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DMA (UBC), MMus (Washington U., St. Louis), BMus (UWO), ARCT (Royal Conservatory, Toronto)
Office: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts - MW 205
Telephone: 905-688-5550 ext. 3820
Prof. Karin Di Bella is an accomplished pianist and educator. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras in the United States and Canada (including the Niagara Symphony) and has an active collaborative career with percussionists, string players, wind players and vocalists around the continent. Previously on faculty at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Dr. Di Bella is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Brock University where she teaches studio piano, master classes, accompanying, keyboard harmony, piano literature and piano pedagogy. She is also sought after as an adjudicator for music festivals across Canada and is a senior piano examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her areas of expertise include contemporary Canadian repertoire, particularly the works by Jack Behrens, music and politics of the 1920s and 1930s, and historical instruments and techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her CD Variants: Solo Piano Music of Jack Behrens is available for purchase through the Canadian Music Centre (musiccentre.ca), on iTunes, or for streaming on the Naxos database.