Academics

Dr. Juanita M. Becker
Associate Professor of Music (2001)

Education

  • B.M., Piano Performance, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • D.M., Piano Performance: Accompanying and Chamber Music, Florida State University

Professional Interests/Academic Expertise

  • Solo and Collaborative Piano Performance
  • Solo and Collaborative Harpsichord Performance

Courses Taught

  • MUS 101 Music Fundamentals
  • MUS 111 Aural Skills 1
  • MUS 083 Class Piano
  • MUS 084 Class Piano
  • MUS 088 Advanced Class Piano
  • MUS 182/282 Piano Performance
  • MUS 184/284 Applied Harpsichord
  • MUS 240 Accompanying
  • MUS 342 Piano Pedagogy 1
  • MUS 345 Piano Pedagogy 2
  • MUS 411 Piano Literature

Research Interests

  • Solo and collaborative piano performance
  • Solo and collaborative harpsichord performance
  • Music by female composers
  • Music by Dutch composers
  • Piano music influenced by traditional world music

Recent Professional Activities

  • CD "Dutch Music for Oboe and Piano" by┬áThe Lake Cottage Duo, Sheri Mattson, oboe, and Juanita Becker, piano (Centaur CRC 3234) (scheduled for release October 2012)
  • Performed with The Lake Cottage Duo at the September 2010 Annual Conference of the College Music Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Awarded a 2009 Community Engagement Seed Grant from the College Music Society (Lake Cottage Duo at the Milwaukee Art Museum)
  • Presented "Chamber Music of Women Composers" at Music Teachers National Convention, March 2002
  • Recital performances in Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Florida

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Wisconsin Music Teachers Association
  • Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society/Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society
  • National Federation of Music Clubs
  • National Piano Guild

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assessment Committee
  • Department Chair, 2005-2007
  • Lutheran College Conference Planning Committee Coordinator, 2003
  • Music Department Self-Study, 2003

Personal Interests/Hobbies

  • Hand health for musicians
  • Early keyboard music and performance practice
  • Church music
  • Nordic walking
  • Cross country skiing/Snow-shoeing