Washington Garcia


Member, Nominating Committee
Elected November 2017; term ends November 2018

Washington Garcia is currently the Director of the School of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where he is also a Professor. Prior to his appointment at UNO, he was a Professor of Piano at Texas State University, where he was also the Assistant Director of the School of Music. Professor García has served on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and is a faculty member at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, and the Peabody Piano Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.

Professor García is a veteran of the concert platform, performing extensively throughout his native Ecuador. Since his debut with the Ecuadorian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15, he has been an active recitalist, soloist, and lecturer at venues in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Hungary, Lithuania, Canada, Israel, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Japan, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. In the United States, he has offered solo recitals and master classes in almost 30 states.

Professor García holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the National Conservatory of Music in Ecuador, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Among his teachers have been Genoveva Granja, Toshko Stoyanov, Ann Schein, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Julian Martin.

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Posted December 2017