Catherine Burge, DMA

Catherine Burge
Assistant Professor of Music Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts

Education

DMA Piano Pedagogy/Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008
MMus, Piano and Clarinet performance, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
BMus, Piano Performance, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Specialization

Orchestra, Music History, Keyboard Improvisation

Biography

Born and raised in the USA, Catherine enjoys hiking, skiing and music making although not always in that sequence. She is delighted to be working with the students, faculty & administration of Briercrest College for the first time this semester, and looks forward to what the future holds.

Research

Traditional Jazz ( New Orleans Jazz Camps)
Folk Music/Hymnody
Music as Medicine
Taubman/Golandsky Approach to Musical Technic (or: playing an instrument as an athlete of the small muscles)
How to recover full dexterity after physical injury to the hand

Publications

“Not Just A Souvenir-Native Mexican Folk Music Influence in the music of Aaron Copland”, Music Teachers National lecture-recital/ Doctoral thesis
“Intertextuality in Gyorgy Ligeti’s Etude for Piano” , Doctoral lecture recital
“Creating Your Own Music at the Keyboard”, Doctoral pedagogy thesis, University of Colorado, 2008.