High School Division

2013 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. Please note that this is a list of faculty from the 2013 season. 2014 faculty will be announced soon.

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Phiroze Mehta, PianoPhiroze Mehta, Piano
Professor of Piano, Ithaca College; M.M. in Piano Performance, University of Massachusetts; Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London

PHIROZE MEHTA is Professor of Piano at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York, where he has been teaching since 1976.  He has performed as recitalist and in chamber music groups at universities, music conventions, and for radio broadcasts.  A graduate (M.M.) in piano performance of the University of Massachusetts, and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London, he also holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  A recipient of several awards, he was named a Dana Teaching Fellow at Ithaca College in recognition of excellence in teaching.  Prior to joining the music faculty at Ithaca College he taught piano at Western Michigan University and at Western Illinois University.

Mehta has presented master classes in the U.S., China, Taiwan, and India, and has also frequently served as adjudicator for piano competitions.  Many of his students have been winners at piano competitions, including top prizes at the Music Teachers National Association Competition, the Young Keyboard Artists International Piano Competition, and the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition.  Several of his past students now hold professorial positions at universities in the U.S.

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