Applied Music Studies, Keyboard - Class Piano
Krista Wallace-Boaz, Associate Professor of Piano and Pedagogy and Director of Graduate Studies, teaches class piano, piano pedagogy, keyboard literature classes, and applied piano. In 2003 she became the pianist in the Trio Bel Canto, an alto saxophone/tenor saxophone/piano trio dedicated to the creation of new music for this genre. Wallace-Boaz has served as the President of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and chair of the Music Teachers National Association State Presidents Advisory Council. Wallace-Boaz is active as an adjudicator and collaborator, performing with nationally and internationally renowned artists including Oystein Baadsvik, Fabio Brum, Aaron Boaz, Delfeayo Marsalis, Patrick Meighan, James Houlik, and Donald Peck, and is a pianist in the Grawemeyer Chamber Players. In March 2010 she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Players, performing works by Lutoslawski and Currier, receiving accolades from the NY Times for her warm-toned and picturesque performance. She may be heard in collaboration with saxophonist Cory Barnfield on the newly released recording Journey, produced by New Dynamic Records, and on Free Flying with trombonist Brett Shuster, produced by Albany Records.
Wallace-Boaz currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Chamber Music Society of Louisville, and is the Competition Director for the Macauley Chamber Music Competition. She most recently performed as an official piano collaborator for the MTNA Southern Division Competitions, as an official collaborator the 2011 International Horn Competition of America, and at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. Email Krista Wallace-Boaz