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Loren Fishman

Loren Fishman

  • Instructor in Piano, Music

Education & Professional History

University of Minnesota, MM, DMA.

At Carleton since 2013.

Courses Taught This Year

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LOREN FISHMAN (Piano) received his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, where he was the recipient of a Berneking Fellowship, and he holds a B.M from Northern Kentucky University, where received the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship for Academic Excellence. His principal teachers have been Lydia Artymiw, Sergei Polusmiak, and Nina Polonsky. He has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Schubert Club, and on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, and he has won top awards in various competitions, including the Graves Regional Young Artist Competition, the Tifereth Israel Young Artist Competition, the NFAA National Arts Recognition Talent Search, the MTNA Kentucky State Piano Competition, and the Columbus Symphony Concerto Competition. He is an active chamber musician and has been a featured participant in numerous summer workshops and festivals, including the Niagara Chamber Music Festival, the Summit Music Festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival, and "Musicos de Camara" in Xalapa, Mexico. Before coming to Carleton, he taught piano classes at St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota. Loren is also a prolific cartoonist, and his musical humor panel "Humoresque" is currently published by magazines such as Clavier Companion and Piano Professional. His personal website can be found at

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