Dr. Jocelyn Swigger

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Music, Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College

D.M.A., piano performance, Eastman School of Music; M.M., piano performance, Eastman School of Muisc, M.A., pedagogy of music theory, Eastman School of Music; B.M., piano performance, Oberlin Conservatory, B.A., English literature, Oberlin College

An hour of pure musical pleasure” was the Blogcritics review of Jocelyn Swigger’s 2017 recording of the complete Chopin etudes on an 1841 Paris Erard piano. Swigger’s latest recording, for Centaur Records, is of classical art songs by female composers, with soprano Susan Hochmiller.

Swigger teaches at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. She worked as an accompanist at the Manhattan School of Music, the Castleman Quartet Program, the Boys Choir Academy of Harlem, and The Juilliard School. In 2008 she had a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant in Asunción, Paraguay.

She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and studied at Oberlin and Eastman. Her principal teachers were Evelyne Brancart and Rebecca Penneys.

Her TEDx talk, How I Memorize Piano Music, and her "Sonata Form Song" are on YouTube. She hosts two very occasional podcasts: Play It Again Swig (an audio practice diary) and Just Piano Improv.