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October 28, 2023                                                               A&M-Commerce Music Building

Piano Pedagogy Residency

Register for this FREE workshop here!

It's all about the

Teaching Demonstration:  9:00-10:00
Dr. Denenburg will teach four students of varying levels and ages in a masterclass setting.  

Discussion:  10:00-10:30
Participate in a lively discussion of best teaching practices demonstrated in the masterclass.

It’s all about the Sound! Presentation:  10:45-noon

Dr. Margarita Denenburg

Dr. Margarita Denenburg, NCTM, is Associate Professor of Practice in Piano Pedagogy at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she taught at Heidelberg University in Ohio as an Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies. A passionate musician and pedagogue, Dr. Denenburg was recognized for her teaching effectiveness through the “Innovative Teaching Award” and the “Excellence in Education Award” for the state of Ohio. Dr. Denenburg held several leadership positions on the board of the Ohio Federation Music Clubs, Ohio Music Teachers Association, and College Music Society.  Recent positions for the Ohio MTA board included: President Elect, Vice President for Student Activities, and a chair for the Commissioned Composer Award.


Dr. Denenburg has published multiple articles with the American Music Teacher journal, Clavier Companion magazine, and Piano Pedagogy Forum. She presented at the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, Ohio Music Teacher Association as well as several College Music Society regional conferences. She enjoys performing as much as teaching and publishing. Her most recent performances include several solo recitals in Ohio, and currently she is preparing for a concert series with her duo partner Gerald Evans, working on the complete cycle of the Planets by Gustav Holst. Past performance projects include music by Holocaust composers, the sentential research and performance of the Rite of Spring, and the music by Robert Schumann.  


Margarita Denenburg holds the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Baruch Meir. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Professor Bernadene Blaha. Additional teachers include Dr. Tomer Lev, Prof. Yanina Kudlik, and Prof. Simon Umansky. 

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