2016 Biographies — Piano

Lorna Eder

Lorna Eder

Collaborative Piano

Lorna Eder received her doctorate degree in keyboard collaborative arts from the University of Southern California in May 2012. She came from Los Angeles to Fairbanks in January 2011 to join the UAF music faculty as the department collaborative pianist. She keeps very busy at UAF and in the community accompanying, coaching and teaching piano.


Teresa Harbaugh

Teresa Harbaugh

Ballet, choir, chamber

Teresa Harbaugh began studying piano at age 5. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with a minor in voice and oboe from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition she studied accompanying classes during her undergraduate work. She has a Master of Music Education degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Idaho. As a T.A., she taught piano class there and again as an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and at the UAF summer fine arts camp. She has accompanied the Vandaleers touring choir at the University of Idaho and the select Choir of the North from the University of Alaska- Fairbanks. Her work also included accompanying solo masters and doctoral degree recitals at the University of North Texas and Indiana University. Her work in Washington includes playing for students that have won the Musicfest competition in Spokane, performing within the Yakima Symphony, and numerous student recitals at CWU. She is also on the music faculty at Central Washington University, where she teaches piano classes. In addition she has maintained a private piano studio for over thirty years.


Karen Horton

Karen Horton

Organ

Karen Horton, organist and educator, has played both solo recitals and with orchestras in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alaska. Her organ studies began at University of Central Arkansas with Robert Gant and continued with graduate work at the University of Oklahoma with Mildred Andrews. Following the earning of a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Louisiana State University, she was active both as an organist and choir director at churches for 45 years and as a public and private music teacher in grades K-12. Currently she is retired and living on a lake in central Arkansas where she still performs and is a member of the American Guild of Organists.


Ian Scarfe

Ian Scarfe

Piano

Ian is the founder and director of the Northern California’s Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival and he is a founding member of the San Francisco’s Oak Street Trio and Nonsemble Six. He also participates in the Astoria Music Festival in Oregon and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival in Colorado. Ian recently performed Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto with the Symphony Parnassus. Ian is currently a staff accompanist and coach at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He earned a BM in Piano Performance from Willamette University, and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music earned an MM in Piano and an Artist's Certificate in Chamber Music.


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