Christine M. Padaca Fuoco
Lecturer in Piano
M.M.,P.S., The Cleveland Institute of Music
B.A. Biology/Microbiology, The University of Puget Sound
Ms. Fuoco has studied with Paul Schenly, Kathryn Brown, Jeannie Dowis, Duane Hulbert, and James Barbagallo. Chamber Music studies have included Wiiliam Preucil, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, Warren Jones, Elly Emeling, Anne Epperson and Rita Sloan. Upon graduation from CIM, Fuoco received the Arthur Loesser Award for excellence in piano performance and excellence in academic achievement. She was the recipient of the following performing awards: Grand Prize in the Olympia Young Artist Concerto Competition, Grand Prize in the University of Puget Sound Concerto Aria Competition, 3rd Prize in the National Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) Chamber Competition and 4th Prize in the MTNA Solo Piano Competition. Ms. Fuoco specializes as a collaborative pianist but also remains active as a soloist, having been the featured performer with the Lorain County Community College Orchestra, and a regular guest artist on the University of Puget Sound Concert Series in Washington State. Ms. Fuoco has appeared across the United States, overseas in Japan, parts of Europe and with Incarnation in Switzerland. An active performer in Cleveland and chamber musician at Baldwin Wallace, Ms. Fuoco teaches keyboard musicianship courses and private piano to all music majors as well as Sight-Reading for piano majors. She serves as a staff accompanist for all performance majors readily, available to share her collaborative knowledge and experience. Ms. Fuoco is a strong proponent of the education of young musicians, frequently serving as an adjudicator for music festivals and competitions throughout the state. She regularly participates in the Summer Music Institute which is geared toward students aged high school and below and is a member of the Cleveland Fortnightly Musical Club where many of her preparatory and private students take part in music competitions and festivals.