Aurélien Boccard

Aurélien Boccard

Piano and classical contributor

Dr. Aurélien Boccard is an experienced pedagogue, specializing in keyboard injury prevention, He has taught piano to children, teenagers and adults for over fifteen years in the U.S. and internationally. On top of maintaining his own private studio, he is currently on the teaching faculty at UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy and at the Language and Music House in Kansas City. As a performer, Dr. Boccard has been an active soloist and collaborator in Europe as well as in the United States. A French native speaker from Geneva, Switzerland, his love for languages has brought him to work with many singers as well. The recipient of numerous national awards and scholarships, he was a National Finalist in the 2016 American Prize in Piano Performance.

Dr. Boccard holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance and Master’s in Musicology from UMKC Conservatory. He previously obtained degrees in German, Music Education, and Musicology at the Geneva Conservatory, the University of Geneva, and Bern Conservatory respectively. He also holds a Masters and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Boccard is the president of the Kansas City Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter and serves on the board of KCMTA as the coordinator of the Festival Music Progressions. On top of his activity as a pianist and educator, he is also Dr. Boccard is a Consultant for the Tomatis® Method, a sensorineural program that helps children and adults cope with attention, learning, motor and language disorders. –

 

Fantastic finish

This past weekend, the Kansas City Symphony concluded its 2017-18 season with brio and panache, commemorating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday one last time in Helzberg Hall.

Germanic identity through diversity

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