Treshani Perera, Class Piano
Treshani Perera, an active piano pedagogue and collaborative pianist, joined the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Music Department for 2013-2014 as a Lecturer of Music for Class Piano, Secondary Piano, Music and Culture, and Music Theory of Non-Majors.
Ms. Perera received her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from Illinois State University (Normal, IL) and Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Psychology from Berea College (Berea, KY). Ms. Perera served as a vocal and instrumental accompanist at Illinois State University, and also accompanied ensembles such as Women’s Chorus, Belle Voix, and was a pianist for courses such as Opera Practicum, and Acting Styles: Musical Theater. As a graduate teaching assistant, Ms. Perera taught the group piano curriculum to music majors, and was the founding president of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chapter at Illinois State University.
Her most recent conference presentations include the lecture-recital presentation titled “My First Piano Lesson with Kabalevsky: An Overview of Op. 39” at the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA) Annual Conference in September 2012, and at the Illinois Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) Annual Conference in November 2012.
Ms. Perera is also an active substitute church organist/pianist, and has regularly served churches in Berea, KY, Normal, IL and Greater Milwaukee, WI.