The Frances Clark Center appoints Director of International Engagement

PRESS RELEASE: 12 May 2021

The Frances Clark Center appoints Director of International Engagement

The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Luis Sanchez as Director of International Engagement. Dr. Sanchez will spearhead projects that expand the international reach of the Center and support its mission of providing the highest quality resources for piano teaching, learning, and performing.

“I am thrilled to join the Frances Clark Center and its vibrant team! It is an honor to serve in an organization committed to the advancement of keyboard pedagogy through its many initiatives and programs. As the center broadens its vision reaching international scope, I am excited about exploring and developing projects that further support the mission of the center.”  Dr. Luis Sanchez

For over three decades, pianist Luis Sanchez has maintained an active career as soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher. He has appeared in concerts in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Sanchez joined the Steinway Artist Roster in 2012.

Luis Sanchez enjoys a successful teaching career. Current and former students have been recipients of prizes at national and state competitions including the Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest, the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, the Muncie Symphony Junior Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical Club Young Artist Competition in San Antonio, The UT Arlington Competition Festival, among others. Since 2014, he has frequently joined the faculty of InterHarmony International Music Festival in Germany and Italy.

Born in Argentina, Dr. Sanchez holds degrees from the National Conservatory of Music “Carlos López Buchardo” and Ball State University. His teachers include Ana Litovsky-Grunwald, Graciela Beretervide, Robert Palmer, and Rebecca Penneys.

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