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Grant Event: Music for the Piano Duo/Two Heads are Better than One
March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Presenter: Dr. Jill Timmons, NCTM
Presenting District: Linn-Benton
Program Description: Having performed and recorded this repertoire for over two decades, Dr. Timmons, brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to this genre of piano repertoire. In this two-hour presentation, both students and teachers will discover new resources and ideas for exploring the two-piano and four-hand genres.
About the Presenter: Dr. Jill Timmons has performed internationally as both a solo pianist and ensemble artist, combining concert and recording projects with work as an international performing arts consultant through Artsmentor, LLC and O’Malley International Associates in Pasadena. As an artist/teacher, she has offered performances and educational residencies on three continents. Dr. Timmons has been a featured artist on National Public Radio, and has performed under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Art. She has recorded on the Laurel, Centaur, and Capstone labels. Ken Burns chose music from her Amy Beach recording for the soundtrack to his PBS documentary, “The War.”
As an award-winning author, Dr. Timmons has written on topics that include entrepreneurship, career development, and volunteerism within the arts and humanities. She is a recipient of the Wilk International Literary Prize from the University of Southern California. In 2013, Oxford University Press published her best-selling career guidebook: The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan.
Dr. Timmons holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Music degree from Boston University. She is an artist/teacher affiliate with Classic Pianos at their flagship Portland store and in their affiliate locations in Seattle, Denver, Cleveland, and Albuquerque. When she isn’t making music, writing, or teaching, you will find her volunteering for the Urban Gleaners “Food To Schools” program.