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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
August 27, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
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Terry Kroetsch

Contract Academic Staff; Musical Skills, Piano

Contact Information
Email: tkroetsc@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.3251

Office Location: A522

Academic Background

BMus (WLU), MMus (Western), ARCT, LTCL, LRSM: Musical Skills, Piano, Piano Pedagogy

Biography

Terry is active locally as a piano teacher, accompanist, adjudicator/RCM examiner and workshop clinician. He is also a member of the American College of Music Judges. Terry pursues an interest in new music, world music, dance, and drama and has staged recitals of the music of John Cage at Laurier, York University and University of Waterloo (all places of employment as a theorist, historian and class/solo piano instructor) as part of NUMUS Concerts.

As a soloist and founding member of the New Art Quartet, he has commissioned works by Canadians Peter Hatch, Linda Caitlin Smith, William Peltier and John Estacio. Terry has adjudicated Contemporary Showcase in Toronto, North Bay, Cambridge, Waterloo and St.Catharines. For The Royal Conservatory and Kiwanis, Rotary and other festivals, he travels the entire country.

Terry has taught at Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo (skills, theory, pedagogy and piano studio) for more than 32 years. He also teaches piano, pedagogy and theory regularly at the Beckett School in Waterloo. In his spare time he travels around the world and has just returned from South Africa.