Chelsea Wright comes to Music on the Hill with a background in keyboard performance and music theory. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Oregon, as well as a Master’s degree in Music Theory from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a B.A. in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Piano and Harpsichord Performance. She has studied piano with Anthony DeMare and Bari Mort and harpsichord with Barbara Baird, Elizabeth Farr, and Carsten Schmidt. Chelsea has performed as a recitalist and with university chamber and baroque ensembles in Eugene OR, Boulder, and Bronxville, NY and has premiered harpsichord works written by Eugene composers. She is especially interested in music composed by women. As a theorist, Chelsea has presented at conferences across the country and maintains an active research agenda.
In lessons with Chelsea, students will develop as pianists through playing, singing, and other forms of creative music-making. Chelsea works with students to develop practice strategies that help them become more independent musicians. She loves guiding students of all ages on their musical journeys and supporting them through the joys and challenges of the art.