Richard Tostenson graduated with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Tostenson is a teacher and active performer including recent solo piano performances at The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Basilica of Saint Mary, Thursday Musical, and MacPhail Spotlight Concerts. He regularly serves as a judge for competitions including Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and Saint Paul Piano Teachers Concerto Competition. Richard maintains a studio of more than 50 students at MacPhail Center for Music where he is the MacPhail Keyboard Department Specialist, coordinator for the MacPhail Advanced Piano Camp, and a participating faculty member of the MacPhail Young Artist for Piano Program. Richard’s students have won numerous prizes including the MacPhail Concerto and Aria competition, MMTF Mozart Piano Concerto, Saint Paul Conservatory of Music Competitions, Chicago International Piano Competition, and the opportunity to participate in the International Junior e-piano competition. Richard’s students have been accepted into top music schools including Oberlin, Northwestern University (IL), University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music.
“Transmits his passion and adapts very well to the age of the student. Richard is a great teacher!” –MacPhail Student
“He instills a passion for music and broadens appreciation of a variety of composers and performers.” –MacPhail Student