A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, pianist and educator Nick German has recently finished his Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. From Central, NY, he has been studying piano since the age of five. German has also been teaching piano privately since 2008. As a high school junior, he was invited to perform with the Utica Symphony Orchestra by conductor Charles Schneider. As a soloist, German has won numerous prizes throughout his studies in Central New York, which has led him to perform in venues such as the Munson Williams Procter Arts Institute, Rochester’s Eastman at Washington Square Piano Recital Series, and on live radio at Central New York’s WCNY Classic FM. He regularly performs recitals, teaches privately, and has been invited to give Masterclasses and adjudicate throughout New York and the Dallas area. Some of German’s greatest excitement in piano comes from his study, interpreting, and performing of the music of Bach, Haydn, Chopin, and many of the master German composers. Throughout his musical journey thus far, German has grown most fond of sharing his music with young pianists and musicians through the art of teaching. He has been blessed to be able to teach at institutes such as, SMU’s Piano Preparatory Department, the School of the Arts at First Baptist Dallas, and undergraduate Class Piano courses at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. He is currently on faculty at the Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts and will also be teaching at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the fall. Some of his more recent engagements have included teaching six masterclasses performed by the students of Booker T. Washington, performing a solo recital of the music of Haydn, Bartók, and Prokofiev, and also performing the Paulus Concerto for Piano and Winds with the Meadows Wind Ensemble. While at SMU, German studied piano under Dr. Carol Leone and Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Cathy Lysinger and Mr. Kevin Gunter. His previous piano teachers have included Vincent Lenti at the Eastman School of Music, and Tina Toglia in New York.