Dr. Mann received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in piano performance under Dr. Karen Shaw from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was associate instructor and faculty member of the Young Pianist's Program. He earned his doctorate in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he served as teaching assistant to James Tocco and faculty member of the College-Conservatory's Preparatory Department.
Orchestral engagements include the Brevard Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, North Manchester Symphony, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, where his performance of Franz Liszt's Concerto in E-flat Major was hailed as "dashing, elegant, and mercurial."
A highly sought-after collaborator, Dr. Mann has performed with internationally renowned vocalists and instrumentalists in such venues as the San Francisco Opera, Brevard Music Center, Glimmerglass Festival, Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater, University of Cincinnati Opera Theater, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he serves as music associate. In the Bay Area he can be heard regularly at Noontime Concerts, Opera on Tap, Lamplighters Music Theatre, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Dr. Mann has held professorships at the University of Idaho and SUNY Fredonia. Published articles include "Preluding With the Masters," which examines the improvisations of Josef Hofmann, Wilhelm Backhaus, and Dinu Lipatti, available in Clavier Companion [---> click here to read <---].