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Mary Katherine Schober
Mary Katherine Schober is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Houston, studying with Dr. Tali Morgulis. Her vivid early interest in the piano led to beginning lessons at age four and grew into a deep love for playing and teaching the piano. Acquiring her first student at the age of thirteen, she has developed a multi-faceted approach over her many years of teaching, focusing on solid reading skills, physical ease, and excellent musicianship. Mary Katherine uses her training in the Alexander Technique to teach healthy and efficient piano technique. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, and recently attended a national pedagogy symposium.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, she received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance under the tutelage of Willis Delony. Her dedication to scholarship as well as musicianship earned her College Honors and the rank of Summa Cum Laude. During her four years at LSU, she performed five recitals, with repertoire highlights of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Brahms’ Clarinet Trio. Her junior year performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto won a special commendation at the LSU School of Music Concerto Competition. She was also recognized as the Outstanding Junior for the entire LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts. In 2015, the LSU School of Music awarded her the yearly Presser Scholar Award for outstanding achievement as a music major. While at LSU, Mary Katherine acquired extensive collaborative experience. As the pianist for the LSU Wind Ensemble during her sophomore year, she played ensemble music varying from the avant-garde to the exotic. An active collaborator, she specializes in the music of Brahms.