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Erica Tran


Erica Tran

Erica, originally from Toronto, Ontario holds a Masters of Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Western Ontario; studying under both Professor Ingrid Clarfield and Professor Gwen Beamish during those years. She is an ARCT Certified teacher and was awarded the Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Gold Medal in North America. She was previously the president of the New Jersey MTNA Collegiate Chapter 2017-2018, and had organised groups of students to assist in the New Jersey State Music Conference as well as the MTNA National Conference in Florida 2018. She was also the graduate assistant for the Piano Department 2016-2018 at Westminster and worked closely with renowned pedagogy authors Ingrid Clarfield and Phyllis Lehrer on their technique and repertoire series "Classics for the Developing Pianist".

As an active member of the Symphonic Choir at Westminster, she had the opportunity to perform famous works such as Ravel's Daphne's and Chloe with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of conductors Yannick-Nezet-Seguin, Alan Gilbert, and Charles Dutoit. Erica has performed in Carnegie Hall, David Geffin Hall, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

When Erica lived in New York City, she taught private and group piano to an array of students in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. She currently maintains a private music studio in Toronto where many of her students have received awards for their performances and medals for their examination grades.