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 compact disk, “From Afar -- Japanese Contemporary Music,” highlights music by Toru Takemitsu, Michio Mamiya, Akira Miyoshi, and Masao Homma. Dr. Oshima-Ryan’s live performances of these works have been broadcast on the National Public Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh (WQED).
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). 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.
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
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|MUS-103||Aural and Keyboard Skills I||28||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|MUS-246||Piano||22||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||22||2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA|
|MUS-222||Piano||16||2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA|
|MUS-212||Music Theory IV||15||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/SP|
|MUS-211||Music Theory III||14||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA|
|MUS-104||Aural and Keyboard Skills II||12||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/SP|
|MUS-111||Music Theory I||6||2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA|
|MUS-142||Piano Pedagogy||4||2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP|
|MUS-112||Music Theory II||4||2007/SP and 2006/SP|
|MUS-145||Performance Anxiety||2||2013/SP and 2011/SP|
|MUS-121||A Beginners Piano||1||2010/JN|