Music at Noon: Dr. Deanna Oye, piano

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Event Location: 
University Recital Hall (W570)

Dr. Deanna Oye is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Lethbridge where she teaches Studio Piano, Music History, and is founder/director of the Collaborative Piano/Guitar area. Currently, she is also President of the Canadian University Music Society, the primary Canadian scholarly association devoted to post-secondary music.  She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) from the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she studied with Dr. Jean Barr and Dr. Douglas Humpherys.  

In addition to a busy teaching and adjudicating schedule, Deanna maintains an active career as a solo and collaborative pianist. Recent performances include recitals at the University of Manitoba, Canadian Mennonite University and the University of Calgary’s Celebrity Series, as well as chamber music at Calgary’s Rosza Centre, Edmonton’s Convocation Halland in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. In 2006, along with violinist Peter Visentin and cellist Tido Janssen, she founded the University’s piano trio, Trio Amaranth, which toured Alberta last season in performance with string faculty from Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat. As a new music advocate, she was a featured performer in a celebration entitled Alberta Keys: 25 Years of Distinguished Canadian Publishing, as well as at the Happening New Music Festival at Calgary’s Rosza Centre and New Music North Festivalin Thunder Bay, Ontario. Among works she has premièred are Quenten Doolittle’s Bible Babes, Kyle Lamont’s Three Windows of Reminiscence and Arlan Schultz’s Kontakion for violin, clarinet, piano with 4-channel spatialization and computer-processed audio. Deanna’s performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio Two and National Public Radio in the U.S. 
Research into unusual notational practices in the piano music of Hungarian composer, György Kurtág, led to a series of papers delivered jointly with music theorist and colleague, Dr. Edward Jurkowski, at the International Musicological Society conference in Amsterdam (2009), Pacific Northwest Chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society (UBC, 2008), and Centre, Roots and Periphery, a symposium at the University of Calgary (2008). 


Tuesday, March 30, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)

Free Admission