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, as well as South Africa, Brazil, and Ireland. 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. 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. In addition, he has enjoyed collaborations in chamber music groups including performances with members of the Grammy award winning Pacifica Quartet and clarinetist 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 a Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA where he teaches piano and aural skills. He serves as the advisor to the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Dr. Badgerow was previously 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 as the secretary on the Executive Board for the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association, and on the PMTA Conference Committee. Dr. Badgerow has recently served on the artistic committee and board 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.
Justin's debut solo recording is 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/
A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Playing for Change Foundation in 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