Amy Tarantino-Trafton has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S. and Europe, and has held staff accompanist positions at the University of Miami, Oberlin College Conservatory, and at summer festivals such as the University of Miami’s program in Salzburg, Austria and the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Perigueux, France.  She received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Miami, and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  In addition to performing traditional repertoire, Ms. Tarantino-Trafton enjoys working with living composers, and received a Presser Foundation Music Award for research on her doctoral paper, Unconventional Notation:  A Pianist’s Guide to Intent and Execution. She has been featured at the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, Southern Chapter conferences of the College Music Society, and the Society of Composers, Inc. national conference.  She currently resides in Hagen, Germany.Award ISU and Amy 028