Associate Dean & Keyboard Area Coordinator, Applied Music Studies: Piano
Naomi Oliphant has earned an international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and Japan. Solo appearances include engagements with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Niagara Symphony. Her Carnegie Hall debut occurred in March 2010. Long-time pianist of The McHugh-Oliphant Duo, she performed well over 300 recitals, three European tours, and appearances on such illustrious series as The Phillips Collection in Washington and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago with violinist, Peter McHugh. Since 1999, she has given over 150 performances with tenor, Daniel Weeks throughout the United States, Canada, and on five European recital tours. Their CD, Women of Firsts, was released by Centaur Records label in 2009, and their newest CD, The Art Songs of Franz Liszt, is pending release. She is an inaugural member of the University of Louisville’s New Music Ensemble, The Grawemeyer Players.
Coordinator of the Keyboard Area and Associate Dean since 1998, she received UofL’s 1994 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2003 Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. She holds Mus. Bac. and Mus. M. degrees from the University of Toronto, a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan, and the Master Teacher Certificate from MTNA. An active lecturer, her articles have been published in major keyboard and pedagogical journals.