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Linfield College


Johnandrew Slominski Assistant Professor, Keyboard Studies and Music Theory

Johnandrew Slominski - Assistant Professor, Keyboard Studies and Music Theory

Vivian Bull Music Center 141


  • B.M. Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music
  • M.A. Music Theory, Eastman School of Music
  • M.M. Piano Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music
  • D.M.A Piano Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music

Academic Interests:
As a performing pianist, I appear internationally as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist, recording artist, and chamber musician. My academic research focuses on pedagogy, history, and cognition of music theory, and on the integration of historical and modern sources and methods for approaching musical improvisation.


Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester - Assistant Professor of Music Theory; Assistant Professor of Piano

Virginia Commonwealth University - Assistant Professor of Piano

Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College - Visiting Instructor of Piano

Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, University of South Florida - Resident Faculty Artist

Founder and Director, Classical Music on the Spot” – summer institute for 18th-century keyboard improvisation. 



  • "Johnandrew Slominski, piano," Centaur Records 3516'

  • "Franz Peter Schubert: Schwanengesang," Soundset Recordings 

  • Reconstructing a Rivalry.” Review of Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples, by Peter van Tour. Notes

  • "Toward a Galant Pedagogy: Partimenti and Schemata as Tools in the Pedagogy of Eighteenth-Century Style Improvisation." Music Theory Online, 21, no. 3

  • "The True Art: C.P.E. Bach’s Fantasias" – in progress

  • "Haydn’s Narrative Revisited: A Topical Analysis" – in progress


Honors and Awards

Music Theory Special Research Award: Eastman School of Music; Professional Development Grants: Eastman School of Music; Silver Medalist: Inaugural International Keyboard Odyssiad (Colorado, USA); Jerald C. Graue Fellowship Award for Excellence in Musicology; Grant Winner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Professional Affiliations

Society for Music Theory; College Music Society; Music Teachers’ National Association