Hord, John S.
Piano, Composition, Music Theory
Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition, CSU Fresno
Master of Arts, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Columbia University, New York and CSU Fresno.
My piano lineage goes directly to Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, Claude Debussy. Given performances, lecture-recitals, and teacher workshops throughout the United States.
Most of my students participate in the Certificate of Merit Program of MTAC. This is an annual evaluation in: Performance, Technique, Sight-reading, Ear training, written Theory exam. Participation in this program is advantageous to college applications.
Compositions have been commissioned by: Beethoven 250 Anniversary, Bonn, Germany; NAMM Foundation, New York; Wayland Baptist University, Texas; Music Teachers’ Assoc. of CA.
I have four collections of works for solo piano internationally published by Hal Leonard Corp. Performances of some of my works have been recorded internationally.
Retired - Twenty-five years on the Music Faculty at Fresno City College.