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1997, 1994 Invited performer at French Piano Institute, Paris, France, July 1994 and 1997
1992    Participant in International Piano Workshop, Graz, Austria (summer)
1987    D.M.A. in Piano Performance, Boston University School for the Arts
1982    Piano study with Eugene List, New York City
1980    Piano study with Winfried Wolf at Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; awarded diploma (summer)
1979    Private piano study with Leon Fleisher in Baltimore, Maryland
1974    M.M. Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT, piano study with Claude Frank
1973    B.A. Yale College, magna cum laude, departmental honors/music, New Haven, CT
1971    Study at Ecoles d’Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France. Piano study with Jean-Jacques Painchaud; harmony with Nadia Boulanger (summer)
1969    Piano study with Rosina Lhevinne at Aspen Music School, Aspen, CO (summer)
1961-70  Study at Juilliard School Pre-College Division on scholarship–teachers: Edgar Roberts, Rosina Lhevinne


Recipient of Meet the Composers MetLife Connections grant, for composer residency of Judith Lang
Zaimont, 2010
Awarded International Initiatives Grant from Slippery Rock University, 2009
Recipient of Joint Faculty/Student Research Grant, SRU 2008
Recipient of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant for Libby Larsen composer residency, 2008
Granted Woman of Distinction Award from President’s Commission on the Status of Women, SRU, 2008
Awarded European Studies Grant for professional development and travel in Spain, 2005
Chosen “Advisor of the Year” from Mu Phi Epsilon, 2004
Awarded International Initiatives Grant from Slippery Rock University, 2001
Finalist in Marvin Hamlisch’s “Search for A Star”, sponsored by Pittsburgh Pops, 1996
Awarded recital at French Embassy in Washington, D.C. for performance at French Piano Institute, 1994.
Awarded creative arts grant from the State System of Higher Education Faculty Development Council, 1991
Elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, music honorary, 1986, 1999 edition
Winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society Auditions, (as soloist) 1984, 1979, and in duet, 1980
Semi-finalist, University of Maryland International Piano Competition, 1978 and 1976
Winner of Aaron Richmond Scholarship Competition, Boston University, 1975
Honors award for excellence in piano, Boston University, 1975
Elected to Mu Phi Epsilon, music honor society, 1975
Awarded Ellsworth Grumman Scholarship – outstanding pianist at Yale School of Music, 73-74
Fellowship to study chamber music-Yale Summer School of Music-Norfolk, CT, Summer, 1973
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
Fellowship to study chamber music-Berkshire Music Center-Tanglewood (Lenox, MA), Summer, 1970


Professor of Music, Slippery Rock University, 1988-2014
Associate Professor of Music, Slippery Rock University, 1982-88
Assistant Professor of Music, Slippery Rock University, 1977-82


Performance at Festival of Women Composers, Hartford, CT, 2016
Performance at Feminist Theory and Music Conference, Madison, WI, 2015
Performances at St. Andrews Episcopal Church and Temple Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA through Tuesday Musical Club 2015, 2016
Solo recital Friday Musicale, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Soloist with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, 2015
Solo recital at Park Presbyterian Church, Beaver, PA, 2015
Performances at national and international conferences, 1999-2016 (see Professional Organizations below)
Performances with the Kaplan Duo at Youngstown State University, Seton Hill College, and Eckerd
College, St. Petersburg, Florida, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, Jericho (NY) Public Library, 2013-2014
Solo performances at Steinway Piano Gallery, Pittsburgh, Florida International University, Miami, 2013
Soloist with Renova Festival Orchestra, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, 2012
Soloist with Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, 2010
Performance of commissioned concerto by Judith Lang Zaimont with SRU Wind Ensemble, 2010
Solo recital at Trombino Piano Gallerie through Steinway Society of Western PA, 2010
Solo recital as guest artist at Bala Cynwyd Library, Upper Merion, Pa, 2009
Solo recital on Steinway Society Series, First Unitarian Church, Pittsburgh, 2006
Performance with the Slippery Rock Piano Trio at Music at Penn Alps, Maryland, 2006
Performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Slippery Rock Piano Trio with Butler County
Symphony Orchestra, 2005, with Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, 2006
Four hand piano recitals with the Kaplan Duo through Islip Arts Council, New York, 2006, 2008
Performance of commissioned concerto by Nancy Galbraith with SRU Wind Ensemble, 2001
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2000, 2005 – sponsored by International Alliance of Women in Music
Performance at Temple Har Sinai, Baltimore, MD, 1999
Soloist with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1996
Solo recitals – works of contemporary American women in Maine, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, 1995-96
Performance at Embassy of France, Washington, D.C., 1994
Performances in Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, 1992-93
Faculty solo and chamber music recitals at Slippery Rock University, 1977-present
Four-hand piano recitals with the Kaplan Duo, Syosset Public Library, NY, Slippery Rock University, Youngstown State University, First Unitarian Church, Youngstown, OH, 1992
Performances at International Workshop, Graz, Austria, 1992
Solo recitals in Scranton, PA, Memphis, TN, Harrisburg, PA, 1991-92
Soloist with the Youngstown (OH) Symphony, 1991

