Instructor of Piano, Keyboard Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Camp
Soloist, recording artist; Professor of Music and Music Department Chair, Bluffton University
D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin; M.M. in Piano Performance from Indiana University; B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory
LUCIA UNRAU is described as a "magnificent artist" who makes "...intricate and difficult passage work...seem almost effortless." The Los Angeles Times says Unrau "...provided pointed, bravura playing." Dr. Unrau is in great demand for solo and collaborative concerts and recording projects.
Recent performances include Interlochen Arts Camp, Lima Symphony Orhcestra, and the Detroit Chamber Orchestra. Her most recent CD recording, Glint, with world-renown saxophonist, Timothy McAllister, was recently released to critical acclaim. She has just completed a recording of works by composer Zae Munn, which will be released on the Parma label.
In 2009 she was named the OhioMTA Collegiate Teacher of the Year. Dr. Unrau is passionate about music advocacy and music education and annually coordinates festivals, recitals, and competitions for pre-college and non-traditional students.
She has been on the piano faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp since 1993 and since 2005 has served as the Camp Keyboard Coordinator.