Galina Diveeva – School Director, MTC Ardmore
Galina Diveeva is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Art (DMA) degree in Piano Performance, where she studied under Dr. Vedrana Subotic. She is also a graduate of the Herzen State Pedagogical University in Saint Petersburg, Russia where she earned a Master of Music in piano performance studying under Dr. Natalia Vojtylova, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education. During her undergraduate and master’s studies Galina received intensive training in music education and piano pedagogy, which allowed her to teach and lecture internationally.
Galina has performed on the various international stages including performances in China as a soloist and collaborative pianist for Gala concerts, recitals, competitions and masterclasses, which took place at Sichuan Conservatory, Sichuan University, Sichuan University of Media and Communication, Sichuan TV, Sichuan Normal University (Chengdu), and South West University (Chongqing) during the period of 2009-2015. In Russia, Galina has performed on well-known stages such as the State Petersburg Philharmonia (the Small Hall) and the stage of Saint Petersburg Court Chapel (Academic Glinka Capella).
Galina has over ten years of teaching experience for which she received recognition and grants form Sichuan University and Educational Department of Sichuan Province (China) for significant contribution to music education and enrichment of the music programs. Galina has also served as an advisor in development and masterclasses for several children’s educational centers and as an academic director at the Goete Art Center (2009-2015, China). During the years of study at the University of Utah, Galina was awarded a full teaching assistantship and the highly competitive University Teaching Assistantship Award for the special project focused on piano major students.
Having been taught in both the US and Russian pianistic traditions, and having worked in US and Chinese universities and schools, Galina has gained expanded perspectives as a teacher and a performing artist.