Faculty Profile

Dr. David Curtin

dcurtin@lhup.edu | 232 Sloan Fine Arts Center, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2303

Education: 

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Louisville School of Music

Bachelor Degrees in both Piano Performance and English, SUNY College at Fredonia

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Applied Piano, Group Piano I and II, Music Theory I - IV, Introduction to Music

Courses Developed: Music Literature, Piano Pedagogy

Professional Publications: The Piano Music of Allen Sapp--A Performer's Guide (1997)

Professional Performances: 

Dr. Curtin has won include first prize in the Erie Music Teachers Association's annual competition, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory's Concerto Competition. In December 1998, he made his Korean debut, performing the Concerto No. 2 in A Major of Franz Liszt with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and in May 1999 he made a solo debut in London. In November of 2001, he was invited to return to Korea to present a solo recital at the new Changwon-Sungsan Performing Arts Center. His recent performances have included a performance of J.S. Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D Major with the J.S. Chamber Ensemble in Cincinnati, multiple engagements with the East Mountain Artist Series in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and recitals at historic Steinway Hall in New York City. He has performed and taught throughout the United States and the UK, as well as in Mexico, Ireland, Korea, and China. Dr. Curtin has been a regular guest artist at the annual festival of the International Schools Choral Music Society in Beijing and Shanghai, where he performed solo recitals and chamber music and gave masterclasses. In 2011, he spent a week as Artist-in-Residence at the International School of Beijing. Dr. Curtin performs frequently as duo-pianist with his wife, Hyun Ju Curtin. Dr. Curtin is a Steinway Artist, and performs exclusively on Steinway-designed instruments.

Areas of Expertise: Classical Music, Music Theory, Music History, Piano, European History

 

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