by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio
Cedarville, Ohio—“Music and Society” is the theme that accomplished pianist Dr. Jennifer Cruz aims to explore at her upcoming recital at Cedarville University. She will perform pieces by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Ginastera.
Cruz is an assistant professor of piano and the program director of the Music Mentors program at Central State University. She enjoys performing in recitals and leading master classes across the Midwest and abroad in countries like the Czech Republic, Belgium and Israel. She also serves as the vice president of the Western District Ohio Music Teachers Association.
Cruz received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Indiana-South Bend under Alexander Toradze’s tutelage. Dr. Cruz then moved to New York City to study at the Manhattan School of Music with Phillip Kawin. Dr. Cruz completed her doctoral degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under the illustrious team of Elizabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.