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2022 Camp Faculty

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2022 Piano Camp Faculty

Find complete bios for all faculty and guest artists below.

Caroline Hong


Caroline Hong, professor of piano, and executive and artistic director of the Franz Liszt (U.S.) International Piano Festival and Competition (hosted by The Ohio State University School of Music), received her training from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (BM, scholarship student, graduating with performance honors), The Juilliard School (MM), and Indiana University (DM) where she also served as an associate instructor for theory and secondary piano. She has served on faculty for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Vianden International Festival and School (Luxembourg), Longwood University, and was the first female faculty member at the Piano at Peabody Roads Scholar summer program (2005). Her teachers include Martin Canin, Jerome Lowenthal, Sergei Babayan, Dmitrii Paperno, Ann Schein, Karen Shaw, M. Deitzer and Fernando Laires; and Claude Frank, John Browning, Leon Fleisher, Gyorgy Sebok, and Menahem Pressler as master class teachers. Her first teacher, with whom she began study of piano at age two, was her mother, Mrs. Koon Ja Hong. 

Hailed for her “expressive and powerful playing,” “formidable technique,” as well as her “keen sense of lyricism and the classical style,” Korean-American pianist Caroline Hong continues to flourish in her career as an internationally active soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, master class teacher, lecturer, adjudicator and recording artist. Pulitzer Prize and Academy award-winning composer John Corigliano referred to her as “one of the greatest pianists I have ever heard” after a performance of his Etude Fantasy (1976). Critics wrote that it was “breathtaking” and “hard to imagine a better performance.” Favorably reviewed by American Record Guide, she has recorded for Mark Records and Fleur de Son, further establishing herself as an interpreter of living composers’ piano solo music. As a chamber musician, she has performed with many fine artist groups including the Vermeer String Quartet and the Dorian Wind Quintet, and toured extensively in the U.S. as a member of the piano/violin duo, Duo Viardot, with Charles Wetherbee.

Caroline Hong made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition. During her competing years, she became a laureate of the Van Cliburn International Audition, the Robert Casadesus International Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, UNISA International Piano Competition, Beethoven Foundation, Distinguished Performer of the Palm Beach International Piano Competition, Winner of the Society of American Musicians, Bach Festival of Southern California, among others. As winner of the Chicago Civic Orchestra Soloist Competition, she performed in Symphony Center under the baton of Michael Morgan, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26. She has been a featured on radio broadcasts worldwide, as a performer for the Sergei Babayan International Piano Academy, Robert Sherman’s “Young Artists Showcase” (New York Times Radio), and South Afrikaans radio, among others. She is a Steinway Artist, the principal founder of the American Liszt Society Ohio Chapter, and an associate musician of the Columbus Symphony where she functions as the de facto principal keyboardist.  


Susan Dorion

Susan Dorion has lived in Fort Wayne for 22 years. Mrs. Dorion received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Michigan State University and her Master of Music in piano performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She has studied with George Fee, Deborah Moriarty, Ralph Votapek and Victor Rosenbaum. In 1988, Mrs. Dorion started her teaching career by joining the faculty of South Shore Conservatory of Music in Hingham, MA. She and her husband relocated to Fort Wayne in 1995 where she began teaching piano lessons and raising two kids. Mrs. Dorion began freelance accompanying in 2005, including accompanying vocal and instrumental students as well as playing for ballet classes. Mrs. Dorion is a member of Northeast Indiana Music Teachers Association, Indiana Music Teachers Association, and Music Teachers National Association. 

Christine Freeman

Christine Freeman has been a music teacher and accompanist in the Los Angeles and Fort Wayne areas for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from California State University at Northridge (CSUN) where she studied with artist in residence, Jakob Gimpel and Francoise Regnat. Focusing on accompanying and chamber music, Ms. Freeman worked as an accompanist at CSUN and El Camino College and was coached in chamber music by several artists including Nathaniel Rosen, Jeffrey Solow, Peter Rejto, Eric Friedmann and Endre Granat. In 1995, Ms. Freeman returned to college and received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from Butler University where she studied with artist in residence, Panayis Lyras. Ms. Freeman teaches music fundamentals at Purdue University Fort Wayne, teaches piano through the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy and works as a free-lance accompanist in the Fort Wayne area. She is a member of Northeast Indiana Music Teachers Association, Indiana Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and American College of Piano Teachers (Guild).

