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Dr. Lucy Tan, Artist-in-Residence / Piano and Music Theory Instructor / Staff Pianist

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Office: HS 221
Phone: 580.349.1491
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Pianist, Lucy Tan, has concertized at many notable venues including Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Her young performing career began when she made her live WGBH radio debut at age 11 on “Morning Pro Musica” with Robert Lurtzema, followed by her concerto debut at age 12 with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tan’s numerous media appearances include performances on NPR’s “From the Top,” as well as WBGH’s “Classics in the Morning.” She can also be on the recording, Kuş Dili: The Language of Birds (produced by DÜNYA), a CD that integrates global and classical music. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Tan’s performances have taken her to the Far East as well as Europe, and she performed at music festivals such as Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West. With an interest in 20 th and 21 st century works, Dr. Tan has collaborated with composers such as John Harbison and Alvin Lucier, and has experience working with electronics in piano performance, as well as extended keyboard techniques.

A laureate of many awards and honors, Dr. Tan has won prizes at the XXVIII Incontro Internatiozionale Giovani Pianisti, the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Competition, the Chiang Wen Yeh International Piano Competition, the Harvard Musical Association, the New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition, the NEC Honors Piano Competition, and more. Most recently, she was an acclaimed semi-finalist in the International Odyssiad Piano Competition, as well as the Classics Alive competition. Her former teachers include David Korevaar, Bruce Brubaker, Veronica Jochum, Bob Spillman, Tatyana Dudochkin, and Hui-Yen Chang. She has also performed in masterclasses for notable artists such as Alfred Brendel, Arie Vardi, Jeremy Denk, Oxana Yablonskaya, Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen. Dr. Tan received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory. After completing her dissertation, Oiseaux exotiques: An Exploration of Structure, Narrative, and Interpretation, she was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Previous university appointments include teaching secondary piano and class piano at the New England Conservatory and at CU Boulder. She is actively involved in teachers’ associations like MTNA and CSMTA, and serves on the Advisory Council of CSMTA as Advertising Chair. Dr. Tan is now Artist-in- Residence at Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she teaches piano courses, applied piano, music theory, and provides collaborative piano services. You are welcome to watch and subscribe to Dr. Tan’s performances on YouTube here.


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