Pianist and Teacher
Pianist Justin Badgerow enjoys a successful career as a solo and collaborative pianist as well as a pedagogue. Dr. Badgerow received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and the Bachelor of Music in Piano from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Badgerow's primary teachers include Gary Wolf, Nancy Garrett, and Andrew Coooperstock with additional coaching by Robert Spillman and Anne Epperson.
Dr. Badgerow has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, including Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Vermont. He has performed as a concerto soloist with the Kennett Symphony and Imperial Symphony. A champion of Latin American piano music, Justin has performed at the International Joaquín Rodrigo Conference in El Paso, Texas and at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) conference in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. In addition, he has also performed and lectured in Brazil and South Africa. As an avid collaborative pianist, Dr. Badgerow has a varied background including extensive experience as a répétiteur for numerous professional and collegiate operas and musical productions based in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. In addition, he has enjoyed collaborations in chamber music groups including performances with such musicians as James Bunte, Patrick Mason, and Eddie Daniels.
Justin is active in the field of piano pedagogy as he has been a featured performer and lecturer at regional, national, and international conferences including Music Teachers National Association, National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, and the College Music Society. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA where he teaches piano, music theory and aural skills. Prior to this position, Dr. Badgerow was an Assistant Professor of Music at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where he was named as a finalist for the Outstanding University Teacher Award.
Dr. Badgerow is a member of many prestigious academic and music societies including Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Justin serves in various roles within Music Teachers National Association, including as an accompanist for competitions, and on conference committees at the state level for Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. Dr. Badgerow serves on the artistic committee of Gretna Music, a non-profit performing arts organization in Central PA.
Justin has over twenty five years of experience teaching students of all ages. His students have been involved in local festivals and solo and concerto competitions. Many students have active teaching studios, have secured paid performance opportunities, or have gone on to study music at the graduate level. Dr. Badgerow is proficient in a variety of styles and can taylor your lesson to suit your tastes and preferences.
Justin loves performing as a soloist as well as collaborating with other musicians. He is available for auditions, recitals, competitions, and other performances. Dr. Badgerow has over twenty years of experience playing for theatre and opera auditions and pit performances, concerto competitions, music school audition applications, and a variety of public recitals.
A new collaborative album, "A Touch of Blue", is in the works with mezzo-soprano Sarah Daughtrey and saxophonist David Box. Music for combinations of voice, piano and saxophone will be featured. Grant money has been secured; recording sessions begin May 2021 in El Paso, Texas.
Justin's debut recording is now available! "Reminiscences of Brazil", an album of Brazilian solo piano music, is now released through Divine Art Records. Order through this link! https://divineartrecords.com/recording/reminiscences-of-brazil/
Announcing a revised edition to Benjamin Britten's Young Apollo piano concerto! Through communication with Britten Pears Arts, the solo part of the concerto has been edited via research with access the manuscript. At this time, there is only an open score string orchestra part available, so a Piano II arrangement has been composed. Rights for this new clean presentation with edited solo line and included Piano II score together on the page were secured through Faber Music! Now available for download at https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/22020611