Laura Melton

Laura Melton 71338

Position: Professor (piano); Coordinator of Keyboard Area Studies
Phone: 419-372-8025
Email: meltonl@bgsu.edu
Address: 1057 Moore Musical Arts Center

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of piano; has been a prize winner in several major international competitions including the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, the New York Recital Division of the Joanna Hodges Competition, the National Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition and the 1998 Mu Phi Epsilon Competition; semi-finalist in the Orleans International Competition in France, the Concurso International de Ejecucion Musical in Vina del Mar, Chile, and was the only remaining American in the semi-finals of the 1991 Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland; orchestral appearances include the Freiburg Musikhochschulorchester of Freiburg, Germany, the San Francisco Chamber Players and the International Chamber Orchestra of Idyllwild, Calif.; numerous appearances on radio and television, including an appearance on National Public Radio’s Performance Today in celebration of the birthday of composer, John Corigliano; appearances at several summer music festivals including Ravinia, Aspen, Sarasota, and festivals in Holland, Switzerland and Germany; students have won numerous competitions and awards including the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the Concert Artiss Guild Award; holds a bachelor’s from the University of Maryland at College Park as a student of Nelita True, a master’s from the University of Southern California under John Perry and a doctorate from Rice University where she was a graduate fellow and teaching assistant to John Perry; spent three years in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, earning the solistendiplom while studying with Robert Levin at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg; prior to her BGSU appointment, she was on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California; currently on the summer faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan; first CD will be released this spring on Naxos as part of the American Masterworks Series (Solo Piano and Chamber Works of Samuel Adler).