Dr. Mayumi Matzen holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Kyoto City University of Arts (Japan), and both a Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of esteemed piano pedagogue Douglas Humpherys. She maintains an active career as a recitalist and soloist at the national and international level, with recent collaborations including: Patrick Addinall (former principal trumpet, BBC Symphony), James Thompson (trumpet, Eastman School of Music), Quinn Patrick-Ankrum (mezzo-soprano, Cincinnati Conservatory), and Rumiko Kashiwade (violin, Kyoto City School of Arts).
Dr. Matzen is also internationally in high demand as a clinician. Her presentation, A Comprehensive Analysis of American Class Piano, was recently given at the Showa Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan. Her live performances have frequently been used as examples for select music theory textbooks. Most recently, her performances of Mozart sonatas were selected for use in The Complete Musician, An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Listening, and Analysis, by Dr. Steven G. Laitz (Juilliard).
She is currently adjunct professor of piano at Utah State University where her duties include private instruction of piano majors and non-majors, as well as piano studio classes.