Joyanne Outland

Joyanne Outland received a Bachelor degree in piano from Baylor University, a Master degree in musicology from the University of Illinois in musicology and a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano from Ball State University. Her teachers include Kenneth Drake, Roger Keys, and Mitchell Andrews. On the faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne she teaches piano, piano class, piano pedagogy, and theory. Both she and her students have performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Dr. Outland is a past president of Indiana Music Teachers Association. She is an experienced adjudicator, judging regularly for competitive auditions around the area, ISSMA district and state auditions and for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in several states.

Hamilton Tescarollo headshot.

Since his debut with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), pianist Hamilton Tescarollo has performed as both soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. Recent performances have taken him to concert venues in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and a number of US states. He has appeared in international music festivals such as Orford (Canada), Eleazar de Carvalho (Fortaleza, Brazil), Cascais (Portugal), Saarburg (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Ljubljana Old Town (Slovenia).  In March 2016, he performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. A versatile musician who performs both the mainstream and the avant-garde repertory, he frequently includes the music of Brazil and other Latin-American countries in his programs.

Also an active recording artist, he is featured in three published CD’s. With clarinetist Jorge Montilla (Professor of Clarinet at The University of Iowa and former Principal Clarinet of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela), he recorded the CD “La Revoltosa,” featuring contemporary works by composers of both North and South America for clarinet and piano (Clarinet Classics). He also appears in two CD’s with Purdue Fort Wayne colleague Farrell Vernon (Centaur Records), containing works for sopranino saxophone and piano as well as larger ensembles involving these two instruments.

Tescarollo was awarded the top prizes at the OSESP Young Soloists’ National Competition and the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo’s piano competition, and was one of three finalists at the 1991 National Mozart Competition in Brazil. Other distinctions include sponsorships by the Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo, Vitae Foundation, Arizona Community Foundation, and Arizona State University. A dedicated teacher, he received “Teacher of the Year” awards from the Indiana Music Teachers Association (2015) and the Schimmel-AZ Piano Young Artist Piano Competition (2001) as well as the “Top Music Teacher” award from Steinway & Sons (2016 and 2017). His own students have been prizewinners of many piano contests, including the Phoenix Symphony Guild Concerto Competition, Indianapolis Symphony Young Musicians Competition, Sewannee Summer Music Center Concerto Competition, Indiana Hoosier Auditions, and MTNA Competitions, among others. They also have been awarded numerous scholarships and grants to attend summer programs, such as Interlochen, Brevard, Idylwild, Adamant, Sewannee, and Saarburg (Germany), and have been accepted for graduate study at prestigious institutions such as the Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute, and the University of Michigan.

Tescarollo serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne. In this capacity, he teaches applied piano and piano-related courses and coordinates the keyboard area. He also teaches both young and professional pianists through the university’s Community Arts Academy, and coordinates two annual events for pre-college students: the Gene Marcus Piano Competition and the Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival. He has held teaching positions at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, The Municipal School of Music of São Paulo and Arizona State University, and also has taught at the Saarburg Serenaden International Music Festival in Germany. In addition, he regularly presents piano master classes both nationally and internationally, and is a frequent lecturer and competition adjudicator.

Dr. Tescarollo holds Piano Performance degrees from Arizona State University (D.M.A. and M.M.), Faculdade Santa Marcelina (B.M.), and Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo (Diploma). His main teachers were Gilberto Tinetti (a pupil of Tagliaferro, Cortot, and Wuehrer) and Caio Pagano (also a pupil of Tagliaferro, as well as of Conrad Hansen and Carl Engel). He has also studied with Robert Hamilton, Sandra Abrão and Paulo Bergamo, and has coached with Menahem Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, Lazar Berman, Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, Helena Sá e Costa, and Maria João Pires, among others.

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young is an active pianist, composer, teacher, conductor, and accompanist. He recently earned a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance at the University of Kansas, studying with Dr. Steven Spooner. Career highlights include working as coach/accompanist at Opera in the Ozarks in Summer 2018, attending the Bel Canto Summer Academy in Germany as a collaborative pianist in 2016, and performing solo piano at Haydn’s Esterhazy Palace in Austria through the Classical Music Festival in 2013. In concerto performances, Dr. Young has performed Mozart's Piano Concerto in C Minor with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra in 2009 and Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Orchestra in 2007. He is an avid performer of chamber music, vocal, instrumental, and choral music, and has released two solo piano compositions on iTunes and Amazon Music. Dr. Young received his master’s degree from University of Missouri Kansas City with Dr. Robert Weirich and bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College with Dr. Karin Redekopp Edwards. He recently served as vice president of KU’s Collegiate Chapter of MTNA, and reviews books for the American Music Teacher magazine.