Performance at international conference, “Feminist Theory and Music”; Minneapolis, MN, 1991
Four-hand piano recitals with the Kaplan Duo at the Bloomingdale House of Music, NY, Brooklyn
Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, NY, 1990
Four-hand piano recitals with the Kaplan Duo, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, Gillery Gallery, Jericho, NY, SRU, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, PA, 1989
Soloist with Butler County Symphony Orchestra, 1998, 1988, 1981
Performance with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, May, 1987
Performance at Bedford Springs Festival, Bedford Springs, PA, 1985
Solo recitals at Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL, Youngstown State University, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, Port Washington, NY, 1984
Solo recitals at Lincoln Center Library, NY, in Indianapolis, IN, Cleveland, OH, 1983
Debut recital at Wigmore Hall, London, England, 1982.  Other performances in London at London College of Music and American Women’s Club of London
Solo and chamber music recitals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York, 1980-82
Solo performance at Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, 1980
Solo recital at Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1979.  Broadcast on NPR station WETA


Elected MTNA Eastern Division Director-Elect, 2016
Board member of the International Alliance of Women in Music
Member of editorial board of American Music Teacher, 1997-2003
Member of College Music Society; Board member for Performance, 1998-2000; served on program committee for national conference, 2009; Member of International Initiatives committee- 2008-present;
Editor of Online Symposium Audio Performance Archive, 2013-
Active member of Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. Performed at state convention, 1981,1986,
1988, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2013presented workshops/lecture recitals for local chapters; vice
president for convention 2003-2005; student activities coordinator, 2005-2007: president, 2007-2009.
Member of Music Teachers National Association; invited to perform at 2000 convention, Minneapolis, MN and 2012 convention, New York City.
Participated in Institute for Teaching Women and Music, Washington, D.C., 1993 (sponsored by CMS), and Bloomington, Indiana, 1996.
Performance of Women in Music conference, Ohio University, 1997
Presented lecture-recital at NE Chapter meeting of College Music Society, April, 1986, 1994, 2014.
Presented lecture-recital at international meeting of CMS (Berlin, Germany), 1995, Vienna, Austria, 1997,
Kyoto, Japan, 1999, Limerick, Ireland, 2001, Muelle, Costa Rica, 2003, Alcala de Henares, Spain, 2005, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009, Seoul, South Korea, 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013, Helsinki, Finland, 2015.
Performance at IUP Festival of Women Composers, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2014.
Presented lecture-recital at national meetings of College Music Society, San Diego, 1992, Savannah, Georgia, 1994, Cleveland, OH, 1997,Denver, CO, 1999, Santa Fe, NM, 2001, Kansas City, MO, 2002, Miami, FL, 2003, Quebec City, 2005, San Antonio, Texas, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008, Portland, OR, 2009, Minneapolis, MN, 2010, Richmond, VA, 2011, Cambridge, MA, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015.
Performance at American Music/American Women Symposium, Boulder, CO, 1995


