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James Litzelman, pianist, is active as a soloist, collaborative artist, and lecturer, having performed and lectured in the United States, Europe, China, Russia and Mexico. In demand for master classes, adjudicating and workshops, he presents lectures nationally and internationally to various music organizations and has judged national competitions throughout the eastern and southern United States. Dr. Litzelman is a passionate advocate for pianistic health and he regularly lectures on healthful piano technique at music conferences and symposiums. He has presented collaborative concerts and master classes in Shenyang, China, and has performed solo and collaborative recitals at the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Sviatoslav Richter Museum in Moscow, Russia and was an invited lecturer at an international music symposium in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Dr. Litzelman is particularly interested in teaching young people and he maintains an active independent studio at his home in Arlington, Virginia, where his students have been prize winners in many local and national competitions. He is heavily involved with regional music organizations and served as president of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association from 2009-2011. Litzelman served on the faculty of the George Washington University Piano Academy in July 2012.

Dr. Litzelman is a member of the piano faculty at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he has been teaching since 1993. He teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and musicians’ wellness, and he was the director of the graduate piano pedagogy program at CUA from 2000-2010. Litzelman is a published writer with articles in musical journals such as Keyboard Companion and the American Music Teacher. Dr. Litzelman currently serves as chairman of the editorial committee of the American Music Teacher magazine, the journal of the Music Teachers National Association, and he is also a reviewer of new books and music for that periodical.

For more information, please visit Jim's website at www.jameslitzelman.com.

Studio Location
Arlington, Virginia