Clara Campbell Christian,
Dr. Clara Christian is Associate Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. She has a D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and an Masters of Music degree from the Peabody Institute.
She has performed throughout the U.S, in France, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. Active as both a soloist and as a collaborative artist, she also performs with the clarinet-saxophone-piano trio FuseTrio. (www.fusetrio.com)
Dr. Christian is committed to performing new music and plays works by current composers in addition to doing her own composing and arranging. Her graduate work included research on both Sergei Prokofiev and the American composers Samuel Barber and Roy Harris. She was a finalist in the 2017 International Franz Liszt competition.
Dr. Christian has given pedagogy presentations at the local, state, and national level on a variety of subjects, including group teaching, playing by ear, and teaching students with ADHD.
Dr. Christian teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, collaborative piano, piano literature, music history, and class piano at College of the Ozarks, where she is in her seventh year of teaching. She works with piano majors, piano minors, and non-music majors, and her students have won awards both at the state and national level.
Dr. Christian is adviser for the MTNA Collegiate Chapter at the College of the Ozarks. The college hosts a Fall Piano Festival on campus every fall for area music teachers and their students. She is a frequent adjudicator pre-college piano auditions and competitions.