Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon
Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Professor of Piano, has been on the faculty of Slippery Rock University since 1977, where she coordinates the piano program and teaches music history, music skills, and Women in Music classes. An active performer, she has appeared in such prestigious venues as the Phillips Collection and the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as Wigmore Hall in London, England. As an orchestral soloist, she has performed with the Youngstown and Pittsburgh Symphonies, and was chosen as a featured performer in the Pittsburgh Symphony's "Search for a Star" held at Heinz Hall under the auspices of Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Pops.
She has given numerous lecture-recitals and presentations at national and international conferences in Berlin, Germany, Vienna, Austria, Kyoto, Japan, Limerick, Ireland, and San Jose, Costa Rica. She also has been invited to perform at many women and music conferences throughout the United States.
Active in a number of professional music organizations, Dr. Solomon is a past board member for performance for the College Music Society, served on the editorial board of the American Music Teacher (the journal of Music Teachers National Association), is a current board member of the International Association of Women in Music, and Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. Her three compact discs—Music for Solo Piano and Violin and Piano by Nikolai Lopatnikoff, (Laurel 846), Character Sketches: Solo Piano Works by Seven American Women (Leonarda 334), and Sunbursts: Solo Piano Works by Seven American Women (Leonarda 345)—have received critical acclaim and wide airplay on radio stations across the country. Dr. Solomon attended the Pre-College division of the Juilliard School, graduated magna cum laude from Yale College, and holds a M.M. degree from the Yale School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.
Slippery Rock Piano Trio