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Kelly Gross
Instructor, Piano
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Kelly Gross is a graduate of the Critical and Comparative Studies in Music program at the University of Virginia (M.A.) and has recently served full-time as a private piano instructor at Charlottesville's Music Education Center. She has studied with David Griswold (University of Redlands, CA), James Barnes (Hampton University, VA) and Mimi Tung (University of Virginia) and was featured soloist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. While at the University of Virginia she also studied cello with Stephen Feldman and Brooks Whitehouse, participated in the New Music and African Drumming and Dance Ensembles, studied Ghanaian master drumming with Michelle Kisliuk, and helped found the Jewish Concert Series. As well as pursuing performance interests in accompanying, chamber music, and 20th century repertoire, her current research interests continue with a focus on gender, embodiment, and vocality in music and film. Her publications include: Michelle Kisliuk and Kelly Gross, "What's the 'It' That We Learn to Perform?: Teaching BaAka Music and Dance," in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles, ed. Ted Solis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004) and Kelly Gross, "Female Subjectivity, Disability and Musical Authorship in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue," in Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music, eds. Neil Lerner and Joseph Straus (New York: Routledge Press, 2006). Finally, she is proud to be a member of the Charlottesville Music Teacher's Association.

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176