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Kirstin Ihde, Class Piano

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Kirstin Ihde is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she teaches class piano and collaborates frequently with both faculty and students in a variety of performance settings. She previously held positions at Edgewood College and the University of Northern Iowa. Kirstin received a DMA in collaborative piano with a minor in opera coaching from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she studied with Professor Martha Fischer. In addition, she holds an MM in piano performance from the University of Northern Iowa, where she studied with Howard Aibel and Genadi Zagor, and a BA in piano performance from St. Ambrose University, where she studied with Dr. Joan Trapp.

Before joining the faculty at UW Oshkosh, Kirstin served as a pianist for both Madison Opera and Fresco Opera. An active collaborator with a passion for art song, she has participated in recent years in the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival and Songfest, where she worked with world-renowned artists Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Roger Vignoles, Warren Jones, John Musto, Libby Larsen, Gidon Saks, and Christine Brewer. Kirstin also collaborates extensively with many instrumentalists, and she has performed with such notable names as Rex Richardson, Tom Hooten, Allen Vizzutti, Oystein Baadsvik, and John Thorne. She is a past winner of the Irving Shain Woodwind and Piano Duo Competition.

Kirstin’s research includes the unpublished songs of the American composer John Duke in collaboration with the late soprano Karen Bishop. She and Karen can be heard on their recording Songmaking: A Collection of Unpublished Songs by John Duke. Kirstin is presently finishing an edition of these 25 songs for eventual publication. She and flutist Erin K. Murphy can be heard on their soon-to-be-released album The Inclusive Repertoire: Flute and Piano Duos by Women Composers. Other recent recording projects include collaboration with euphonium player Matthew Mireles on his album Prometheus and with tubist Stephanie Frye on her album Compositions for Tuba by Women Composers.

When Kirstin is not busy with her academic year, she has served as the pianist for the Interlochen Trumpet Institute and as a member of the piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. In addition, Kirstin maintains a private studio where she teaches students of all ages and abilities and performs frequently as a freelance collaborative pianist. For more information about Kirstin, please visit her website: www.kirstinihde.com.

 

 

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