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José Uriarte


José D. Uriarte has taught piano on MacPhail’s faculty since 2007. He hopes to inspire each child or adult, so that 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 the EMMA, Conservatory of UST, St. Joseph’s School of Music, and as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and Lecturer at University of Minnesota. His performing career has taken him across the globe, from solo and collaborative performance in the US, including the MΦE International Convention and San Francisco Noontime Concerts, performing with the Philippine Music Ensemble, Canada, Hongkong, and China, and soloing 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 Roses Kasilag” won First Prize in the 2004 Musicological Research Contest of the MΦE International Music Fraternity,

He holds a Bachelor of Music, Artist Diploma from PWU College of Music, a Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a DMA from the University of Minnesota. He studied with Carmencita Sipin-Aspiras, Nathan Schwartz, and Dr. Paul Shaw.

“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

José Uriarte’s student Jessica Shao performs in the spring 2021 Concerto & Aria Recital

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