Dr. Artina McCain: Preparing Students for College and Competition

Please join us for our General Meeting this coming Monday, November 5th at 10am! Location: Steinway Piano Gallery. Dr. McCain will make a presentation you don’t want to miss! Learn more about Dr. McCain below.

Described as a pianist with “power and finesse” (Dallas Arts Society), Artina McCain, enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, educator and lecturer. She has performed nationally and internationally throughout Europe, China, and the United States. McCain’s solo and chamber performances have been heard on radio shows in Chicago, Austin, Toronto, and Hong Kong.

A passionate pedagogue, Dr. McCain has won the Austin District Music Teacher Association award for collegiate teacher of the year for the past two years. Her recent lecture topics have been featured at the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, universities and music teachers conferences including a variety of pedagogical topics from arts entrepreneurship to performance injury.

Recent performance highlights include guest appearances with Oregon East Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Austin Civic Orchestra. Television appearance include features on CSPAN and a featured inspirational leader in the PBS documentary series “Roadtrip Nation: Degree of Impact”.  An American Prize winner for her solo piano recordings, she will release an album of works entitled “Heritage: The American Composer” on the MSR label.  She has won performance awards from the Austin Critics Table and is a three time Global Music Awards winner for the album I, Too (Naxos).

McCain has performed and served on the faculty of numerous summer festivals including Austin Chamber Music Festival, Illinois Summer Youth Music, Gateways Music Festival, and PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival. McCain graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University studying with Carol Leone. She received her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music with Kathryn Brown and completed her Doctoral Studies at the University of Texas at Austin with Anton Nel.  Dr. McCain is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis.

For more info: www.artinamccain.com