Young Pianist Faculty
Dr. Karen Taylor
Young Pianists Program and Piano Academy Director
Karen Taylor, founder and director of the IU Young Pianists Program and Summer Piano Academy, has performed solo recitals in the United States and Europe, and taught more than 85 master classes, lectures, and workshops across the Midwest. Dr. Taylor holds degrees from DePauw University (BM/Piano, Magna Cum Laude) and from Indiana University (MM/Piano and DM/Piano Performance and Pedagogy). Her principal teachers were Elizabeth Pastor, Yvonne Lefébure and Walter Robert.
Her many teaching honors and awards include a Teacher of the Year citation (1988) by the IMTA, a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, and grants from the Ecole Normale de Musique and the French government for study in Paris.
She has acted as consultant to writers and filmmakers on aspects of French pianism, and has had articles published in the Journal of the American Liszt Society, Keyboard Companion, among others.
Fall 2016 Instructors
For additional information, please contact Karen Taylor directly.
Mark De Zwaan*
Kathy Tai-Hsuan Lee
(*no openings currently)