Eastman School of Music

Eastman School of Music

Bachelor of  Music recital

Chan­da received her Bach­e­lor of Music from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Rochester New York, East­man School of Music.

She stud­ied with Dou­glas Humpherys.


The edu­ca­tion of pianists at the East­man School of Music empha­sizes the devel­op­ment of a large per­for­mance reper­to­ry along with the pianis­tic skills that will pre­pare stu­dents as solo artists and col­lab­o­ra­tive musi­cians. In addi­tion to tra­di­tion­al works from the eigh­teenth, nine­teenth, and twen­ti­eth cen­turies, pianists are encour­aged to explore ear­ly key­board music, con­tem­po­rary, and exper­i­men­tal lit­er­a­ture. Fre­quent per­for­mance oppor­tu­ni­ties in a vari­ety of venues include con­cer­to per­for­mances, solo recitals, cham­ber recitals, mas­ter class­es, and stu­dio class­es. The ded­i­cat­ed sup­port of the piano fac­ul­ty pro­vides East­man piano stu­dents with flex­i­bil­i­ty, secu­ri­ty, and musi­cian­ship that will car­ry over into their pro­fes­sion­al careers.

The piano depart­ment also is com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing the skills of pianists whose majors are in areas oth­er than per­for­mance, such as com­po­si­tion, music edu­ca­tion, and music the­o­ry. From the bachelor’s through the doc­tor­al lev­el, instruc­tion and guid­ance are tai­lored to the spe­cif­ic career goals of non-per­for­mance majors.

Dou­glas Humpherys was the Gold Medal­ist at the inau­gur­al Gina Bachauer Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion. Since then, his per­for­mance career has tak­en him across Asia, Europe, and North Amer­i­ca. Dur­ing recent years, he has per­formed solo con­certs in many of the major cities of Asia, includ­ing Bei­jing, Cheng-Du, Chon­qing, Dalian, Guanzhou, Hong Kong, Kaoh­si­ung, Seoul, Shang­hai, Shenyang, Tainan, Taipei, Tokyo, Wuhan, Xia­men, and Xian. In Europe, he has con­cer­tized in the cities of Berlin, Dublin, Ham­burg, Nov­gorod, Prague, and Venice, with addi­tion­al con­cert engage­ments in Ger­many, the Czech Repub­lic, Mon­tene­gro, and Ser­bia. He has pre­sent­ed con­certs through­out the Unit­ed States and Cana­da, and in the sum­mer of 2008 he will trav­el to Buenos Aires to per­form, teach and adju­di­cate for Teach­ers del Norte-Pianists del Sur, a project spon­sored in part by the Unit­ed States Embassy in Argenti­na.

In high demand as a teacher, he has taught lit­er­al­ly hun­dreds of mas­ter class­es at uni­ver­si­ties, con­ser­va­to­ries, music acad­e­mies, and fes­ti­vals through­out the world. In addi­tion, he has pre­sent­ed lec­tures to the Euro­pean Piano Teach­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion, the Music Teach­ers’ Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion, the World Con­fer­ence on Piano Ped­a­gogy, and the Nation­al Con­fer­ence on Key­board Ped­a­gogy.

A fre­quent adju­di­ca­tor, he has served on the jury of the Gina Bachauer Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion eleven times, and has also adju­di­cat­ed the Rach­mani­noff Inter­na­tion­al Young Artists’ Piano Com­pe­ti­tion, the Chi­nese 2005 Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion in Bei­jing, the PTNA Nation­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in Tokyo, the Hilton Head Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion, and the Bösendor­fer Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion. His expe­ri­ence in this regard led him to cre­ate and direct the East­man Young Artists’ Inter­na­tion­al Piano Com­pe­ti­tion, which is held bien­ni­al­ly in Rochester, New York.

Mr. Humpherys com­plet­ed grad­u­ate degrees at the Juil­liard School (MM) and the East­man School of Music (DMA), where he is cur­rent­ly a pro­fes­sor of piano and chair of the piano depart­ment. In recent years, he com­plet­ed appoint­ments as Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor of Piano at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan and at Yon­sei Uni­ver­si­ty in Korea. He has trav­eled to the Czech Repub­lic three times as a fac­ul­ty mem­ber of the South Bohemia Sum­mer Music Fes­ti­val. Dur­ing the sum­mer of 2007 he taught at the Chi­nese-Amer­i­can Inter­na­tion­al Piano Insti­tute, asso­ci­at­ed with the Sichuan Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music in Cheng-Du, Chi­na. He has record­ed a wide vari­ety of reper­toire on com­pact disc, and has been fea­tured in live broad­casts of per­for­mances on affil­i­ates of PBS Tele­vi­sion and Nation­al Pub­lic Radio.

Source: East­man School of Music