Esther Wang

Faculty

Associate Professor of Piano, Chamber Music Coaching in Music and Music - Keyboard

Esther Wang, pianist, is an active soloist and collaborator throughout the United States and has appeared on numerous concert series, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago and the A. Mozart Fest Series in Austin, TX. The San Jose Mercury News has called Wang "a forceful, take-charge kind of artist with personality...spirited and vital," and the Double Reed journal called her a "magnificent accompanist" after the 1999 International Double Reed Conference.

She has won prizes in the Kingsville and Shreveport Young Artists Competitions and has appeared as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Green Lake Festival Orchestra under Sir David Willcocks. As a chamber musician, Wang has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic, the LaSalle String Quartet, the Maia Quartet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,The Cleveland Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Wang received the Bachelor of Music at Baylor University, where she studied with Roger Keyes. She continued her studies with Frank Weinstock at the University of Cincinnati, earning the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. She also studied privately with renowned pianist Lilian Kallir and attended the Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, and Taos Chamber Music summer festivals.

Wang is an enthusiastic teacher and adjudicator. She has served on faculties at St. Olaf College, The University of Texas at Austin, University of WI-Oshkosh, University of WI-Platteville, Baylor University, Northeast MO State University, Northern Kentucky University, Lutheran Summer Music, the New England Music Camp, and Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT. She performs and lectures on J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier as a member of The Bach Four and has recorded solo and chamber works by Jan Radzynski on the Centaur label. In the summers, she teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Adamant Music School (VT).

Education

DMA, MM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; BM, Baylor University

Areas of Expertise

Collaborative arts, Music Appreciation, and Piano

Interests

New Music, gardening, reading, and cooking


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-246 Piano 40 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-346 Piano 40 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-141 Keyboard Accompany II 33 2018/FA, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-140 Keyboard Accompany I 29 2018/FA, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-222 Piano 14 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-101 Music Appreciation 12 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
MUS-106 Vocal/Instrumntl Coach 7 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, and 2013/FA
FTS-100 FTS:Music & Nature 4 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, and 2015/FA
MUS-214 Listening to Music 2 2009/FA and 2008/FA
MUS-114 Listening to Music 2 2008/SP and 2007/SP
MUS-120 Piano Class 1 2018/FA
IDS-223 Sweden:Climate, Energy 1 2017/SP
IDS-221 The Sami People 1 2017/SP
IDS-222 Sweden Pol & Diversity 1 2017/SP
IDS-220 Sweden Today 1 2017/JN
MUS-111 Music Theory I 1 2009/FA
MUS-205 The Concert Experience 1 2007/JN
MUS-375 Western Music II 1 2005/SP