Senior Lecturer/Class Piano
Dr. Ezra Bartz is a pianist from Eugene, Oregon. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Oregon. While attending Oregon, Dr. Bartz was the winner the University Concerto Competition and the recipient of the Petri Scholarship Competition. Upon graduating magna cum laude, he received Outstanding Performer in Keyboard by the School of Music and Outstanding Performer in Music by the University.
In 2002, Dr. Bartz began his studies at the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Professor Gregory Allen. As a graduate student, Dr. Bartz taught several courses including all class piano sections and applied lessons as an Assistant Instructor of Piano, under the supervision of Sophia Gilmson and Martha Hilley. In fall of 2007, Dr. Bartz completed his studies and was awarded Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance.
In addition to his position as lecturer at Texas State University, Dr. Bartz also teaches at the Orpheus Academy of Music, a local private music school. As a performer, Dr. Bartz has appeared in concert throughout the United States, including performances with world-renowned low brass performers Patrick Sheridan and Stephen Meade, a tour of the Midwest with long-time friend and University of Oregon tuba professor Michael Grose, and a tour of the Pacific Northwest with wife and flutist Jasmine Bartz. In 2006, Dr. Bartz received first prize in the Sidney Wright Presidential Endowed Accompanying Competition. Recently a world-premier recording of Stravinsky’s two-piano/four-hand arrangement of his Septet, featuring Dr. Bartz and Professor Gregory Allen, aired on the BBC’s month-long Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky series.