In demand as a soloist, collaborative artist, theorist, instructor, and music director, Dr. Ezra Bartz leads an engaging and multifaceted career immersed in every aspect of music.
Winner of numerous competitions as a student (BM from University of Oregon, MM and DMA from University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Bartz has gone on to perform both as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the United States and Europe. In addition to appearing nationally and internationally on the radio, Dr. Bartz is featured on the album Synesthesia with saxophonist Dr. Todd Oxford and has recorded nearly 1,000 pieces, including all 555 sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, on his YouTube channel.
As a music theorist, Dr. Bartz’s research has been presented at conferences throughout the world. Of particular interest is his work on the music of Alexander Scriabin, presented at the Scriabin @ 150 Conference in Reading, UK.
As an educator, Dr. Bartz is passionate about making the piano fun and accessible for amateurs and professionals alike. Currently the class piano coordinator at Texas State University, he has developed innovative approaches to group piano lessons, presenting his research at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.
In addition to his work in classical music, Dr. Bartz also engages professionally with contemporary music, particularly as the director of music at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Austin, TX.