Kristina Marinova

Kristina M.

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Kristina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2005

The classes I am offering are in piano, chamber music, accompanying, music theory, ear training, sight reading and competition preparation. Perhaps one of my greatest successes has been the high level of performance of my students. My philosophy of teaching is that music has the special power to enlighten, educate, and inspire in few brief moments. A teacher who loves what they do can harness that power to motivate and inspire students in a way that not only teaches them about music, but has carryover into all areas of their lives.
I have developed an objective style of strengthening a student’s skills of musical understanding, technical competence, sight-reading and music theory, ear training. I work to develop a strong artistic freedom of musical expression on the instrument. I have developed and used various strategies and programs, in both instrumental and music theory. I provide individually oriented instructions; assist in repertoire learning, as well as encourage and prepare my students to participate in various piano events.
We are all unique, both cognitively and physically. In order to get good results from a student, I create a specific methodical system that addresses each student individually, where concepts need to be well explained and re-enforced, and information is presented in an organized and sequential manner. As a teacher, I encourage students to work hard and enjoy what they do.
I believe that there is a strength and talent in each one of us.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California - Performance in Collaborative Arts

University of Michigan Ann Arbor-Masters of Music in Piano Performance
Graduate Fellowship

State Conservatory of Music Sofia Bulgaria

DISTINCTIONS AND HONORS

Arts on Tour
Masters of Music in Piano Performance, Graduate Fellowship (University of Michigan) Prize Winner -Piano Competition
Prize Winner of the Piano Concerto Competition
Winner of Piano Concerto Competition (Academy of Music)
Soloist with the State Symphony Orchestra, Plovdiv,
Bulgaria
Prize Winner -German Piano Music Competition
Burgas, Bulgaria
Prize Winner -Virtuoso Etudes Piano Competition

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

10 years Full time Faculty Member-Music Department, UALR)

Lecturer , Multi Media Presenter, Group Facilitator for the Artist Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas,

Assistant Music Director, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Experience

Assistant Music Director
Jun 2014 - Jan 2015
Wildwood Park for the Arts

Assistant Music Director, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Little Rock, Arkansas

Concert series performer, presenter and a faculty member for the young artists summer festival, piano and chamber music coach in the Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts.

Recording pianist; assistant music director; opera coach; performance and rehearsal pianist; audition accompanist in the Art-To-Go Young Artist Program.

Experience in maintaining an artistic social media music promotion, creating marketing campaigns, radio promotion, product placement, social media development-music publicity and marketing, working with large groups of people and understanding of broad audiences. Proven ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and professional levels.

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Full time faculty
Aug 2005 - May 2014
UALR

Full time Faculty Member-Music Department, (UALR)

Collaborative pianist for the vocal and instrumental departments. Perform with guest performers, UALR faculty members, coaching and assisting music students in concerts, professional recordings and auditions, rehearsals, festivals, juries, competitions (e.g., NATS and Metropolitan Opera Auditions)

Conductor of the UALR Concert Choir

Auditioned 40 voice SATB ensemble.

Prepare concert programs, select and prepare repertoire, recital program, radio interviews. Accompany international and national touring, recordings, fund-raising, community outreach and recruitment.

Pianist for the UALR Concert Choir and UALR Community Chorus (non auditioned 85 voice SATB ensemble)

Accompany choir during rehearsals, concerts, recordings, fund-raising, community outreach and recruitment

Music Director and Accompanist of the UALR Opera Theatre Program

Coach, prepare, and play for all productions and fund raisers assisting the conductor, and playing piano (filling in instruments) in the orchestra for the final performances. Main accompanist for the opera auditions.

Founder, director and lecturer, Outreach for the Performing Arts

Conducted lecture series and educational presentations on repertoire, issues of performance anxiety, and communication techniques.

Presented musical seminars at schools, hospitals, and retirement centers focusing on musical cognition: the Educational, the Healing, and the Inspirational power of music. Using in-class experience as well as outside study and practice, participants are taught how to: develop the skills of performance practice; expand repertoire; strengthen artistic presence; performance preparation techniques; refine aural and diagnostic skills; and understand the concepts of musical communication.
Community school of the Arts

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Education

MM Piano Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2005
University of Michigan

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