Keyboard Faculty


Linda Apple Monson

Keyboard Studies
Director: Dr. Linda Monson

 


  • Anna Balakerskaia

    Professor, PIANO and Chamber Music, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Anna Balakerskaia is a “consistently thrilling pianist” (Judy Gruber, Washington Post) whose expression “wells with a delightful freedom,” (Robert Dumm, Clavier) and whose sound “is warm and deep.”
  • Wade Beach

    Adjunct Faculty, JAZZ PIANO, JAZZ COMBOS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Wade Beach is widely respected for his harmonic sophistication and superb technique, which knows no stylistic limitations. He holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland. 
  • Ina Mirtcheva

    Adjunct Faculty, KEYBOARD SKILLS/PIANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Ina Radeva Mirtcheva is a May 2014 graduate of George Mason University with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance. She has been a piano student of Dr. Anna Balakerskia for many years. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on the life and music of Isaac Miknovsky; Dr. Linda Monson served as her dissertation advisor and mentor.
  • Lisa Bloy

    Collaborative PIANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Lisa Bloy earned a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory, her M.M. from Pennsylvania University, and a DMA from Michigan State University. As an adjunct faculty member at GMU, Dr. Bloy has accompanied many students from both vocal and instrumental studios and has worked with the GMU opera classes.
  • Eunae Ko Han

    Term Assistant Professor of Music, Collaborative PIANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Eunae Ko Han, Term Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano at Mason, has previously served as an adjunct opera coach and collaborative pianist in vocal studies at George Mason University since 2014.
  • John Healey

    Adjunct Faculty, PIANO and AURAL SKILLS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. John Paul Healey has served on the piano faculty of George Mason University’s School of Music since 2004.  Since then he has performed with students, faculty members and as a soloist in most of the performance venues on campus.  He has been included as an annual faculty presenter in GMU’s Piano Pedagogy Seminars since 2009.
  • Estrella Hong

    Adjunct Faculty, KEYBOARD, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Estrella Sejin Hong is an Adjunct Faculty of Keyboard skills at Mason. A native of Seoul, South Korea, she was a doctoral piano student of Dr. Linda Apple Monson. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Mason in 2016 and graduated in May 2017 with a Master Degree in Piano Performance at George Mason University under the tutelage of Dr. Monson.
  • Yoonji Kim

    Adjunct Faculty, KEYBOARD SKILLS and PIANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

      Dr. Yoonji Kim, pianist, currently teaches keyboard skills and is a member of the applied piano faculty at Mason. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim moved to United States of America at age fifteen to study.
    • Linda Monson

      DIRECTOR, Dewberry School of Music; Distinguished Service Professor, Director of KEYBOARD STUDIES, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

      Dr. Linda Apple Monson, International Steinway Artist, serves as the Director of the School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. A Distinguished Service Professor, Monson was awarded The John Toups Presidential Medal for Excellence in Teaching at George Mason University’s 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony.
    • Elaine Rendler

      Professor, MUSIC THEORY and ORGAN, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

      Elaine Rendler-McQueeney, received a Doctor of Musical Arts in organ with minors in theory and liturgy from The Catholic University of America under the tutelage of Daniel Roth (St. Sulpice, Paris) and Conrad Bernier.