Professor of Piano
Amy Dorfman, Professor of Piano, joined the Blair School of Music faculty in 1987. She has performed as a soloist with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. For more than 20 years, Dorfman has collaborated with the great American bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer performing in such series as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, as well as on NPR’s St. Paul Sunday Morning and The Lonesome Pine Special. In 2002, Dorfman joined colleagues Carolyn Huebl and Felix Wang to establish the Blakemore Trio. The trio gave its New York debut at Merkin Hall in 2010 and has performed on many chamber series around the country. Dorfman has also collaborated with the Blair String Quartet in guest recitals at the Sedona Music festival and Music Mountain in Connecticut.
Dorfman's students have been prize winners in national divisions of MTNA competitions, the Vanderbilt Concerto Competition and the Curb/Nashville Symphony concerto competition. They have attended undergraduate and graduate programs at many prestigious institutions, as well as summer music festivals at Aspen, Eastern Music Festival, Indiana University and Brevard among others.
Ms. Dorfman received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, where she studied with Alfonso Montecino and James Tocco. She also worked with Edith Oppens and Rosalyn Tureck at the Aspen and Banff festivals. She has received several awards for her playing, including the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission and first prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. She serves as artist/teacher at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.