DAVID WATKINS, pianist
Department of Music, Room 104
COURSES TAUGHT AT KSU
is a member of the piano faculty of Kennesaw State University, just outside
of Atlanta. He
has also served on the summer artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival.
He earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the New
England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has studied and coached with
many renowned artists including Lucille Monaghan, Veronica Jochum, Miklos
Schwalb, Robert Helps, Seymour Bernstein, Gary Wolf, Ivan
Davis and Lorin Hollander. Mr.
Watkins is certified as a master teacher by the Music
Teachers National Association. He was President of the American Matthay
Association 1994-1998, and was president of Georgia Music Teachers Association
has performed on the national convention programs of the College Music
Society (St. Louis), Music Teachers National Association (Little Rock)
and the American Matthay Association (Penn State University). He
presented a lecture recital on the Petrarch Sonnets by
Liszt at the 1998 National MTNA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. He
also appeared in recital at the 1988 GMTA state convention. His students
have received recognition on state and national levels. Mr. Watkins
has released two commercial recordings on the ACA Digital label.
is an active soloist, accompanist and chamber music performer with an unusually
varied repertoire at his command. He has performed with the Atlanta Virtuosi
Chamber Ensemble in and around his home base of Atlanta and has made appearances
with them in such prestigious places as the University of Mexico and the
North American Cultural Institute in Mexico City. He has been soloist in
the Liszt Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of
Paganini, second and third concerti, and the Concerto No. 1
by Tchaikovsky with the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist
with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra in Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 3.
He has performed solo recitals throughout the United States, from California
to Massachusetts, under the auspices of many colleges, universities and
community concert series, including the Eastern Music Festival, University
of Tennessee, University
of Georgia, Emory University, Wheaton College, the Atlanta Music Club,
Guilford College, San Jose State University and other venues. He has also
performed regularly with cellist Roger Drinkall; the duo toured throughout
the Midwest and South under the auspices of Allied Concert Services. Mr.
Watkins has accompanied Metropolitan Opera sopranos Irene Jordan, Linda
Zoghby and Patricia Craig in recital. Mr. Watkins made his solo recital
debut in New York at Carnegie Recital Hall in May 1986. Mr.
Watkins is an international Steinway Artist.
Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theory, Piano Literature, Harmonic and
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES 2001-2002
If you can imagine it, you can achieve
it- with work and the proper thought.
We want your piano playing to be as beautiful and as effortless as possible.
Enjoy experiencing life, and enjoy
Solo recitals at Lenbrook Square, Atlanta, Noveember 30, 2001; KSU Stillwell
Theater 8:00 p.m. 1/25/02
Faculty Chamber Music concerts at Kennesaw State University, October 22,
Performance pf Burleske by Richard Stauss with orchestra Atlanta, Roswell
Cultural Arts Center, 8:00 p.m. March
on the course number to view syllabus.)