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Dr. Tracy Lipke-Perry

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Assistant Professor, Piano | Piano Area Chair


Dr. Tracy Lipke-Perry is an enthusiastic teaching artist and a versatile performer, collaborator, and coach. Highlights of her performing career include recitals with artists such as Alicia McQuerrey of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Yamaha artist, Mary Karen Clardy; international bass trombonist, Jonathan Warburton; and Canadian Brass trombonist, Achilles Liarmakopoulos. Recent highlights include commissioning and premiering works by Libby Larsen, John Luther Adams, Laura Kaminsky, and Gwyneth Walker; a residency at the Conservatoire de Lyon, France; a recital at the La Côte Flute Festival in Switzerland; and the awarding of a fellowship by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, the only IonE fellowship in the arts in the University of Minnesota system. 

Dr. Perry’s pedagogical interests focus on applying current scientific research to enhance understanding of piano technique. She has taught Motor Learning and Development at the collegiate level and presented her work at national and international conferences including the 2016 International Society for Music Education World Conference, 2011 MTNA/NATS National Convention, and the 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. 

Dr. Perry holds a D.M.A. degree in piano performance with a minor in neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, an M.M. degree from the University of Utah, and undergraduate degrees in both piano performance and mathematics. She is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota Duluth where she co-chairs the piano area, teaches piano and piano-related courses, coordinates accompanying, and oversees the collaborative program.