Dr. Bethany Campbell is a classically-trained pianist and private piano instructor from Southern California. In May of 2015, Dr. Campbell received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Bernadene Blaha. She graduated Pi Kappa Lambda and was chosen as the "Most Outstanding Keyboard Graduate" at the doctoral level within the Thornton School of Music.
During her doctoral studies, her minor fields were music education, college teaching, and music industry. Dr. Campbell also received her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Southern California. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 and her recordings have been featured on 91.5 KUSC’s “Thornton Center Stage” program. She has maintained a private piano studio since 2010 and is now based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From 2012-2014, Dr. Campbell taught group piano classes and private students at USC in addition to her studies. In May of 2014, Dr. Campbell was named the "Most Outstanding Keyboard Studies Teaching Assistant" for her teaching in the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. In addition to her studies and teaching, she also maintained a recurring role as a keyboardist on Twentieth Century-Fox's hit television show GLEE (Season 5) in 2013. Dr. Campbell also served on the piano faculty at Santa Monica College from 2014-2016, teaching applied piano students and group classes. From 2017-2018, she served on the board of directors for the Music Teacher's Association of California, Orange County West branch.
Dr. Campbell has participated and performed in music festivals abroad and in the United States such as Academie de Fourviere in Lyon, France, Seattle Piano Institute, and Adamant Music School. Her other previous teachers include Mark Sullivan and Candi Chavez. She has also worked with pianists Earl Wild, Christopher O’Riley, Golda Vainberg-Tatz, Robin McCabe and Antoinette Perry. She is an alumna of the Orange County School of the Arts where she studied with Stephen Cook and Patricia Dobiesz.
Dr. Campbell currently holds memberships in the Las Vegas Music Teacher’s Association (LVMTA) and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society. Her students participate and are top prize-winners in LVMTA competitions including the MTNA and Silver State competitions. Some also participate in the national Royal Conservatory Music Development Program evaluation. Dr. Campbell’s students have gone on to study at top universities including NYU and UCLA.
Upon her move to Las Vegas, Dr. Campbell was invited to perform during a Vegas Golden Nights game at the T-Mobile arena. From 2017-2022, she served as a Teaching Artist in residence with the Southern Nevada Wolf Trap in association with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. During this time, she also served as an Artist in Residence with Project Imagine Las Vegas, an Arts in Medicine program, which assisted pediatric patients in coping with the stressors of being hospitalized. In addition to private teaching, Dr. Campbell's latest ventures include graduate studies in communication disorders (speech-language pathology) and an appointment with the Nevada Ballet Theatre as an accompanist.
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