Milton Schlosser, piano & Brian Yoon, cello
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 7:30 pm
St. Albert United Church
Dr. Milton Schlosser is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. He had an award-winning university career in Alberta, including being recipient of a prestigious McCalla Professorship for his significant contributions to research, teaching, and learning. Based at UAlberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose, he also taught graduate-level piano pedagogy courses in Edmonton. Hired as a full-time professor at the age of 23, he instructed courses in all major areas of the music curriculum and served in key administrative positions.
As a pianist, Milton is known for his live and broadcast performances as solo recitalist, collaborative pianist, and soloist with orchestra. Over the past decade, he has performed in Canada, France, the US, Germany, Japan, China, Ireland, and France. He has released five recordings that feature him as a soloist and collaborative pianist performing pieces drawn from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. Two of the recordings highlight works by renowned American composer Frederic Rzewski, including one piece commissioned by Milton.
Alongside his activities as a performer, Milton is a published researcher and composer. As well, he has trained and competed as a triathlete since 2019. His diverse interests are exemplified in the article “Minding the music: Neuroscience, video recording, and the pianist.” Found in the International Journal of Music Education, Milton offers best practices in the use of digital video equipment by pianists through the examination of intersections between neuroscience, contemplative studies, and sport psychology.