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Dr Stephanie Neeman joins Music For Canberra as CEO/Artistic Director

January 23, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of a new CEO/Artistic Director at Music For Canberra. Dr Stephanie Neeman will commence in the role in the second half of Term 1 and we are very excited to welcome her to MFC.

Dr. Stephanie Neeman is an internationally acclaimed pianist and music educator. She has held positions as professor of piano professor at the University of Utah and Valdosta State University in the United States. She also teaches at ELMS Conservatory in Indonesia, where she is the Head of the Piano Department. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati, MM and BM from Manhattan School of Music.

Stephanie’s virtuosic pianistic skills have earned her top prizes in the Empire State International Piano Competition and the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, among others. Together with her husband, as the Neeman Piano Duo, she has performed across the US, Asia and Australia, including as a soloist with the National Capital Orchestra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra. The Neeman Piano Duo are known for their impeccable musicianship and unique onstage chemistry. Their arrangements of popular Classical and Broadway tunes for piano four hands have been performed by duet ensembles worldwide.

Stephanie is passionate about music education and pedagogy. Her piano students have been prize-winners at major competitions and have been accepted to prestigious programs worldwide. She has given masterclasses and lectures at universities and conservatories around the world, and is a frequent presenter at music teachers’ conferences in Australia and the United States. She writes a regular column for the Indonesian music education magazine STACCATO.

Stephanie is excited to join Music for Canberra as its CEO/Artistic Director and looks forward to working with the members, staff and board to continue to provide music education and performances for all Canberrans.


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