Music Department

Nancy Bachus

Nancy Bachus
Applied Faculty, Piano

Music & Communication Building
216.687.2033

A teacher, recitalist, and music historian, Nancy Bachus has been a featured clinician at numerous piano teacher organizations and music conventions. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Nancy studied with pianist Eugene List and accompanist Brooks Smith, and more recently she coached with Fernando Laires.  Nancy was one of the performers in the original "Monster Concerts" in New York City (Lincoln Center, Radio City and Carnegie Hall), the White House and on the two "Monster Concert" recordings.

Nancy is Associate Editor for Repertoire and Performance for Clavier Companion magazine. Her articles have been published in Clavier and Keyboard Companion (now Clavier Companion), and her series of 18 articles appeared in the "Athletes at the Keyboard" column for Junior Keynotes, the magazine of the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 1990 she co-authored The Technic Companion, a book for beginning pianists.  She is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Baroque Spirit, The Classical Spirit, The Romantic Spirit, and Beyond the Romantic Spirit piano anthologies that include historical information and art images from each stylistic period. Nancy’s most recent series, Exploring Piano Classics, pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies.

Certified as a Master Teacher by MTNA, Nancy has taught at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan and has 27 years of teaching experience at the college and university levels.  She served on the Board of Directors of the American Liszt Society and was editor of its newsletter for many years.  In addition to being a member of the Keyboard Faculty at Cleveland State University, Nancy also maintains a private piano studio in Hudson, Ohio. She is married and has two daughters.

Start date 08/26/2013