Professional pianist and teacher in Cincinnati, OH

  • CCM Masters Student in Piano Performance
  • Instructor at Piano Sensei
  • Solo and Chamber musician
  • Music Editor, Mixing and Mastering Engineer at Ravendor Studios

About

Molly is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she studied with Lori Sims. She is currently studying at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Michael Chertock.

In 2017, Molly made her professional debut with the Livingston County Community Band playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. In 2018, she was selected as a Festival Fellow for the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. In the summer of 2019, Molly attended the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. There she performed both solo and chamber music. She has also attended the Piano Festival of the Americas at the University of Iowa, and Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina.

Molly has had versatile opportunities as an artist. Apart from solo and chamber recitals, she has been a member of ensembles such as the Birds on a Wire New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Colson, and the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Uchimura, at Western Michigan University. She was a collaborative pianist for several NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Competitions, and has participated in chamber coachings, recitals, and masterclasses for the Kontras Quartet. Molly participated in the Etude Premiere Project at Brevard Music Center in 2017 and 2019. She was a part of the Carter Pann residency at WMU in 2019.

Outside of performing, Molly has worked as a private and group instructor in various settings. Before starting at Piano Sensei, she was a substitute instructor at the Spring Valley Elementary Piano Lab through the Gilmore in Kalamazoo. She has played an active role in the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) groups at WMU and CCM, and she co-presented “Close Your Eyes And Make Music: A Case Study In Teaching Students With Visual Impairments” at the 2020 Collegiate Symposium. She also has experience with music editing, mixing, mastering, and producing, having worked with composer Benjamin Pawlak on piano solos and orchestral film score demos. Molly has been a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society since 2018.

Upcoming Events

Violinist Jordan Curry – Recital
November 20, 2020 – 6:30pm EST
3250 Mary Emery Hall, CCM

Brahms Violin and Piano Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78

Solo Recital
November 23, 2020 – 9pm EST
Werner Recital Hall, CCM

Bach Prelude and Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
Ives “Concord” Sonata
-Movement 1 “Emerson”
-Movement 2 “Hawthorne”
-Movement 3 “The Alcotts”
-Movement 4 “Thoreau”