Legal Name
DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty

Degrees

  • D.M.A., Piano Performance and Literature, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
  • M.M. Piano Performance, University of Colorado
  • B.M., Piano Performance, University of Colorado

Biography

George Boespflug is the Director of Biola's Conservatory of Music. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where he held a Performance Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship in piano. He also holds undergraduate and masters degrees in performance from the University of Colorado where he was a Fiske scholar.

Boespflug has had opportunity to travel the world as a teacher and performer. His international activities include teaching and lecturing in Oslo, Norway; presenting a paper and performing at the annual Crescendo International meeting in Berlin, Germany; and presenting solo recitals in Madrid, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic.In recent years he has traveled alongside faculty members Marlin Owen and Robert Feller to China to present master classes and performances in Beijing, Xian, Changsha, and Zhengzhou, and perform "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Chinese Military Orchestra and the Hunan Province Symphony Orchestra.Recent travels and performances also include: Jakarta, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Kunming, China.

Performances in the US include appearances as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including:

  • The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  • Boulder Chamber Players
  • Alfred University Orchestra
  • Houghton College Philharmonic
  • Biola Symphony Orchestra

He has also collaborated with members of various major orchestras, including:

  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Louis Orchestra
  • Rochester Philharmonic
  • The Chinese National Orchestra

As a writer, Boespflug contributed a chapter to the book Bridging the Gap: Popular Music and Music Education (edited by Carlos Xavier Rodriguez). The book features the views of top university music educators from around the country on the use of popular music in music education. He also contributed an article on popular music in educational settings for the MENC (National Association for Music Education) journal.

He serves as an accreditation visit team leader and consultant for NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). As an accreditation visitor, he is tasked with assessing university music departments around the country. As a consultant, he lends advice to university music program administrators with regard to accreditation, program expansion, and a variety of related topics.

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