Marilyn Nonken, Pianist, Educator

“As a performer, teacher, and historian of music new and old, I see tremendous value in the initiative GetClassical In School. Ilona Oltuski has developed a powerful way to bridge diverse communities, and to help young listeners find their own meanings in new kinds of listening experiences. Nothing compares with hearing music up close and personal! This is how we reach new audiences, and also how we learn more about our own roles, as contemporary interpreters.”

Marilyn Nonken, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Music
Director, Piano Studies
Director, Doctoral Affairs (MPAP)
New York University, Steinhardt School
Department of Music & Performing Arts