Stone Oak and North West
Student Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Student Ages: Six and up
Dr. Ivan Hurd currently serves as Lecturer of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches piano pedagogy, piano literature, class piano, applied piano lessons, and coordinates the class piano program. He holds piano performance degrees from Eastern Michigan University (M.M.) and the University of Iowa (B.M.), and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. His major teachers include Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Joel Schoenhals, and Dr. Réne Lecuona.
In summer 2013, Ivan attended the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, where he had the opportunity to perform in the famed Haydnsaal at the Esterházy Palace. Ivan has performed in master classes for pianists such as Alan Chow, Theresa Bogard, and Read Gainsford. While studying in Michigan, he was one of ten pianists in the state selected to compete for the Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award. He was the recipient of the Frieda Derdeyn Bambas Piano Endowed Scholarship, the Alice and Albert Kirkpatrick Scholarship in Piano, the Martha M. Boucher Piano Scholarship, and as a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, received the Provost Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching for two consecutive years.
An active member of MTNA, Ivan has presented at national conferences in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served as co-chair for the planning committee of the Young Professionals Track for the 2016 MTNA National Conference. When he is not teaching or performing, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.