Badinage: Solo Piano Music of Mana-Zucca, Albany Record
Judith Lang Zaimont, “Bubble-Up Rag” for flute and piano
with Immanuel Davis, flute, on “Pure Colors”, Albany Records, 2006
Solo piano music and violin and piano music of Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Laurel record (1993 release)
CD Character Sketches – piano works by women composers, Leonarda (1994 release), CD
Sunbursts – piano works by women composers, Leonarda (1998 release) CD


Lopatnikoff CD – “The presentation could hardly be better:  Solomon plays with authority and conviction, and she contributes detailed and informative notes that should serve as a model for others seeking to introduce unfamiliar music.”
Peter J. Rabinowitz    Fanfare Magazine/November 1993
Character Sketches – “a talented and persuasive pianist; well-done and interesting liner notes; well-recorded and produced disc … The music is enhanced by the formidable playing of Nanette Kaplan Solomon.  She has excellent control of her technique and musically portrays the character of each piece, moving effortlessly from one to the other … Along with producer Marnie Hall of Leonarda Productions, she has co-authored the enlightening liner notes.”
Barbara Harbach   Women of Note Quarterly/August, 1994
Sunbursts – Nanette Kaplan Solomon presents each piece with nuance and indefatigable attention to detail coupled with a bravura technique that leaves the listener breathless.”       Women of Note Quarterly, February 1999


Review of Kendra Preston Leonard, Louise Talma:  A Life in Composition for International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, 2015
Review of Lincoln Trio, Notable Women CD, International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, 2012
Review of Muses Nine CD (Becky Billock, pianist) for International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, 2011.
President columns in “For the Record”, Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, 2007-2009.
Review of Clara Schumann CD with MIDI accompaniment, International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, 2009.
Review of Stephen Heller Etudes (new Schirmer performing edition) for American Music Teacher, 2006
Review of Teresa Carreno CD, International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, Fall 2002
Review of Chabrier CD and Suodonne (Italian women composers) for IAWM Journal, 2003
Review of William Atwood The Parisian Worlds of Chopin for American Music Teacher, Nov/Dec 2001
Review of Boris Berman Notes from the Pianist’s Bench, AMT, Mar/Apr 2001
Review of Francoise Tillard, Fanny Mendelssohn, for American Music Teacher, November/December 1997
Review of piano sonatas by Helene Montgeroult for American Music Teacher, Nov/Dec 1996
Review of Sophie Drinker, Music and Women for American Music Teacher, Nov/Dec 1996
Review of Hope Lee CD emotion, International Alliance of Women in Music Journal, October, 1995


Muse Over Miami:  A Tribute to the Legendary Mana-Zucca (1885-1981)
There’s Always Room for Dello (Joio): Piano Treasures of Norman Dello Joio for the Teaching Studio and Concert Hall
Idol of the Odeon:  A Tribute to the Brazilian Composer Ernesto Nazareth
The Riches of their Rags:  Contemporary Ragtime by American Women
The Wandering Estonian:  Piano Music by Nikolai Lopatnikoff
Get Off My Note:  Choreographing the Four-Hand Piano Repertoire (with pianist Iris Kaplan Rosenthal)


President’s Commission on the Status of Women
Women’s Studies committee
Winner of Women of Distinction award 2008
University Forum
APSCUF negotiations committee
University Search committee for director of public relations (2005)
Music Department library liaison (1994-2014)
Music department- chair personnel committee
Music department- audition, curriculum, scholarship committees
Advisor to and founder of Delta Mu chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon
Creation of Women and Music course for music majors and womens studies minors
Piano coordinator- responsible for creating piano proficiency and jury assessment requirements


Renova Music Festival in New Castle- performer and president (2012-2014)
Music committee Hoyt Center for the Arts
Music director New Castle Playhouse productions (1996, 1998, 2000, 20006, 2008)
Music director and pianist First Unitarian Church of Youngstown (1986- present)
Advisory board of Warner Film Center, New Castle