As Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Nguyen co- directs the graduate programs in collaborative piano and coordinates accompanying services at the College of Music. She was formerly the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Eastman School of Music, where she also held part-time faculty appointments in the piano and chamber music departments. Other prior appointments include Administrative Director of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival, Director of Career Services at the Eastman School, and piano faculty at the David Hochstein Memorial School for Music and Dance.
Dr. Nguyen is Chair of the Collaborative Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and served on the steering committee for the Music Teachers National Association’s Year of Collaborative Music. She was the founder and director of the summer institute, Plays Well With Others, at the Eastman School of Music, where she has been affiliated with the Eastman International Young Artists Piano Competition for over a decade. She was a member of The Quartet Program West faculty, and served as répétiteur for the 2012 Opera Orvieto program in Orvieto, Italy.
Alexandra Nguyen completed her graduate degrees in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music under the guidance of Jean Barr at the Eastman School of Music where she was awarded the first Performer’s Certificate in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music. She has studied with pedagogues such as Douglas Humpherys, Anne Epperson, Madeleine Bélanger, and Suzanne Goyette, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec a Montréal.