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Beverly Smoker

Beverly Smoker in performance

Griffes: The Fountain of Acqua Paola 

Beverly SmokerProfessor
bsmoker5@naz.edu  
585-389-2696
Office: A-73

Departmental Responsibilities:
Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Applied Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Literature
Accompanying
Score Reading
Functional Piano

Education:
University of Iowa, DMA
University of Iowa, MFM
University of Texas, Austin, BM

Biography:
Beverly Smoker is Professor of Music, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, and director of the Piano Pedagogy Graduate Certificate program at Nazareth College. Numerous appearances as soloist and collaborative musician include performances on the Knitting Factory Composer Series, NYC, and recordings for ABC Radio in Brisbane, Australia, and Centaur Records. She was a recipient of a Gramma Fisher Fellowship at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and for ten years, a recipient of solo touring grants from the Iowa Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Smoker presents a wide range of repertoire including recitals and workshops devoted to twentieth-century music, and has premiered several works written for her.
 
        Beverly Smoker previously taught at Cornell, Grinnell, and Coe Colleges, and at the University of Iowa. For several years she operated a private piano studio.  Her students have earned undergraduate and graduate music degrees at major colleges and universities throughout the country and maintain careers as pedagogues and performing artists. A long-term active MTNA member, she has presented at national and state and conferences as well as district events. Dr. Smoker is currently NYSMTA New Music Review Chair and District 12 Chair.


 Sample Programs:
ROMANTIC PLEASURES: Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt
CHANGING STYLES,  CHANGING ROLES; Six Centuries of Keyboard Preludes
PRELUDES & ETUDES: Bach, Scriabin, Ligeti, Liszt

 

Workshops:

ENRICHING THE AURAL PALETTE
MASTERING CHALLENGES OF 2OTH CENTURY INNOVATIONS
 INCORPORATING THEORY INTO THE PIANO LESSON
STYLISTIC CONSIDERATIONS IN BAROQUE, CLASSICAL & ROMANTIC MUSIC
MEMORIZATION & MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING
UNLEASHING STUDENT POTENTIAL

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