Becky Billock

Piano Instructor
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Contact Information
Email: rlbillock@gcc.edu

Becky Billock

Education

  • B.Mus., Walla Walla College, College Place, WA, studied with Leonard Richter
  • M.Mus., Redlands University, Redlands, CA, studied with Louanne Long
  • D.M.A., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, studied with Craig Sheppard

Employment

  • 2013-present – Adjunct piano faculty, and member of trio in residence, Grove City College
  • 2011-present – Adjunct piano faculty, West Liberty University
  • 2003-present – Private piano instructor, Pittsburgh
  • 1998-2003 – Private piano instructor, Seattle
  • 1996-1998 – Piano faculty, Community Music School, Redlands, CA
  • 1994-1996 – Adjunct faculty, Walla Walla College, College Place, WA
  • Assistant director, Piano Preparatory School, Walla Walla College
  • 1993-1996 – Piano faculty, Piano Preparatory School, Walla Walla College

Selected Works

  • Aug/Sept 2013 – Africa Tour, concerts in Johannesburg, White River, Lydenburg, Maputo, Chamanculo, Bulawayo, Harare and Henley-on-Klip with Trio Nova Mundi; works by Beethoven, Fabregas, Schoenfield, Coleridge-Taylor & JacobTV
  • July 2013 – Private event, North Hills, Pittsburgh, with Trio Nova Mundi; piano trio works by Beethoven, Fabregas and Schoenfield
  • June 2013 – Private event, Pittsburgh, with Trio Nova Mundi; piano trio works by Beethoven, Fabregas and Schoenfield
  • April 2013 – TMC Private Event, Pittsburgh, with Trio Nova Mundi; piano trio works by Beethoven, Fabregas and Schoenfield
  • April 2013 – Ellis Duo Piano Competition Finals (with pianist Jack Kurutz), Belhaven University, Jackson, Miss.; duo piano rep
  • Feb/Mar 2013 – Northwest Tour with pianist Jack Kurutz; performances in Seattle, Walla Walla, Portland, Salem and Olympia; duo and duet piano rep
  • February 2013 – Steinway Piano Series presented by the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania, with pianist Tina Faigen, works by Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski and Schultz
  • January 2013 – Faculty Recital at West Liberty University, with pianist Tina Faigen

Academic Interests

  • Contemporary piano literature (with particular focus on women composers)
  • Standard piano literature
  • Coaching for collaborative piano

Courses Currently Taught

  • Individual piano instruction

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