2015 Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
2001 Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota
2000 Dean’s Medal, University of Minnesota
Since 1989, Lydia Artymiw has been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis, which honored her with the 2015 “Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching Award,” the “Distinguished McKnight Professorship” in 2001, and the 2000 “Dean’s Medal” for Outstanding Professor. She is the first performing artist at the University of Minnesota to receive all three of these awards. Artymiw’s studio (with 45 DMA graduates and 17 MM graduates) is one of the most prolific and successful at the University of Minnesota, and her students have attained international careers as performers and professors at universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada, and Asia. Two of Lydia Artymiw’s former students have been First Prize winners of the WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Competition: Wonny Song in 2001 (who also won the Grand Award) and Andrew Staupe in 2006. Wonny Song and Andrew Staupe were invited to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra after winning the WAMSO, and both were re-engaged for subscription series concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra in subsequent seasons. The Minnesota Orchestra invited Andrew Staupe and Lydia Artymiw to perform the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 under the direction of Osmo Vänskä at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, 2011. In January 2015, Artymiw’s PSEO student at the University of Minnesota, Zhen Tu, was the First and Grand Prize winner of the Minnesota Orchestra’s YPSCA Competition, and she had eight performances for the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young People’s concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on October 28 & 29, 2015 and February 10 & 11, 2016.
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune (January 14,2011):
“The Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos (with Osmo Vänskä conducting the Minnesota Orchestra) featured veteran Lydia Artymiw and her former student, Andrew Staupe. The soloists traded phrases back and forth in a dialogue that revealed their accomplished virtuosity. They were clearly reveling in playing off one another. Their joy was infectious.”
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Artist-in-Residence at Piedmont College, Georgia, beginning 2013.
University of Minnesota-Morris
Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN and Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Brooks Piano, Harpsichord, and Celesta Chair, Minnesota Orchestra
Eastman School of Music, Assistant Professor of Theory, 2015-2017
Indiana University Post-Doc position in Theory 2013-2015
DMA 2007 Piano Performance and Ph.D Music Theory, Yale University 2013
Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida from 2006 - 2009
Myung-ji University, Seoul, Korea
Kyungnam University, Masan, South Korea
Northeast Center for Music, Minneapolis and North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis
Clark College, Vancouver, WA
National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
University of Colorado at Boulder
Carleton College, MN
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kyung-Buk National University and Taegu National University, Taegu, Korea
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Vibo Music Center, San Francisco, CA.
North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis; Visiting Piano Literature, Keyboard Skills, and Class Piano Lecturer, University of Minnesota (2014-16); Mount Calvary Academy of Music, MN; Visiting Professor Gustavus Adolphus College, 2014
Private Teaching, Woodbury MN
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois from 2006 - 2009; Cleveland Institute of Music beginning 2009
Chong-Shin University, Seoul, Korea
Music Director, Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church and private teacher, Minneapolis
Sunwha Arts School, Sam-Yuk University and Han-Se University, Seoul, Korea
College of St. Rose, Albany, NY www.pianistyoungkim.com
MacPhail Conservatory and North Central College, Minneapolis, through 2014
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Suk-Myung University, Seoul, Korea
University of Jinan School of Music, China
National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan, beginning 2012
Century College, Minneapolis, MN and adjunct Professor of Piano at the College of St. John, Collegeville, MN, through 2015
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Shorter College, Rome, Georgia
Visiting Professor Winona State University, MN 2013-14, George Washington University, Chestertown, MD from 2015
Northeast Center for Music, Minneapolis.
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN
Myung-ji University, Seoul, South Korea
Lambda School of Music and the Fine Arts, Montreal, and winner of the 2005 YCA auditions. Artistic Director of the Orford Art Centre, Quebec, beginning 2016.
Academy of Music, St. Francis in the Fields, Louisville, KY
New Music School, Chicago IL
Music Director St. David’s, MN
Adjunct Professor at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, TN
Maryland Conservatory of Music,private teaching in Houston
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
First Prize Winner of the 2006 WAMSO Competition; Pro Musicis International Competition, New York, 2011. Pro Musicis presented Andrew in recitals in NY and Boston in 2012. Andrew joined the roster of Gingrich Arts Management in NY in Sept. 2012.
Indiana University South Bend
Chair, New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School for Continuing Education and Winsor School, Boston, MA.
Completed DMA at Stony Brook University, 2013
Tyler joined the Academy and was a member of Ensemble ACJW from 2012-2014.
Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at North Dakota State University, Fargo
Presidential Professor of Piano, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Assistant Professor of Piano at New Jersey City University.
BM and MM degrees Juilliard, DMA Eastman.
BM, summa cum laude, 2008, completed her Ph.d in Musicology at Princeton University.
Professor of Musicology and Piano at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN