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To say that pianist Patricia Higdon leads an active career as a chamber musician, teacher, and coach is an understatement. Immediately after completing graduate work at the Cleveland Institute of Music, she began working as coach/accompanist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and subsequently joined the faculty of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Each season she plays dozens of recitals with faculty, graduate students, and acclaimed artists from around the world. Her coaching and collaborations have played significant roles in the impressive accomplishments of numerous students and young professionals, many of whom with which she partners to success as finalists or winners of national and international competitions. In 1995, she received the Conservatory’s Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also in constant demand as a pianist for master classes and recording sessions. Higdon has performed with the world-class Kansas City Chorale and can be heard on two of its critically acclaimed recordings, Fernhill and Words and Music.
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