Adjunct Professor, Piano
Contact: (904) 620-2961
Michael Mastronicola serves on the faculty of the University of North Florida where he teaches Piano Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano, Class and Applied Piano. He serves as Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church, where he organizes a yearly concert series and leads a vibrant music ministry for all ages.
Michael has distinguished himself as an artist and educator dedicated to musical outreach. He serves as chair of the annual Outstanding Young Pianists Competition at Friday Musicale and serves frequently as adjudicator at various music competitions and festivals. His pre-college students have won prizes in numerous music competitions, including, most recently, first-place in Orlando’s Steinway Competition. He performs frequently as a solo and collaborative pianist, having performed in concerts throughout the United States and Europe.
At the University of North Florida, Michael oversees the Piano Pedagogy Teaching Practicum, which pairs elementary-age piano students from the community with piano pedagogy majors so they may gain valuable experience in a pre-professional setting. In 2018, he received the university's Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award.
He holds degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder (D.M.A.), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.M.) and Ithaca College (B.M.). He is a colleague with the American Guild of Organists and a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. He has received additional training in the Taubman Approach at the Golandsky Institute in Princeton, NJ.