Nancy Uscher

March 14, 2006
at the REDCAT theater
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles
8:30 pm

Photo coming soon!

Nancy Uscher

Nancy Uscher, Provost, violist and faculty member in the School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts, has appeared in recital on six continents and recorded for a number of the major radio networks of Europe. For five seasons she led the viola section of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Uscher has appeared at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Kennedy Center Mozart Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Round Top Festival in Texas, Venice Biennale, Montepulciano Festival, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy, and the Moab Music Festival in Utah. In addition, she has performed and presented master classes at the Brazilian international festivals Oficina de Musica XIV in Curitiba and Campos do Jordao's Festival de Inverno. She has been corresponding editor of Strings magazine and is the author of two books, The Schirmer Guide to Schools of Music and Conservatories Throughout the World and Your Own Way in Music: A Career and Resource Guide.

Nancy Uscher has previously been Professor of Music and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at The University of New Mexico. In addition, she was the Director of the UNM Center for the Arts in Society, a unit of the Institute of Public Law that explores arts-related public policy issues. In viewing art as an agent for social change, she has created an Arts-in-Prisons concert series and the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project "A New Mexico Conversation: Music as a Symbol of American Pluralism and Identity."

Ms. Uscher received a Ph.D. from New York University in 1980. She was awarded a Masters of Music degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and received a Bachelorís Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in 1972. During 1998-1999 Uscher was a fellow of the American Council on Education at Brown University.


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