Shelley Qian – Piano

Pianist “Shelley” Hanmo Qian is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music majoring in Piano Performance, minoring in Music Theory and Choral Conducting. She was the recipient of full scholarships from both Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (M.M.) prior to her doctoral studies. Also, Ms. Qian has been working as an associate piano instructor for the Secondary Piano Program at Jacobs School of Music since fall 2009, teaching various levels of group piano courses and private lessons. A native of China, Ms. Qian had solo appearances in Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington. D. C; Round Top Festival Institute Concert Hall in Round Top, Texas; Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California; Zhong Shan Concert Hall in Beijing, China; Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Canada, among others.

Nicholas Reynolds – Piano

Nicholas Reynolds is completing his DMA in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin as a student of Anton Nel, and is also obtaining a Portfolio in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship. He received his MM and the Piano Department Award from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and received a BM from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s Honors Program. A prizewinner in competitions around the U.S., Nicholas has performed recitals in Austria, Germany and Russia, and given premiers in California, Nebraska and Texas. He has taught piano and theory at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, and is the co-founder and co-director of Pianists of the Americas, a music festival in his hometown, Portland, Oregon. Nicholas emphasizes a solid foundation in technique, sight reading and theory in his teaching, and stresses the importance of musicianship and achieving the highest level of artistry possible.

Cynthia Hrabak – Piano

Cindy has been teaching piano lessons for over thirty years and is an expert in the field of young children's music programs. She received Kindermusik training under the program's writer and founder Lorna Heyge. She is also trained and certified in the Yamaha Music Education System. Cindy is the music director at McDoel Baptist Church, and she sings soprano in the Bloomington Chamber Singers. Cindy has been teaching for the Stafford Music Academy since March of 2006.

Molly Doran – Piano

Molly Doran is an advanced PhD student in musicology at the Jacobs School of Music. She holds a Master of Music in music history from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Hillsdale College. She has been a pianist most of her life and has many years of experience as a private piano instructor, collaborative pianist, and church pianist. A passionate music educator, Molly enjoys sharing her love of music and especially of the piano with her students. In addition to her years of experience as a private piano teacher, Molly has taught as an associate instructor of music history in the Jacobs School of Music from 2013 to 2015. She has also taught second-grade music classes in a charter school. As a collaborative pianist, she particularly loves performing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century song and chamber music. A passionate opera scholar and feminist, Molly plans to write her dissertation on representations of women in recent opera productions in America.

Kate Altizer – Piano & Voice

Kate Altizer moved to Bloomington in 2012, where she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at Indiana University, pursuing research interests that combine her two passions: animals and music. She holds degrees in piano and vocal performance from Emory & Henry College and in piano performance and music history from West Virginia University. She has taught group piano classes, community piano lessons, and undergraduate-level piano lessons and taught music history, theory, and general education courses at both her almae matres. An active soloist, collaborative pianist, and teacher for over 18 years, Kate has a deep love of the piano, especially teaching all ages and playing with singers, other instrumentalists, and choirs.

Loida Pineda -Voice & Piano

Miss Loida Pineda loves teaching. She gets her passion from the belief that music is a gift and privilege of human beings and thus should be important part of their lives. She founds her teaching approach in the belief that everyone is capable of making, understanding and enjoying music. Her master’s concentration is in conducting, thus she has great experience conducting adult/youth choirs and children’s choir too. She also had the wonderful opportunity of leading children’s handbell choir at her home church in Texas. During her last stay in Mexico (her home country), among other projects, Miss Pineda founded and taught an after-school music program for children ages 4-12, which was interrupted by her admission to the Doctor in Music Education program at Jacobs School of Music, in 2013. She is currently pursuing a minor in voice, which is her instrument. Miss Pineda desires to continue to be engaged in opportunities to teach music, choir and voice in years to come.

Patrick Domico – Piano

Patrick Domico is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Musicology at Indiana University. There he has taught undergraduate classes in music history and has recently embarked upon preliminary dissertation research. Prior to his four years (so far) spent at IU, he earned a degree in music with an emphasis in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC he taught piano lessons to non-music majors, gave solo recitals, and participated in many masterclasses and group performances. Patrick's teaching philosophy centers on the development of the ear and the ability of the student to listen carefully to their own play. He emphasizes close engagement with the mechanics of one's own sound production, the development of technique, and the ability to understand musical forms and basic harmony. He offers tailored teaching plans to pupils of all ages and abilities, and always strives to reach a proper balance between the development of technique and of sensitive musicianship. 

Katie Rock, Voice

Katie Rock is a master’s student at Indiana University studying voice. She studied Vocal Performance at Chapman University, in Southern California, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music and minor in English. She was featured in many operatic and choral performances at Chapman University and hopes to continue performing at Indiana University. Katie believes in finding the individual beauty of each voice and helping all of her students realize their full musical potential, no matter the students’ primary instrument.

Julian Morris, Voice

Julian Morris is currently a DM student in voice and music history at The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He completed a BM degree at the Jacobs School, as well as an MM degree in voice and music history. Julian has performed with IU Opera Theatre as Hobson in Peter Grimes, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas, Pistola in Falstaff, Pritschitsch in The Merry Widow, and Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi. He has also appeared as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with the Bay View Music Festival. Julian teaches privately in Bloomington, and is also a staff singer a Trinity Episcopal Church. He has previously studied voice with Patricia Stiles, and is currently a student of Wolfgang Brendel.​