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Kristina J. Suter

Kristina Suter
Professor, Music
Education and Certifications:
B.M., Mansfield State College
B.S., Mansfield State College
M.M., Michigan State University
D.M.A., University of Maryland College Park
Courses Taught:
  • ​Music Theory I-IV​
  • Keyboard Skills I & II
  • Tunes in 'Toons
  • Ear Training & Musicianship
  • Applied Piano

Kristina Suter holds a DMA degree in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland, a MM degree from Michigan State University, and BM and BS degrees in Piano Performance & Music Education from Mansfield University. She studied with distinguished teachers Ralph Votapek, Roy Johnson, Nelita True, and Angeline Schmid. Her doctoral research on American composer Charles T. Griffes led to premiere performances of his unpublished sonatas.

She performs as a duo-pianist with the Accordare Duo, and collaborative pianist with the Mahsu Duo, performing in the Americana Series, Viva Mozart Series, Elderhostel Series at Peabody, and the Cultural Events Series in San Diego. A recipient of many awards, Kristina received the Outstanding Teachers Grant from the MSMTA and was a two-time Gold Medalist in the International Piano Recording Competition for her recordings of Charles Griffes and Franz Liszt.

Dr. Suter has presented a variety of lectures: Divide and Conquer - Practice Strategies for the Developing Intermediate Student at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, a lecture-recital on Unique Piano Repertoire for the Montgomery County MTA, and the pre-show lecture for Rep Stage's The Piano Teacher.

Dr. Suter is a full-time faculty member at Howard Community College, Coordinator of Piano Studies, and Chair of the Steinway Campaign. ​

Office: HVPA 260E
Phone: 443-518-4510
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