Music composition student Ian Guthrie won first place in the Oregon Music Teacher Association's Young Artist Piano Competition in November 2013.
Department of Music
St. Catherine Hall
MA, Washington State University
BA, Portland State University
Piano, Music Theory, Composition
Form and Analysis
John Haek performs frequently as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. He is an accompanist and assistant stage manager for the Portland Opera Association and an adjudicator for local school-district music competitions. John is also a rock- and ice-climbing instructor and guide.
Studied piano with Nellie Tholen, Tomas Svoboda and Istvan Nadas
Summer Fragments, a cycle of poems set to music by Tomas Svoboda (second-place winner in the Music Teachers National Association's Distinguished Composers Competition).
The Sojourner's Eye, poems set for tenor voice and orchestra by Eric Funk.
Symphony No. 7, 'Time', poems set for spoken voice, chorus and orchestra by Eric Funk
Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching. Marylhurst University, 2007