Clinton receives Steinway Hall of Fame honor
calendar icon09 Aug 2023
Lincoln, Neb.--Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Piano Mark Clinton will be inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame at the historic Steinway factory in New York in October.
The Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame is a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Every two years, teachers are selected from the United States and Canada to be inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes the talented educators who foster passion, creativity and discipline in the next generation of piano artists.
“As a performing artist, I’ve been on the Steinway Concert Artist Roster for more than 25 years,” Clinton said. “So I am especially honored to receive this prestigious award given by Steinway in recognition of my career as a teacher and mentor to my many students over the years. I consider it a real privilege to help students lay the foundation for a lifetime of musical and artistic expression through the piano.”
Since entering the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory at age eight, Clinton has worked extensively with some of the world’s foremost pianists, among them Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Carlo Zecchi and Tatiana Nikolayeva. He has garnered prizes at such prestigious international competitions such as the 1987 William Kapell International Piano Compeititon and the 1991 Joanna Hodges Piano Competition.
Clinton has shared his musical insights with gifted students from around the world while serving on the faculties of Salisbury University; the Aspen Institute; Missouri Southern State University; the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic; and the International Chamber Music Festival in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. He also frequently serves as an adjudicator for national and international competitions.
Clinton has taught in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music since 1995.
He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from Rice University, and both his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
For more on Clinton, visit https://go.unl.edu/markclinton.