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Nguyen, Alexandra Associate Professor

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Research

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  • In her creative work, Dr. Nguyen contributes to the further development of the relatively young profession of collaborative piano through her own collaborative performances and facilitating discussions about collaborative piano performance within the College of Music as well as at professional organization meetings. These activities inform her teaching and her approach to collaborative piano pedgaogy, which both allow her to help foster the next generations of pianists in their exploration of the profession.

keywords

  • collaborative piano performance and pedagogy, both instrumental and vocal accompanying

Teaching

courses taught

  • MUSC 1325 - Piano Sight Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies techniques for improving sight-reading skills at the keyboard, with practical work in solo, ensemble and choral literature. Also covers score reading and transposition. Restricted to piano majors or instructor consent required. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 2365 - Introduction to Accompanying
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    An overall study in the art of working with instrumentalists and singers including repertoire and orchestral reductions. Requires performance with a student instrumentalist or singer to be critiqued and coached by class and instructor. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 5365 - Advanced Accompanying
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    An in-depth study of collaborative repertoire in individually assigned projects, coached by collaborative piano faculty and others. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • MUSC 5435 - Collaborative Literature for Piano with Strings
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Study of all forms string repertoire involving collaboration with piano including sonatas, duos, short pieces and concerti. Collaborative piano major or instructor consent required. Offered spring terms of even-numbered years.
  • PMUS 4105 - Supervised Accompanying
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Assigned projects, both vocal and instrumental, are coached by collaborative piano faculty and others. May involve recital, jury, or master class performances.
  • PMUS 5636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 6636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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