Frank Glazer, a prominent American pianist and teacher, passed away on January 13th at the age of ninety-nine. Glazer studied piano with Artur Schnabel and also had composition lessons with Arnold Schoenberg.
Glazer was an active performer throughout his life, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and with major symphonies across the globe. Glazer continued to concertize throughout his nineties and had planned to give six concerts across four states to celebrate his 100th birthday in February. At the age of ninety-five he was featured on the cover of Clavier Companion (July/August 2011).
Glazer was artist-in-residence at Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, for the last thirty-five years, and he also held teaching appointments at The Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and Bennett College.
Dr. Guy Duckworth
Dr. Guy Duckworth, a pioneer in piano pedagogy and group teaching, died January 27, 2015, in Chula Vista, CA, at the age of 91. At the University of Colorado, Professor Duckworth created and directed the unique M.M. and D.M.A. graduate programs in Piano Performance, Literature, and Pedagogy: Process of Group Environments, for which he received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Colorado Academic Faculty Council in 1981.
A nationally and internationally known pianist and educator, Dr. Duckworth was a widely published author of academic texts and essays in professional journals, and was a creator of numerous classroom video programs, most notably The Person First and Together, which
documents his graduate programs at the University of Colorado.
Duckworth received training from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California; the University of California in Los Angeles; The Juilliard School of Music; and Columbia University. He also held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. He received many honors including Pioneer in Piano Studies from the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, Northwestern University Fellow, and the 2004 MTNA Distinguished Achievement Award.