Prestigious Alumna to Perform Piano Recital Saturday
Viterbo alumna Katelyn Bouska ’08 will perform a piano recital at noon Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Fine Arts Center Nola Starling Recital Hall. She will also present a workshop on Friday evening in the recital hall entitled, “Performance Practice for Pianists.” Both events are free and open to the public.
Bouska earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Viterbo, studying with Timothy Schorr and Mary Ellen Haupert. In Wisconsin, she was an active performer, teacher, and collaborative musician on both piano and harpsichord. As in instructor and musician, she places strong importance on varied and broad musical experiences. In addition to her study of the Alexander Technique throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Bouska has spent two summers in Vienna. While she was there, she studied privately with Gerald Stofsky, was coached by various members of the Vienna Philharmonic, and gave several solo and chamber recitals. Last summer, she attended the Tafelmusik Summer Institute in Toronto where she took lessons and performed in a variety of chamber and solo settings. In April, she received a scholarship for a period of intensive study and performance in Villecroze, France, with Ilton Wjuniski.
Bouska lives in Philadelphia. She earned a D.M.A. in piano performance, as well as a double master’s degree in piano pedagogy and harpsichord performance from Temple University. She teaches keyboard harmony and counterpoint at both Temple and Curtis Institute of Music.