Experience

Dr. Whipple is currently Lecturer of Music-Piano at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and maintains a private studio in Eau Claire, WI. He is an active performer, lecturer, and guest clinician around the United States and abroad.

Teaching Experience:

  • Lecturer of Music – Piano, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
  • Piano Instructor, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA
  • Piano Instructor, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids IA
    • Taught applied individual lessons to piano majors, music majors, and non-majors
  • Teaching Assistant-Piano Area, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    • Taught Group Piano I & II to music majors and non-majors
    • Taught applied individual lessons to piano majors, music majors, and non-majors
    • Held group piano placement exams
    • Maintained and organized piano pedagogy laboratory and library
    • Organized and led weekly studio master classes
    • Accompanist for vocal seminar
  • Faculty-University of Iowa Summer Music Camp, Iowa City, IA
    • 20th Century Piano Literature: “Be Prepared, Don’t Leave it to Chance.”
  • Piano Instructor-Music & Wellness, Butterfield Trail Village, Fayetteville, AR

Scholarly Writings, Competitions, Awards, Student Awards, & Adjudication:

  • Private Studio: WMTA State “Badger” Auditions (Grade 7-Winner), May 2019
  • Private Studio: WMTA State “Badger” Auditions (Grade 10-Honorable Mention), May 2019
  • Private Studio: WMTA District Auditions (Grade 10-Winner), April 2019
  • Private Studio: WMTA District Auditions (Grade 7-Winner), April 2019
  • Adjudicator, St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association-WMTA Auditions, UW-River Falls, WI, March 2019
  • Adjudicator, University of Iowa Audition Scholarships-Undergraduate Division, $5,000.00 first place prize, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 2019
  • Adjudicator, LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Star Concerto Competition, LaCrosse, WI, January 2019
  • Adjudicator, Chippewa Valley Symphony Young Artist Competition, Eau Claire, WI, December 2018
  • Adjudicator, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, Annett Recital Hall, UW La Crosse, WI, October 2018
  • Published review of Dennis Alexander’s Nocturnes, Bk 1 & 2 ( October/November 2018 American Music Teacher magazine)
  • Adjudicator, Wisconsin Music Teachers Association District Auditions-Advanced Level, Eau Claire, WI, April 2018
  • Administered Piano Placement Exams for incoming students, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, February 2018.
  • Adjudicator, Chippewa Valley Symphony Young Artist Competition, Eau Claire, WI, January 2018
  • Adjudicator, Reed Music Studio Honors Recital Competition, Onalaska, WI, September 2017
  • Published review of Alfred Schnittke’s Five Preludes and Fugue for piano (June/July 2017 American Music Teacher magazine)
  • Adjudicator, CAPMT North Concerto Competition, California State University-Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, January 2017
  • Published Thesis – University of Iowa – The Legacy of Duo-Pianists Bill and Pat Medley, 2014
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