Chan to present recital Sept. 29 at Northwestern prior to New York performance

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Chan to present recital Sept. 29 at Northwestern prior to New York performance

Dr. Sarah ChanShe took her musical talents to New York and Munich, Germany, this summer for performances, and before she returns to New York for another engagement, Dr. Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will perform a piano recital in Herod Hall Auditorium in Alva.

The recital of French Impressionism, Spanish Nationalism and French-Polish Romanticism is Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Chan is an international artist, scholar and educator who has engaged a residency of musical artistry, scholarship and teaching across three continents.

As a concert pianist, Chan has garnered numerous prestigious awards through the years and has performed all over the world.

Chan, originally from Hong Kong, received her training in the United States and in France. Her areas of expertise include piano performance and literature, with additional concentrations in music theory/theory pedagogy, composition and voice.

 Dr. Sarah Chan performing on the piano with the Enid Symphony.
Dr. Sarah Chan, who is performing here with the Enid Symphony Orchestra during a concert at the Enid Symphony Hall in 2012, will present a piano recital at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium in Alva. The performance is open to the public.

At Northwestern, Chan is the director of keyboard studies/music theory and history. She additionally teaches French, and directs the annual Northwestern Piano Festival for pre-college students. This year’s event is set for March 1 with an entry deadline of Feb. 15.

Chan teaches classes at Northwestern that lead to a major or minor in piano performance for those who have a solid background in pre-college piano training and are interested in pursuing piano performance, piano teaching and/or accompanying as primary areas of collegiate study and profession. She also teaches piano classes to those desiring to develop their keyboard skills. These classes are designed for students who may have little or no background in keyboard playing, as well as for those with skills through the early-intermediate levels.

She was nominated for the 2013 and 2012 John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award at Northwestern and has received the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester where she taught previously.

She also has won The American Prize in Piano Performance, and currently is an adjudicator for The American Prize Competitions and Arts Advocacy Captain for Oklahomans for the Arts.

Her most recent performances were as a piano soloist in May with the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra at the Good-Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church in New York, and a solo piano recital at the Kunstlerhaus Concert Hall in Munich, Germany in July.

Chan will present a solo piano recital on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in New York.

For more information about Chan, her performances, or her classes, contact her at (580) 327-8690 or sschan@nwosu.edu.

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