Jane Abbott-Kirk

Associate Professor of Piano

Jane Abbott-Kirk, Professor of Piano at Baylor University, received a B.M., M.M., and Performer's Certificate from Indiana University where she was a student of Sidney Foster and Menahem Pressler. Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, she taught at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1989 she received the Outstanding Tenured Teacher Award from Baylor University. In 2004 the Texas Music Teachers Association named her the Collegiate Teacher of the Year. ~ MORE...

Dr. Bradley Bolen

Lecturer in Piano

Bradley Bolen has served as Senior Lecturer in piano at Baylor University since 2000. A Steinway Artist since 2014, Dr. Bolen has enjoyed a diverse career as a soloist, collaborative artist, and guest lecturer, with appearances throughout the US, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. He received degrees in piano performance from The University of Texas at Arlington (BM), and The University of Texas at Austin (MM, DMA). ~ MORE...

Dr. Cameron Hoffman

Lecturer in Collaborative Piano

Dr. CAMERON HOFMANN is a collaborative pianist, organist, and vocal coach with a B.A. from California State University, Stanislaus and an M.M. and D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. He has collaborated in concert series throughout the United States and in Italy and Slovenia. He is an accompanist for opera and international competitions with previous staff positions at the University of Minnesota and Yuba College. His primary teachers include Margo Garrett, Timothy Lovelace and Karl Paulnack, and additional coaches include Dean Billmeyer, Jorja Fleezanis and Noriko Kawai. ~ MORE...

Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer

Associate Professor of Piano

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. ~ MORE...

Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson

Associate Professor of Piano

Director of Secondary Piano Studies

Terry Lynn Hudson is Associate Professor of Piano at Baylor University. A native of Maryland, she began her formal musical study at the Peabody Preparatory of Music and completed the institution’s Advanced Certificate program in piano. She earned degrees in Piano Performance from James Madison University (BM), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and the University of Texas at Austin (DMA), where she was named the Couper Presidential Scholar in Piano Performance. Dr. Hudson is a committed performer, presenting recitals as a soloist, duo pianist, and chamber musician in Europe, Central America, and throughout the U.S. ~ MORE...

Krassimira Jordan

Artist in Residence and Professor of Piano

Krassimira Jordan is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Piano at Baylor University. Prior to coming to Baylor she taught at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Professor Jordan studied piano at the Sofia Conservatory, Moscow Conservatory, and the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. As a concert pianist she was the winner of Alfred Casella, Clara Haskil, Alessandro Casagrande, and Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competitions. She has performed at significant venues in Russia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. ~ MORE...

Dr. Brian Marks

Associate Professor of Piano

Director, Keyboard Division

B.M., University of Denver; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin Soloist, accompanist, and adjudicator. Recording of John Harbison's San Antonio for saxophone and piano on the AUR label (with Baylor saxophonist Michael Jacobson) nominated for a Grammy award. Has premiered several new works for piano by American composers, performed as soloist with the Johnson City, Tennessee, Symphony Orchestra. Piano study with Nancy Garrett, Danielle Martin, David Genova, Theodor Lichtmann, and Edith Oppens. Additional study in Munich, Germany under a Rotary Foundation Grant. ~ MORE...

Dr. Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

Associate Professor of Piano

Director of Piano Pedagogy

Lesley Sisterhen McAllister is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Pedagogy at Baylor University. In addition to teaching courses in piano pedagogy, she also teaches a course on performer wellness, class piano, and directs the Piano Laboratory Program. Dr. McAllister holds degrees from the University of Houston (BM), Florida State University (MM), and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). The former chair of the editorial board for the MTNA E-Journal, she currently serves as the co-chair for the Pedagogy Student planning committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. ~ MORE...

Dr. Jani Parsons

Lecturer in Piano

Jani Parsons is an award-winning Canadian pianist and teacher, exploring diverse interests in performance, pedagogy, theory, and new music performance. Previous concerts include appearances at the Chan Centre for the Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts, the Ravinia Festival, MASS MoCA, Constellation, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and the Detroit Institute for the Arts. In addition to her work as pianist and artistic director with Latitude 49 and with Lumina Duo, Jani is an active collaborator who has worked with Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, New Music Detroit, Fifth House Ensemble, members of Eighth Blackbird, Bang On A Can All-stars and musicians from the Detroit and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.

Kyle Collins

Lecturer in Harpsichord

Kyle Collins, Lecturer in Harpsichord, is currently studying for his Graduate Artist Certificate in Harpsichord Performance at the University of North Texas with Brad Bennight. He has earned degrees at Louisiana Tech University (BA, Piano Performance) and the University of North Texas (MM, Harpsichord Performance). He has appeared as a soloist with the UNT Baroque Orchestra in a performance of J.S. Bach's Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1064 and is the Jurow prizewinner in the 8th Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. ~ MORE...