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Edward Gates

Dr. Edward Gates

Professor Emeritus (Piano)


Dr. Edward Gates teaches graduate piano literature. Hailed as "a splendid pianist" by The New York Times, he has performed in solo recitals and chamber concerts throughout the United States. He has been guest soloist with orchestras under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Guy Fraser Harrison and Luis Herrara. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg and the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna. In 1971 he received a Fulbright grant to do research on Eighteenth Century pianos at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. In 1992 he was invited to give recitals, lectures and master classes in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. He has received the University of Oklahoma Regents' Award for Superior Teaching and the Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement. In 1997 he was named the Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts.

  • BM - Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • MM - Indiana University
  • DMA - Indiana University