Dr. Kae Hosoda-AyerAssociate Professor of Piano
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-7427
Dr. KAE HOSODA-AYER is Associate Professor of Piano at Baylor University. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with emphasis in chamber music and collaborative arts from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma in piano performance from New England Conservatory where she was a Piano Honors Competition winner; and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan. Her principal teachers include Anton Nel, Gabriel Chodos, and Nobuko Amada, and she has coached with Eiji Oue, Shuku Iwasaki, and Margo Garrett. She has been on the accompanying faculty at New England Conservatory, and while at the University of Texas at Austin she was named the first prize winner in the Sidney Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship Competition in Piano Accompanying.
Dr. Ayer has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea, where she is in demand both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She has been heard on National Public Radio with Ronald de Kant, Professor Emeritus of Clarinet at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. With her husband, clarinetist Christopher Ayer, she performs as the Duo Karudan throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan, and performed at the International Clarinet Association World Conferences in Tokyo, Austin, and Atlanta. Among her other recent appearances as a collaborative artist include conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and International Double Reed Society.