensive collections of most of the great composers as well as historical conductors, pianists, violinists and cellists.