Jon Nakamatsu and Corey McVicar Join Expanded Piano Faculty
Renowned Pianist Leon Fleisher Named Artist-in-Residence for 2016-17
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced an expansion of its piano faculty with the appointment of two distinguished artists and teachers, Jon Nakamatsu and Corey McVicar. In addition, SFCM has named legendary pianist Leon Fleisher artist-in-residence for the coming academic year. Beginning in the fall semester of 2016, Conservatory students will have the opportunity to study closely with six artists who have enjoyed celebrated performance careers. Nakamatsu, who has been teaching at SFCM in an interim capacity this fall, and McVicar, a faculty member of SFCM's elite Pre-College Division since 2012, join colleagues Paul Hersh, Sharon Mann, and department chair Yoshikazu Nagai on the Conservatory's roster of collegiate piano faculty.
"I am very pleased to appoint Jon Nakamatsu and Corey McVicar to the faculty of the Conservatory," said SFCM President David H. Stull. "Both are exceptional individuals of tremendous talent and dedication. They join an extraordinary group of colleagues who provide a transformative education for our students. The presence of Leon Fleisher next year will serve as an inspiration for all of us and we very much look forward to having him with us."
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