José D. Uriarte has taught piano on MacPhail’s faculty since 2007. He hopes to inspire each child or adult, so they discover in themselves the enjoyment and love of music. His students, regardless of level, receive the same kind of attention and dedication.
He has previously taught at EMMA, Conservatory of UST, St, Joseph’s School of Music, and as a TA at University of Minnesota. His performing career has taken him across the globe, from solo and collaborative performances in the US including the MΦ E International Music Convention, San Francisco Noontime Concerts; performing with the Philippine Music Ensemble in the US, Canada, Hongkong,China, and to playing with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.Uriarte’s piano repertory includes classic to contemporary, left-hand, and Filipino works. His DMA thesis, “The Piano Works of Lucrecia Roces Kasilag” won First Prize in the 2004 Musicological Research Contest of the MΦ E International Music Fraternity.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Music/Artist Diploma from PWU College of Music, a Master’s of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a and DMA from the University of Minnesota.
“Dr. Uriarte is truly dedicated to fostering a love of music as well as ability in his students. He is strong on technical skills as well as dynamics. His emphasis on performance level playing has paid off.” –MacPhail Student