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Dr. Suzanne Knosp

Professor, Dance

Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121F
520-621-2911

B.M, M.A., D.M.A, University of Iowa

Dr. Suzanne Knosp is a Professor of Dance and the Music Director for Dance at the University of Arizona School of Dance in Tucson, Arizona. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music and dance and accompanies dance technique classes.

As a pianist and composer, Suzanne has collaborated with many choreographers. Her work with Melissa Lowe includes three DVDs distributed internationally on the KULTUR label including the newest DVD, The New Ballet Workout: for Wellness, Renewal and Vitality. Her book, Ballet Barre and Center Combinations, Volume II: Music (Princeton Book Company) and accompanying CD provides original musical accompaniment for notated ballet class exercises. Her scores and recordings for The New Ballet Workout, Sabada: Music for Contemporary Dance and her new book My Favorite Classical Music for Ballet Class are available from the National Dance Education Organization (http://www.ndeo.org)

For the past 15 years, Dr. Knosp has worked collaboratively with double bassist, Patrick Neher, in a variety of concert venues including solo and chamber works for double bass and through multimedia improvisatory presentations as a member of the group, Crossing Barriers.

Dr. Knosp is a specialist in the research, education and training of dance musicians. Her Dance Music Catalogue is available online at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~sknosp.

Dr. Knosp created the curriculum for the Master of Music in Dance Accompaniment in both piano and percussion performance. The University of Arizona is the only major public university in the world to offer these degree programs.

She has lectured and performed at numerous national and international festivals and conferences and is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and the Music Teachers National Association.

Dr. Knosp is a member of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance and served as Treasurer of the Guild from 1992-1999, and Vice President from 2005-2009. She is currently serving a three-year term as President of the Guild.

In 1988, she received a DMA in piano performance pedagogy from the University of Iowa where she was a student of Kenneth Amada and studied dance accompaniment with Francoise Martinet and Alicia Brown.

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