Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dr. Jonathan Edward Mann, pianist

  • Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Pianist, San Francisco Opera Guild
  • DMA, Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati
  • MM and BM, Piano Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Professorships held at the University of Idaho and State University of New York, Fredonia

    A Steinway artist, Dr. Jonathan Edward Mann enjoys a dynamic performing and teaching career that has taken him across the United States and Europe. Recent performance highlights include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and a concerto appearance with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra.

    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 served as clinician and adjudicator at the Music Teachers' Association of California, California Association of Professional Music Teachers, Chautauqua Institute, International Institute for Young Musicians, American Liszt Society, New York Music Teachers Association, Brevard Music Center, Idaho Music Teachers Association, Camerata Musica (Richland, WA), Steinway Hall, College Music Society National Conference, Washington State Teachers Association, Indiana Music Teachers Association, Festival for Creative Pianists, Whitman College, Empire State Competition, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, MTNA Eastern Division Junior Piano Competition, University of North Florida, Steinway of Chicago, Central Washington University, Whitworth University, University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Evansville, University of North Carolina (Greensboro), Boise Sonatina Festival, University of Texas (Pan-American), Mesa State College, Eastern Washington University, Sherman Clay Steinway Seattle, North Idaho College, Jacksonville University, Western Washington University, College of Idaho, Boise State University, Oregon State University, University of Washington, Morehead State University, Premier Pianos Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio Music Teachers Association, Western Michigan University, University of Kansas, Oregon Music Teachers Association, and the Buffalo Music Teachers Association, of which he was the chair from 2009 to 2011.

    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 <---].

    Performing with tenor Brian Jadge of the San Francisco Opera
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