BEAVER FALLS, PA (04/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Geneva College piano and music theory professor Dr. Sha Wang recently signed to the Yamaha Artist Roster. The list is comprised of accomplished artists, and acceptance into the roster is a prestigious honor. Other notable Yamaha Artists include Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett and Justin Timberlake.
"I am honored and humbled to join the Yamaha Artist Roster," said Dr. Wang. "I am super excited to be working with a group of amazingly talented colleagues from the Yamaha Corporation. We have many potential projects on the horizon. I am looking forward to these collaborations!"
Dr. Wang enjoys a career as an active concert pianist, as well as a professor of music and scholar in music theory. At the age of 19, she became the winner of the 16th International Young Artist Piano Competition, Washington, D.C. Since then, she has been the first prize winner at the Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition, the grand prize winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition, the second-prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, and the alternate finalist at the Seattle International Piano Competition.
Dr. Wang has appeared on WFMT Chicago, WQED Pittsburgh and on television stations in China and other parts of the world. She performed at the Kosciuszko Foundation Auditorium in NYC and was also the featured soloist at the Bank of America-Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been the guest soloist for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Pasadena Pops Orchestra and performed at venues such as the Descanso Gardens in La CaÃ±ada and the Richard Nixon?s Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. She has performed for former U.S. President Ford, and has been a performing artist for the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Also a passionate new music promoter, Dr. Wang has premiered compositions of many current composers. Her active participation in new music festivals, such as Music X and Grandin Music Festival, gave her the opportunities to work with composers such as Joel Hoffman, Martin Bresnick, Kaija Saariaho, and Michael Torke.
Dr. Wang holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where she became the youngest doctoral graduate. Before teaching at Geneva College, she was on faculty at the Interlochen Arts Academy as a vocal/opera coach, and a music theory teacher at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
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