Lectures (offered in German, English, Spanish, French)

  • Challenges and Opportunities: Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) in the Classroom
  • From Sheet Music to Tune-Dex Cards and Leadsheets – the History of Musical Notation in Jazz
  • Music Theoretical and Pedagogical Contexts of Ragtime, Blues and Jazz
  • Analyzing Bell Sounds in George Enescu’s “Carillon nocturne” from Pièces impromptues op. 18
  • Developing Variation in a Neoclassical Style: Harmony and Form in Bartók’s Sonata for Piano (1926)
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk: An American Pianist Composer – Improvisation in the 19th Century
  • A Technical Basis for a Pan-American Style: Gottschalk’s Musical Education
  • Reconstructing Chopin’s Méthode de Piano: the Education of 19th-Century Pianist Composers
  • Pierre Joseph Guillaume Zimmerman’s Encyclopédie du Pianiste Compositeur

Lecture Recitals

  • Improvisation in Classical Music and Jazz
  • Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Piano (1926)
  • George Enescu’s “Choral – Carillon nocturne” from Pièces impromptues op. 18
  • Julius Reubke’s Sonata for Piano
  • Chopin and the Art of Improvisation
  • Improvising Embellishments in Händel’s Suite in d minor (HWV 428)