Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, is a nationally recognized performer, clinician, and author. She has presented workshops, lecture-recitals, and master classes in over 150 cities in 40 states across North America, including many presentations at State and National MTNA Conferences and other prestigious conferences and festivals.

Ms. Clarfield maintains a private studio where her pre-college students have won numerous awards in state, national, and international competitions resulting in performances in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, and several concert halls in Beijing. She is the subject of a documentary entitled: Take a Bow: the Ingrid Clarfield Story.

In 2006, Professor Clarfield was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow. She has received numerous other awards and recognitions including:
• NJMTA Teacher of the Year, 2006
• MTNA Teacher of the Year, 2009
• NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
• Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
• Music Educators Association of New Jersey Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018

Professor Clarfield has written 22 books for Alfred Music.


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