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Keyboard Faculty


gascueFrancisco Gascue
Staff Pianist
fagascue@memphis.edu



McCainArtina McCain
Keyboard 
Area Coordinator 
ajmccain@memphis.edu


RichmondKevin Richmond
Class Piano 
kdrchmnd@memphis.edu



TsayJonathan Tsay
Piano 
jtsay@memphis.edu



 


Recent Research & Creative Activity


2021

  • Artina McCain was a concerto soloist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement (1932-32), a virtuosic piece.
  • Artina McCain (McCain Duo) was a conference headliner invited to speak to young professionals about recording and concertizing for the Music Teachers National Association 2021 Virtual Conference.
  • Artina McCain won a Gold Global Music Award for her album Heritage: An American Musical Legacy.
  • McCain, A.(2021). 24 African American Traditional Folk Songs arr. Artina McCain, Hall Leonard, 2021.

2020

  • Jonathan Tsay performed a virtual recording of Shostakovich’s Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano with Jing Wang, Concertmaster for Hong Kong Philharmonic and Chee-Yun Kim, internationally recognized concert violinist.
  • Artina McCain served as a guest lecturer at several institutions, such as the University of Oklahoma, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Missouri State University, and Belmont University. 

2019

  • Jonathan Tsay was named master of ceremonies and guest panel speaker for the Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition and Festival.
  • Artina McCain formed a significant pedagogical partnership with Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK). UofM students and CUHK students had online forums to discuss pedagogical similarities and differences between HongKong/China and the US.