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Paul Nitsch , Dr.

  • Professor , Music, Theatre and Dance Department
  • Carolyn G. McMahon Professor of Music
  • Macavity Artist in Residence
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Paul Nitsch is the Carolyn G. McMahon Professor of Music and the Macavity Artist-in Residence at Queens.  He teaches piano, and is a concertizing performer.  He has performed most recently in the eastern United States and in Portugal, Austria and Italy. He was awarded two Fulbright Foreign Study grants for study in Vienna, Austria, at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Hochschulr für Musik and Darstellende Kunst), and has studied with highly recognized teachers and musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Walter Hautzig, Anne Epperson and George Crumb. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md, and the Cleveland Institute of Music at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Nitsch also served for 30 years as Artistic Director for the Friends of Music at Queens, is past Pianist-in-Residence and Assistant Director of the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA., Artistic Director of the Fontana Concert Society in Kalamazoo, MI, and Executive Director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival at Warren-Wilson College in Asheville, NC. His hobby (as well as profession) is playing chamber music, and he enjoys cooking.

Degrees

  • B.M., M.M, DMA; Peabody Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music

Awards/Recognition

  • Fulbright Foreign Study Grants 1975 US Government
  • Outstanding Alumni Award 1995 Cleveland Institute of Music
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