DMA Piano Performance, cognates in Composition, Piano Pedagogy, University of Cincinnati, 2020
MM Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati, 2014
BM Piano Performance, University of Tennessee, 2012
Kristofer Rucinski teaches piano and group piano at UC.
Dr. Rucinski has been a proponent of new music, having given dozens of world premieres throughout the Southern and Midwest United States. His playing has been described as a "tour de force" (Music in Cincinnati) and "confidently elegant" (CityBeat).
As an instructor, Dr. Rucinski combines limitless passion for the piano repertoire with a technical command of the instrument, a deep understanding of communication with listeners, and the practical experience of teaching skills essential to a life in music.
Rucinski, Kristofer. (2020). The Gift of New Musical Experience. Piano Magazine, (Winter 2021).
Rucinski, Kristofer. (2018). A Musical Message of Remembrance and Hope, Fundraising Concert, Knoxville, TN