Faculty

Piano


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Dr. Karali Hunter - Dean and Founder

Dr. Karali Hunter is an award winning pianist and pedagogue. She has been teaching promising young musicians for over 15 years, and much of her education was dedicated to honing her teaching abilities and philosophies. Dr. Hunter made her Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2011 after winning first prize in the American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition. Hunter is a founding artist in the group Salonnières, a group that specializes in intimate salon style concerts based in the Phoenix metro. Read More…


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Shih-Ping Wang - Substitute piano

Pianist Shih-Ping Wang of Hualien, Taiwan, began piano studies at the age of five under the tutelage of Li-Zhen Hong. A graduate of the National Taichung University, Ms. Wang holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance, studying under Hui-Hua Liou, with minors in flute performance (with I-Che Lee) and composition (with Wan-Jen Huang). Ms. Wang has participated in master classes with the likes of Meng-Chieh Liu and Jerry Wong, and has received awards from celebrated competitions such as the National Taichung University's Concerto Competition, for which she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 at 3rd prize… Read More…

Voice


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Jamie Alston - Voice

Soprano Jamie Kay Alston has distinguished herself as a concert performer of the classical repertoire, particularly sacred and American music. Alston has performed leading roles across the country, including  Lucy in Menotti’s two person opera The Telephone, Laurey in Oklahoma!, and Sarah in The Forgotten Carols. She pioneered the role of Sarah Parker in 1856: The Musical, singing to sold-out audiences at the Mesa Arts Center and Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre and subsequently recording the role under the direction of the composer…Read More…


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