Kathleen Pierson

musician and teacher

Composing "Homeland Suite" in Asheville, NC 2008

currently working with Elon University's
BFA Dance Program,

and with Carolina Ballet's
Summer Dance Intensive,

composing and accompanying for
ballet, modern dance, and improvisation

Singing onstage in Sara Murdock's choreography 2005

MM (Master of Music) in Composition, Towson University
BA in Music, Goucher College

Over forty years accompanying improvisationally with piano, voice, percussion, and guitar for dance classes and guest artists at Goucher College, Towson University, Denison University, Kenyon College, and various professional companies, studios, and summer programs.

Accompanist for American College Dance Festival Association conferences twenty times; Substitute accompanist at ADF (American Dance Festival).

Her compositions have traveled with dance companies to Asia, Europe, NYC; and have appeared with live theater and in documentary films.

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Accompanying Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive 2010

Dean's Award for her teaching and interdisciplinary work; taught Music 101 thirteen times, Women in Music eleven times, World Music, Music Fundamentals, and Theory/ Composition at Towson University, Denison University, and elsewhere. Created courses such as Exploring New Media (at Denison) and Music for Dance (at Towson, Goucher, and Kent State). Created and taught Exploring Musical Composition at
Asheville's Reuter Center on the UNCA campus.

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Student improvisational ensemble recording session 2002

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Last updated 04/17/2011
Rehearsing with Aaron Coffin for Asheville concerts 2009