Sandra Joy Friesen pianist
Sandra Joy Friesenpianist

Degrees and Special Studies



Doctor of Music. Piano Performance.

University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

Dissertation: Formalization of Piano Technique and Notation Exemplified in Canadian Compositions.

Supervisor: Dr. Jacques C. Després


Master of Music. Piano Performance.

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

Teacher: Jane Coop


Bachelor of Music. Piano Performance.

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

Teachers: Jane Coop and Douglas Finch


Bachelor of Church Music. Piano Performance.

Canadian Mennonite Univeristy (Winnipeg, MB)

Teacher: Jean Broadfoot


Associate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Canada






Beyond Alexander Technique.

Classes with Marian Scholz-Carlson

St. Olaf College; Northfield, Minnesota


Digital Humanities Learning Classes.

St. Olaf College; Northfield, Minnesota


Jazz Piano Studies.

Lessons with Charles Austin, author of "An Approach to Jazz Piano."

Edmonton, Alberta


Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.

Master classes at the 46th International Summer Course for New Music, July 2012.

Darmstadt, Germany


Poetry and Performance of the German Lied.

5-week intensive study of the 19th and 20th-century German repertoire and literature, with lectures by Deen Larsen and master classes with Ms. Elly Ameling, Barbara Bonney, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Rudolf Jansen, and Wolfram Rieger.

Baden-bei-Wien, Austria


Piano Improvisation Studies.

Lessons with Douglas Finch and performance with students and faculty from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

London, UK


French Piano Music

Held at the Castelfranc Piano Summer School.

Master classes and lessons with Paul Roberts, Ian Brown, Harold Gray.

In the region of Tarn, France


Opera-Music Theatre-Song Integration Program. The Banff Centre.

Art Song repertoire from the Second Viennese School; John Hess, director.

American Cabaret production; Richard Armstrong, director.

Stravinsky's Les Noces; Alex Bauni, coach.

Banff, Alberta


Solo Piano Program. The Banff Centre.

Master classes with Marek Jablonski

Banff, Alberta


Boris Roubakine Piano Club Master Classes.

Master classes with piano pedagogues Marvin Blickenstaff, Stéphane Lemelin, Bruce Vogt.

Edmonton, Alberta




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