Dr. Sean Schulze
Dr. Sean Schulze undertook further studies with Brazilian pianist Caio Pagano and has performed in masterclasses for many of today’s leading pianists and pedagogues including Yoheved Kaplinsky, Bela Siki, Nelita True, John Owings, Martin Canin, Tamás Ungár, and Joseph Banowetz. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with many orchestras – the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (twice), the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, The Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, The University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Arizona Symphony Orchestra – and has performed as a solo and chamber musician throughout Ohio and the US. A sought-after teacher, adjudicator and clinician, Sean Schulze’s students have performed as concerto soloists with various orchestras and continue to win prizes regularly in competitions throughout the United States. In 2008, Dr. Schulze founded and continues to direct Summer Sonata, an intensive two-week program of lessons and masterclasses for talented pianists aged 10-18 which takes place annually on the CIM campus.