Valerie Boizelle received her B.M. in piano performance from the University of California, Irvine. She began her higher education at Brigham Young University and later transferred as a Rawlins Scholar to be with her husband while he completed his Doctorate in Physics and Astronomy. They are now proud Aggies while Dr. Boizelle is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Texas A&M University.
In her career, Miss Valerie has had the opportunity to study with Dr. Lorna Griffitt, Dr. Scott Holden, Linda Barker, and has competed internationally. She has performed for Menahem Pressler, Edmund Battersby, Karen Shaw, Norman Krieger, Hans Boepple, David Dubal, and more. She has attended such festivals as the Indiana University Piano Academy and the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps, where she was awarded for her interpretation of the music of Béla Bartók.
Miss Valerie served as president and co-founder of the MTNA Collegiate Chapter at UCI, and was an officer of the BYU UMTA Collegiate Chapter where she was funded to present at the 2012 MTNA National Conference in New York City. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she thoroughly enjoyed teaching piano from ages 4 to 75 throughout beautiful Orange County, California from 2013-2018. She is a practiced advocate of both traditional and unorthodox teaching methods, including work as a practice coach and lessons via the internet. She is a licensed Kindermusik Educator, teaching young children at the Kindermusik of College Station-Bryan.
Her experience as an accompanist and chamber musician has been extensive. Miss Valerie first performed with an orchestra in 2009 and has relished collaborating with other instrumentalists ever since. In 2015 she performed the Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor with violinist Harotune Bedelian. She has also been fortunate to have experience performing as a keyboardist for both pit orchestras (Hairspray – 2011) and symphony orchestras (Phantom of the Opera – 2013).
Miss Valerie has been accompanying choirs since 2006 and has a passion for singing. She spent five years as a member of the Millennial Choirs and Orchestra’s Grand Chorus, debuting original music regularly at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Allen Performing Arts Center. She has participated in the recording of two of their albums in the Music Center at Strathmore (Washington, D.C.) and the historic Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, UT), as well as performed in Carnegie Hall.
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