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Kendall Kelly, Pianist and Music Teacher

Curriculum Vitae



Bachelor of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2015

Piano Performance


Principal Teachers:

Alvin Chow, Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor, Oberlin Conservatory, 2011-2015

Alan Chow, Associate Professor, Northwestern University, 2013

Brenna Berman, Associate Faculty, The Golandsky Institute, 2009-2011

Susan Cable, Professor Emeritus, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 2006-2009

Patricia Parraguez-Chen, 2001-2006

Katey Wheelhouse, 1999-2001


Master Classes:

Douglas Humpherys, Chair, Piano Department, Eastman School of Music, 2015

Jose Ramon Mendez, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

Julian Martin, Professor, The Juilliard School, 2013

Ory Shihor, Professor, Colburn Conservatory, 2013

Lei Weng, Keyboard Area Head, University of North Colorado, 2009

Olga Kern, Gold Medalist, Eleventh Van Cliburn International Competition, 2009

Howard Karp, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, 2009

Angela Cheng, Professor, Oberlin Conservatory, 2005

Matthias Moosdorf, Leipzig String Quartet (chamber music master class), 2013

Parry Karp, Professor, University of Wisconsin (chamber music master class), 2009


Summer Festivals:

Bowdoin International Music Festival, 2015

Study with Yong Hi Moon, Professor, Peabody Conservatory

Piano Master Class at The Banff Centre, 2013

Study with John Perry, Professor, Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto)

Study with James Anagnoson, Dean, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music

University of Denver Lamont Summer Academy, 2009

Study with Elizabeth Mueller Grace


Additional Music Studies:

Chamber Music Study:

Darrett Adkins, Associate Professor, Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School

Caroline Coade (at BIMF), Assistant Principal Viola, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sanford Margolis, Professor, Oberlin Conservatory

Catharina Meints, Professor, Oberlin Conservatory

Two-Piano Study:

Angela Cheng, Professor, Oberlin Conservatory

Pedagogy Study:

Andrea McAlister, Associate Professor, Oberlin Conservatory

Conducting Study:

Raphael Jimenez, Director, Division of Conducting and Ensembles, Oberlin Conservatory

Joanne Erwin, Professor, Oberlin Conservatory


Teaching Experience

Piano Teaching:

Piano Teacher, 2016-present

Secondary Lesson Instructor, Oberlin Conservatory, 2014-2015

Taught as part of a program where students take piano lessons for college credit

Private Teacher, 2012-2013

Lessons in the Oberlin community

Piano Tutor,  2005

Assisted teacher by giving practice supervision and guidance after lessons

Additional Teaching Experience:

Small Group Leader, Oberlin Christian Fellowship,  2013 – 2014

Leading weekly Bible study meetings

Oberlin College Experimental College (ExCo) Instructor, 2013

Co-taught “Exploring Christianity,” a course discussing C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity


Performance Experience (Sampling)


Senior Recital, Oberlin, OH,  2015

Selections from Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84

Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, 2015

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Junior Recital, Oberlin, OH, 2014

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Major, WTC II, BWV 870

Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35

Solo Recitals, Aurora, CO, 2010

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, WTC II, BWV 889

Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2

Chopin: Etude in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 11

Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

Bartok: Romanian Dance, Op. 8A

Solo Recitals, Denver and Aurora, CO, 2006

Works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Bartok

Solo Recitals, Denver and Aurora, CO, 2004

Works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Turina


Orchestra Soloist:

Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, Wheat Ridge, CO, 2003

Haydn: Concerto in F Major, Hob. XVIII:7, Allegretto


Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano:

Recital, Traverse City, MI, 2015

Stamitz: Concerto No. 3 in Bb for Clarinet, Allegro

Jeremy Reynolds, Clarinet

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84, Vivace

Mozart: Die ihr des unermeßlichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt, KV. 619

Joshua Blue, Tenor

Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 114 (Allegro, Andantino Grazioso, Allegro)

Jeremy Reynolds, Clarinet

Joshua Morris, Cello

Trio Recital, Oberlin, OH, 2015

Muczynski: Fantasy Trio

Brahms: Clarinet Trio

Jeremy Reynolds, Clarinet

Joshua Morris, Cello

Chamber Music Showcase, Oberlin, OH, 2014

Moravec: Mood Swings (1998)

Emmy Tisdel, Violin

Joshua Morris, Cello

Oberlin at Oakton Concert Series, Oakton, Virginia, 2014

Glinka: Trio Pathetique

Jeremy Reynolds, Clarinet

Joshua Morris, Cello

Recital, Oberlin, OH, 2013

Selections from Bloch: 1919 Viola Suite

Fatima Gassama, Viola

Recital, Oberlin, OH, 2012

Songs by Mozart and Brahms

Nicole Levesque, mezzo-soprano

Voice Departmental Recital, Oberlin, OH, 2011

Songs by Barber

Alexis Aime, soprano



Oberlin Orchestra, Oberlin, OH, 2013

Respighi: Pines of Rome


Honors and Awards


Finalist, Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, 2015

Finalist, Oberlin Conservatory Showcase Auditions, 2014

Selected to perform in “Oberlin at Oakton” Concert Series

Semi-Finalist, Colorado Piano Festival Competition, 2009

Honorable Mention, Plymouth Congregational Church Competition, 2004

Finalist, Colorado State Music Teachers’ Association (CSMTA) Student Performance Activity, 2003

Winner, CSMTA Concerto Competition, 2003

Selected to perform with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra

Honorable Mention, CSMTA Student Performance Activity, 2002



Axel Skjerne Scholarship, 2013-2015

Freundlich Scholarship , 2012-2015

Conservatory Dean’s Scholarship from Oberlin Conservatory, 2011-2015

National Merit Scholarship from Oberlin College, 2011-2015

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, 2011

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Foundation Denver Mensa Scholarship, 2011


Professional Affiliations

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)

NCMTA (North Carolina Music Teachers Association)

RPTA (Raleigh Piano Teachers Association)

Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society)