Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

Faculty

Professor, Piano in Music and Music - Keyboard

Dr. Oshima-Ryan is an active performer of both solo and collaborative works. Her awards include first place in the Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition and second place in the International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition.

Since 1995 she has been incorporating contemporary Japanese piano works into her repertoire.  She has performed these works nationally and internationally (Tokyo, Toronto, and San Juan) including world premieres of new works by Japanese composers.  

Her recording “From Afar” Japanese Contemporary piano works are available at iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-afar-contemporary-japanese/id830579451, Amazon http://www.amazon.com/From-Afar-Contemporary-Japanese-Piano/dp/B00IRL49MO, and  Naxos Music Library, http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com.

She remains in demand as an adjudicator of piano competitions and as a workshop clinician.  She has presented lecture-recitals and workshops throughout the US, including College Music Society national conventions (Quebec City, Canada, San Francisco, Miami Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico).   Her article “Role of Memorization in Piano Education” was published in Clavier, one of leading keyboard pedagogy magazines (2006).

A native of Japan, Dr. Oshima-Ryan graduated from Toho Music Academy in Tokyo and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  Her piano teachers include Eunice Norton (a pupil of Arthur Schnabel), Menahem Pressler, Eugene Pridonoff, Richard Syracuse, Jerome Rose, and Satoko Tokumaru.

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Education

B.A. Toho Music Academy in Tokyo, M.A. Ohio University School of Music, D.M.A. The College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Areas of Expertise

Piano Performance

Interests

Cooking and Reading



Courses Taught

MUS-103 (Aural and Keyboard Skills I), MUS-120 (Piano Class), MUS-173 (String Ensemble), MUS-211 (Music Theory III), MUS-246 (Piano), and MUS-346 (Piano)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-246 Piano 38 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 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 38 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-103 Aural and Keyboard Skills I 37 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
MUS-212 Music Theory IV 21 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP
MUS-211 Music Theory III 20 2017/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
MUS-104 Aural and Keyboard Skills II 18 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/SP
MUS-222 Piano 16 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-111 Music Theory I 6 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
MUS-142 Piano Pedagogy 5 2015/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
MUS-112 Music Theory II 4 2007/SP and 2006/SP
MUS-173 Chamber Ensemble 3 2018/SP and 2017/FA
MUS-395 Honors in Performance 3 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/FA
MUS-145 Quiet Mind for Perform 3 2016/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
MUS-361 Violin 2 2018/SP and 2017/SP
MUS-390 Senior Music Capstone 2 2017/SP and 2016/FA
MUS-275 Piano Pedagogy 1 2018/JN
MUS-121 A Beginners Piano 1 2010/JN
MUS-143 Piano Literature 1 2009/SP
MUS-208 Piano Pedagogy 1 2006/JN