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David Montano

David   Montano, D.M.A.

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 417
  • 303-871-6965
  • dmontano@du.edu

Background:

  1. Doctor of Musical Arts in music education, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  2. Master of Music in piano performance, University of Arizona, Tucson
  3. Master of Computer Information Systems, University of Denver
  4. Bachelor of Music in piano performance, Indiana University, Bloomington
  5. Licentiate Performer's Diploma, Trinity College of Music, London

Interests:

music education, piano pedagogy, philosophy of music and music education, social science of music and music education, intersections of ethnomusicology and music education, software design for music education and performance, keyboard performance practice in music of Mozart and Beethoven

Publications:

He has published articles in various publications of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and MENC-The National Association for Music Education (MENC), and co-authored a textbook for adult keyboard instruction.

Biography:

Associate Professor and Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies, Dr. Montano is also Coordinator of Group Piano Studies and Principal Graduate Advisor in the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  His degrees include a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, a Master of Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Indiana University, Bloomington.  He also holds a Licentiate Performer's Diploma from Trinity College of Music, London.

Dr. Montano has appeared as soloist with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, and has performed in faculty concert programs of the Lamont School of Music.

He has published articles in various publications of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and MENC-The National Association for Music Education (MENC), and co-authored a textbook for adult keyboard instruction.  He has served on the Editorial Committee of the ISME's International Journal of Music Education, on the Advisory Committee of MENC's journal Teaching Music, as Editor of the Colorado Music Educators Association's journal Colorado Music Educator, and as Co-editor of Ars Musica Denver.

He has presented papers at ISME conferences in Zimbabwe (Harare), Canada (Edmonton), Italy (Bologna), and China (Beijing), and at conferences of The College Music Society (CMS) (including in Bangkok/Ayuthaya, Thailand), the National Piano Teachers' Institute, the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) (affiliated with MENC), the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) (affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association) and the Missouri Music Educators Association (affiliated with MENC).

His professional leadership service has included a term as Chair of the Council of State Editors for MENC, as well as offices on the boards of CMEA, CSMTA, and CMS's Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter, for which he is currently serving as Vice President/President-elect.