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.
collaborative piano performance and pedagogy, both instrumental and vocal accompanying
MUSC 1325 - Piano Sight Reading
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
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
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
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
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
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Assigned projects, both vocal and instrumental, are coached by collaborative piano faculty and others. May involve recital, jury, or master class performances.