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Univ.Prof. Mag. Stan Ford HonDL

University Professor in Piano

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

The American pianist, Stan Ford, equally at home in solo and chamber music and accomplished as well in the fields of musicology and pedagogy, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he majored in piano performance, chamber music, pedagogy, and music education and graduated with highest distinction in 1982 under the tutelage of Ruth Slenczynska. A two year Fulbright scholarship afforded Mr. Ford further study under Hans Leygraf, Alfons Kontarsky and Christoph Lieske at the "Universität Mozarteum Salzburg" in Salzburg, Austria. Upon completion of his studies in 1986, Ford accepted a professorship on the piano faculty at the Mozarteum where he continues to teach to this date. Many of his students have gone on to prominent careers as performers and pedagogues at eminent institutions throughout the world. As a recitalist, Mr. Ford sets great store by presenting well-conceived, challenging programs, for which he also does in-depth music history research. In addition to regularly being invited to conduct international master classes, Prof. Ford balances a very busy teaching schedule with solo and chamber music concerts throughout Europe, North and South America and parts of Asia. He has also become well known through numerous public TV appearances, radio broadcasts and publications as well as performing at famous culture and music festivals including the Bregenz and Salzburg Festivals.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Music in Performance, Music Education, Piano Pedagogy and Chamber Music, - Summa Cum Laude -- Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. March, 1982. Master of Music in Performance, Music Education, Piano Pedagogy and Chamber Music, -- Summa Cum Laude -- Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. August, 1982. Candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy, Musicology -- "Universität Salzburg". Austria


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1993 Faculty Member for the Bravo Music Camp, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A. 1991, 92 and 93 (Summers) Graduate Assistantship for Piano, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A. 1986 to present "Professor für Klavier", Universität Mozarteum Salzburg "Institut für Tasteninstrumente" 1985–1987 Fulbright English Teaching Scholarship to Salzburg, Austria, Bundesgynasium III in Salzburg. 1985 - 1987 English Teacher for the Austro-American Institute in Salzburg, Austria. 1985–1986 English Teacher for the American-English -Institute in Salzburg, Austria. 1981–1982 Graduate Assistantship for Piano, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, U.S.A. 1980–1982 Educational Assistant for Piano, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, U.S.A. 1980 to Present Concert Pianist, Accompanist and Piano Pedagogue. Master Classes, Concerts and Workshops given in USA, Europe and Asia.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1986 Piano Accompanist and Musical Preparation for the Harlem New York Opera Ensemble during the production of "Carmen Jones", which went on tour throughout Europe. 1984 and 1985 Official Accompanist, Musical Organizer and Administrator for the International Baptist Church Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany. 1982 Conductor of the Mozartem Orchestra and Pianist for the ballet "Faustus Nostalgicus" in the "Landestheater" in Salzburg, Austria. 1977–  Present Piano Soloist, Accompanist, Chamber Music and Orchestra Soloist for various television and radio productions in USA, Europe and Asia.


AWARDS AND HONORS
Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, 2002 International Who"s Who in Professional Business, 2000. Hall of Fame Induction, University City High School, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000. Fulbright Scholarship to Salzburg, Austria, 1985 and 1986. Young Community Leaders of America, 1981 and 1982. International Youth in Achievement Award, 1981 and 1982.