Dr. Curtis Pavey


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Columbia, Missouri

Early Music Skills & Interests


Early Music Affiliations

Editor, Educator, Performer, Writer


Curtis Pavey, praised by Peter Jacobi of the Herald Times as “an artist of considerable finish and even more promise,” enjoys a diverse musical career as a harpsichordist, pianist, and educator. Originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Curtis has performed throughout North America at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Oklahoma Mozart Festival. His passion for music education has led to positions at Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Frances Clark Center. Curtis was recently selected as one of Diapason Magazine’s “20 Under 30 – Class of 2021.” In addition to serving as a member of EMA's Emerging Professional Leadership Council, in fall 2022 he will serve as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Cincinnati where he will teach courses in harpsichord and piano pedagogy, and in spring 2023 he will serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Oberlin Conservatory. He completed a doctoral degree under the guidance of Dr. Michael Unger and Professor James Tocco at the University of Cincinnati and in December 2022 will publish An Introduction to Early Music and the Harpsichord, a textbook designed to introduce undergraduate pianists to the harpsichord. Curtis graduated from the master’s program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where he majored in Early Music – Harpsichord and Piano Performance, working with Professors Elisabeth Wright and Edward Auer


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