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Teresa McCollough

Teresa McCollough


Piano Faculty, Music Theory, New Music

"...elegantly musical as well as fully virtuosic"
      --Heuwell Tircuit, San Francisco Classical Voice

 "...a marvel...supremely musical and compelling"
       --Rita Moran, Ventura County Star

"...a solid performance by pianist Teresa McCollough"
      --Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Pianist Teresa McCollough, has developed an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. As a leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by today's emerging and established composers including Alvin Singleton, Lou Harrison, Joan Tower, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Charles Griffin, David Rakowski, Tomas Svoboda, Henry Martin, George Crumb, and others.

McCollough has performed around the world, and appeared on both local and national television and radio. She has appeared with orchestras across the United States, and in festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the New American Music Festival, the Aki Festival of New Music, April in Santa Cruz, the Festivale Internationale di Cremona, Spoleto Festival-USA, and others.

Her new CD, Music for Hammers and Sticks, with percussionists Tom Burritt and Peggy Benkeser, features new commissions for solo piano and percussion by composers Alvin Singleton, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Steven Mackey and Joseph Harchanko. (

McCollough lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she is also Professor of Music at Santa Clara University. For more information, please visit her website at 

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