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About Oscar Macchioni

My teaching responsibilities at the University of Texas at El Paso fall within the realms of piano studio, class piano and piano pedagogy. Most recently, I was named Assistant Chair of the Music Department. My research and creative activities reflect my passion for music and include: national and international solo and collaborative performances; CD recordings; presentations at national and international conferences and professional meetings; research on teaching and Latin American music repertoire published in music magazines and scholarly publications; and numerous outreach services to UTEP and the surrounded communities.
I have successfully presented solo and collaborative concerts at UTEP, throughout the USA and abroad. In addition, my performances have been highly praised by the press and peers. For example, my solo recital in Puebla, Mexico, at the Second International Vernacular Conference, was named “The Outstanding Musical Presentation for both for its topicality and for its musical excellence” by the conference’s music committee. Furthermore, my lecture-recital at the World Piano Conference in Serbia (2010) received the Diploma of Excellence, the highest steamed accolade for this conference.
I am dedicated teacher and mentor, much in demand as an adjudicator at various state, national and international piano competitions and festivals including the Bangkok International Chopin Competition, the European Piano Teachers Association, Piano Examinations Committee of Taiwan, MTNA, TMTA, The Vienna Piano Academy and the International Keybaord Odyssian and Festival.
My students have won local and state competitions and developed healthy professional careers in music. I was awarded the 2015 University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
I have an especial interest in connecting with the community. My endeavor about bringing classical music to the undeserved population has resulted in a Community Concert Series sponsored by a grant from the City of El Paso through the Texas Commission on the Arts. I believe that everybody, given the opportunity, is capable of enjoying and understanding classical music. My community concerts series have proven to be a success targeting low-income schools, shelters, libraries, senior centers, and prisons.
My interest in the use of technology in the classroom has also benefited UTEP. In the summer of 2007 I designed and installed a state-of-the-art digital keyboard lab with a $250,000 grant by the Brown Foundation of Houston Inc. This lab has garnered much attention because it is considered the most advanced piano lab in the country by many colleagues from major universities and people from the electronic keyboard and IT’s industry. The Roland Corp., was amazed by this cutting-edge lab and featured it in its webpage with an interview and a teaching video demonstration, available at: http://www.oscarmacchioni.net/RolandDKL.htm. Students are eager to take class piano and links to a show case of student’s works are available through my UTEP faculty page.
Note: You can also access my personal webpage at www.oscarmacchioni.net and my schedule of classes at http://utminers.utep.edu/omacchioni

Positions

Present Professor of Piano. Assistant Chair, University of Texas at El Paso
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Honors and Awards

  • University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award 2015
  • Steinway Artist

Courses

  • Applied Piano Lessons
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Class for non-music majors
  • Piano Class for music majors


Contact Information

301 FFA-Music
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79912
915.747.7817
http://utminers.utep.edu/omacchioni


0. General Information (3)

1. Publications (7)

2. International Solo and Collaborative Performances (19)