Lora Deahl is Professor of Piano and Keyboard Literature at Texas Tech University. She was named U.S. Presidential Scholar from her native state of Hawaii under President Lyndon Johnson and was a National Merit Scholarship recipient at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She received graduate degrees with highest honors from Indiana University and the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Deahl has appeared as concerto soloist with the Honolulu, Lubbock, Texas Tech University, and Southwest Symphony Orchestras and has performed numerous solo and chamber music concerts throughout the continental U.S., Canada, Hawaii, South Korea, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. She has published articles on topics related to piano literature and pedagogy in the International Journal of Musicology, Piano and Keyboard, College Music Symposium, American Music Teacher, and Keyboard Companion; presented papers on related topics at national and international meetings of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, American Conference on Romanticism, European Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, International Conference on Romanticism, Hawaii International Conference onArts and Humanities, World Piano Conference, College Music Society, and American Musicological Society; and given lecture-recitals at meetings of the Texas Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers Association of California, the Van Cliburn International Piano Institute, Music Teachers National Association, the New Mexico Music Teachers Association, and Texas Music Educators Association. In 1995, she was named Outstanding Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers Association. She is also an elected member of Texas Tech University’s Teaching Academy, an honorary designation for master teachers of that institution.
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