Professor Ivan Hurd
Ivan Hurd currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches piano pedagogy, piano literature, class piano, applied piano lessons, and coordinates the class piano program. He holds piano performance degrees from Eastern Michigan University (M.M.) and the University of Iowa (B.M.), and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. His major teachers include Dr. Jane Magrath, Dr. Barbara Fast, Dr. Joel Schoenhals, and Dr. Réne Lecuona.
In summer 2013, Ivan attended the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, where he performed in the famed Haydnsaal at the Esterházy Palace. Ivan has performed in master classes for pianists such as Alan Chow, Theresa Bogard, and Read Gainsford. Ivan was one of ten pianists in the state of Michigan selected to compete for the Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award. As a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, Ivan received the Provost Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching for two consecutive years.
Ivan has presented at workshops at national conferences such as MTNA, GP3, and NCKP in Illinois, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Ohio. In 2019, Ivan presented at the CFMTA conference in Winnipeg, Canada. He has also served as co-chair for the planning committee of the Young Professionals Track for the 2016 MTNA National Conference, and currently serves on the Collegiate Pedagogy Committee for NCKP. When he is not teaching or performing, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.