Areas of Expertise
Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Applied Piano, Classical Piano
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
M.M. Piano Performance
University of Florida
B.M. Piano Performance and Music History
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Dr. Erin Bennett is Assistant Professor of Piano and Pedagogy at University of North Florida, where she teaches applied and classical piano, piano accompanying, and coordinates the new degree program in Piano Pedagogy. During her summers she teaches piano and piano pedagogy at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Bennett served as the Interim Coordinator of Secondary Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she also taught piano through the University of Cincinnati's Communiversity program. She has maintained private piano studios in Florida, Ohio, and Texas, and served as an adjunct instructor at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Dr. Bennett has presented at both the national conference of Music Teacher's National Association and the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum (GP3). Her research ha been published in Clavier Companion and American Music Teacher.
As a performer, Dr. Bennett has appeared throughout the U.S. and in the Czech Republic, Belgium, France, and Spain. She has performed as a soloist with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra and in collaboration with members of the Oregon Mozart Players. 2010-2011 engagements include chamber music performances at the Jacksonville MOCA and the Jacksonville Friday Musicale, a lecture-recital with the EMMA Concert Association, as well as solo recitals throughout Northeast Florida and Ohio and performances with her trio, Serafini Brillanti.
Dr. Bennett received degrees in piano performance from Rice University, the University of Florida, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she pursued dual cognates in music history and piano pedagogy. Her principal teachers have included Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, Robert Roux, Michelle Conda, and Virgina Hawley Buhn.
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF. 2012
Recipient of MTNA Student Achievement Recognition Award, 2008
University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati. 2001