Pianist Elizabeth Gutierrez enjoys a diverse
career as a performer, teacher, and pedagogue
and currently holds the positions of Assistant
Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Keyboard
Area at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Prior to her appointment at UTSA, she served as
the Director of Keyboard Editing for The FJH Music
Company and Associate Professor of Piano at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A native of Texas, she received her undergraduate
and graduate degrees in piano performance with
highest honors from the University of Texas at
Austin where she studied with Lita Guerra. Other
teachers with whom she has collaborated include
distinguished pianists Artur Balsam and Leonard
Shure. Ms. Gutierrez performs extensively as both
a soloist and chamber musician and has appeared
in recital throughout the U.S., in Mexico and
Europe. She is a featured solo recording artist
with Euterpe’s Ear, an audio music reference
library web site highlighting recorded excerpts
of selected piano works drawn from the standard
teaching and performance literature.
Ms. Gutierrez is in frequent demand as a lecturer
and clinician for workshops, conferences, and
master classes in the U.S. and has also given
presentations for universities and music teacher
organizations in South America. Her articles on
teaching have been featured in the national music
journal, Keyboard Companion, and she
is also recognized as a successful composer of
educational music for piano students. Her piano
arrangements and compositions are published by
The FJH Music Company, for which she also serves
as an associate editor.
An avid researcher and proponent for Latin-American
piano music, Ms. Gutierrez is becoming particularly
well known for her discoveries in this field.
Her performances and lectures have been influential
in presenting this emerging tradition. Many of
the attractive pieces from this colorful literature
are now distributed through ALMA Inc. (The Association
for Latin-American Music and Art) a company that
she founded in 1998.
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