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Department of Music - Zachary Lopes

Zachary Lopes

Zachary Lopes

Phone:  270.745.5919


Dr. Zachary Lopes, Assistant Professor of Piano, is an active soloist and collaborative artist and has given performances across the United States, Italy, and the Czech Republic. He was the winner of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Piano Concerto Competition and has been a finalist in the Schlern International Music Competition, the MTNA Northwest Regional Young Artist Competition, and the University of Colorado College of Music Honors Competition. He was also featured with his trio on CBS Sunday Morning’s “A Grand Plan for Pianos” in 2009. Zachary has held teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati and Wittenberg University and served as Assistant Administrative Director for the CCM Prague International Piano Institute.


Zachary was the reinstating founder of the CCM MTNA Collegiate Chapter and subsequently the Directing Planner and Coordinator of the 2nd MTNA Collegiate Chapter Piano Pedagogy Symposium. He has presented research at the MTNA National Conference, the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum, and the Piano Pedagogy Symposium and has been published in Clavier Companion. Zachary received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His principal teachers include Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, Robert Spillman, and Doris Lehnert.

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