Chair, Department of Music
DMA (UBC), MMus (Washington U., St. Louis), BMus (UWO), ARCT (Royal Conservatory, Toronto)
Office: MW 205
905 688 5550 x3820
Dr. Karin Di Bella is an accomplished pianist and educator. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras in the United States and Canada, and has an active collaborative career with instrumentalists and singers around North America and in Europe. Previously on faculty at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Dr. Di Bella is currently Associate Professor of Piano and Department Chair 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, 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.