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Denton, K.


Kristine W. Denton, D.M.A.

Associate Professor
Alexander Music Center # 121
Music Department
Edinboro University of Pennsylvanis
Edinboro, PA  16444
Phone: 814.732.1219

Office Hours for Spring 2013


Courses for Spring 2013

MUSC 137 Piano Lab II
MUSC 110 Recreational Piano
MUSC 312 Advanced Keyboard Techniques
Applied Piano


D.M.A., University of Iowa
M.M., Kent State University
B.M., Augsburg College

Kristine West Denton, pianist, associate professor of music at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, teaches piano, piano lab and accompanying.   She was also on the faculty of the Allegheny Summer Music Festival at Allegheny College.  As a collaborative pianist, she has performed on live radio broadcast from WKSU (Kent, OH), WCLV (Cleveland) and WQLN (Erie) and has played keyboards with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra and Bemus Bay Pops.   As a soloist, she has performed multiple concertos   with the Erie Philharmonic at Edinboro University and will perform the Emperor Concerto with them in February of 2012.   

Dr. Denton has performed across the country and in Germany as a soloist and collaborative pianist and was a recipient of a Collaborative Fulbright Grant.  A concert review from the Badische Zeitung (Freiburg, Germany) called her “an excellent soloist and an intelligent and sensitive accompanist.” 

She studied chamber music and vocal accompanying at the Music Academy of the West, the Blossom Festival School of Music and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School under the guidance of Martin Katz, Marilyn Horne, Warren Jones and Seymour Lipkin.   She was a collegiate winner of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs and was a first alternate to the national finals of the MTNA Collegiate Auditions.  She received the DMA from the University of Iowa, the MM from Kent State University and the BM from Augsburg College, Minneapolis.  Her principal teachers were Jim Johnson, Margaret Baxtresser and Kenneth Amada. 

Dr. Denton administered a long-running concert series by the Edinboro University Chamber Players at the Blasco Library and has served on the Allocations Council for the Erie Council on the Arts.   Her piano students have won district and state competitions sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association. 

Her husband David is also on the music faculty at Edinboro.