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Mark Pretzel, DMA, NCTM

Olathe, KS 66062 (map)

Lessons Offered

Conducting, Harpsichord, Music Theory, Piano, Music

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In Teacher Studio

About Me

Piano studies with Richard Morris and Elizabeth Pridonoff.
Harpsichord studies with Eiji Hashimoto.
Conducting studies with Robert Spano.

Current Faculty: Johnson County Comm. College and Baker University

Former Faculty: Avila University; Hillsdale College; Friends Univ.; Cincinnati School for Creative and Perf. Arts; CCM & BGSU Prep. Programs

Various conducting incl.: Conductor, JCCC Chamber Orchestra; Mus. Dir. Avila Coll. Sym.; Mus. Dir. Amadeus Ch. Orch.; Mus. Dir. Mozarteum Orch. others

My Musical Education Background

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music B.M. & M.M. - Piano (with honors)
Bowling Green State University M.M. - Conducting
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory D.M.A. - Conducting

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My Certifications and Awards

Doctor of Musical Arts degree
National Certified Teacher of Music

2002 & 2006 Lieberman Teaching Excellence Award (JCCC).
Students have received 1+ ratings in MTNA/KCMTA competitions as well as 'Top Virtuoso' MAMA Competitions of 2001, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2018.

Professional Affiliations:
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA)
Kansas City Music Teachers Association (KCMTA)
Mid America Music Association (MAMA)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Guild of Organists (AGO)

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