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Artist/Educator Archive Interviews


by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.
Rio Rancho, NM USA


ver the years, we have interviewed many well-known and not-so-well-known artists and educators. Each interviewee has a unique take on their art and their career in music. We recommend that you sit down and spend some time with each of these previous interviews. You'll find them just as interesting and thought-provoking as the current one. The opinions offered here are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily represent those of the West Mesa Music Teachers Association, its officers, or members. (We have attorneys, too!). At the end of each interview, you'll find hypertext links to the interviewee's e-mail and Web sites (where available), as well as in the list below, so you can learn more if you're interested. Except where otherwise noted, the interviewer is Dr. John Zeigler.




September 1995 - Dr. William Leland, Pianist in Residence, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA
October 1995 - Dr. Hao Huang, Professor and Artist Pianist, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, USA
November 1995 - Roger Shields, Executive Director, Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition, Champaign - Urbana, IL USA
February 1996 - Eloise Niwa, Pianist, Private Teacher, and Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, IL USA
March 1996 - Arlette Felberg, Associate Professor of Music, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA
May 1996 - Eugene Albulescu, Pianist, Performer and Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
June 1996 - Seymour Bernstein, Associate Professor of Piano, New York University, New York, NY, USA
September 1996 - Graham Scott, Pianist and Performer, New York, NY, USA
January 1997 - Richard Cionco, Professor of Music, California State University at Sacramento, CA, USA
March 1997 - Margaret Brandman, Composer, Performer, Music Educator, Arranger, Author, Specialist Music Consultant, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
May 1997 - Dr. Larry Campbell, Professor of Music, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL USA
July 1997 - Dr. Linda Holzer, Assistant Professor of Piano, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR USA
September 1997 - Edward Francis, Private Teacher and Adjunct Professor of Piano, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA USA
January 1998 - Dr. Paul Pollei, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT USA and Artistic Director, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
April 1998 - Roberta Pili, Pianist and Performer, Vienna, Austria
June 1998 - Mona Wu DeCesare, Pianist, Private Teacher and Adjunct Professor of Piano, Pasadena City College, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, CA USA
August 1998 - Kalman Novak, Pianist, Teacher, and Founder, Music Center of the North Shore, Wilmette, IL USA
October 1998 - Robert Finley, Pianist, Teacher, Performer, MIDI Sequencer and Engineer, Boston, MA USA
November 1998 - Vladimir Feltsman, Concert Pianist, New York, NY USA
May 1999 - Dr. Theodore Edel, Associate Professor of Piano, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
July 1999 - Ms. Cheryl Everett, Pianist, Private Teacher, Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra Member, Crawfordsville, IN USA
September 1999 - Drs. George and Susan Dersnah Fee, Pianists, Private Teachers, San Diego, CA USA
December 1999 - Randall Scott Faber, Pianist, Author and Piano Pedagogy Clinician, Nashville, TN USA
April 2000 - Dr. Robert Taub, Pianist, Performer and Educator, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ USA
June 2003 - Ms. Deborah Poppink, Pianist, Performer, Song Writer and Educator, Los Angeles, CA USA
October 2003 - Tannis Gibson, Assistant Professor of Music,  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA
April 2004 - Dr. James B. Lyke, Professor of Piano, Author, New York, NY USA
August 2004 - Dr. Robert Pace, Piano Educator, Author, Chatham, NY USA
February 2005 - Graham Scott, Pianist, Educator and Performer, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA (see also September 1996 interview)
March 2005 - Dr. Scott McBride Smith, Educator and President, International Institute for Young Musicians, Irvine, CA USA
September 2005 - Dr. William Leland, Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA
February 2006 - Mr. Leon Karan, M.F.A., B.Mus., R.M.T., Pianist and Educator, Hamilton, ON, Canada
June 2007 - Ms. Heidi Lowy, Teacher, Performer and Recording Artist, Bedminster, NJ USA
July 2007 - Dr. Oscar Macchioni, Educator and Performer, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX USA
January 2009 - Mr. Scott Houston, Educator, Writer and Performer, Emmy Award Winning Host of The Piano Guy on Public Television, Indianapolis, IN USA
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