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Sonia C Wheaton Dudley

Sonia C Wheaton Dudley

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Piano
Department: Crane School of Music
Phone: (315) 267-3190
E-mail: wheatosc@potsdam.edu
Office: Bishop Hall C108
Webpage: http://www.soniawheatondudley.com

A talented musician and enterprising professional, Sonia is an accomplished solo and chamber music performer active in Montreal, Canada. In spring 2017 she presented a solo recital at the Université du Québec à Montéal. She was also invited to the Louisiana Piano Series International 2017 where in addition to a solo recital she also presented a master-class and an improvisation workshop to students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In 2015 she performed Olivier Messiaen's song cycle Harawi with Mezzo-Soprano Kristin Hoff at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in March 2015. Sonia is also a founding member of Ensemble QAT, a quartet dedicated to new music. Ensemble QAT successfully won the support of the Montreal Arts Council in 2011, winning the prestigious Montreal Arts Council Tour. QAT was also invited to Montpellier, France in 2012 to perform prize-winning show 'Birds', a multi-media event featuring both improvised and written music. The Canada Council and the Quebec Arts Council both also funded QAT for several projects including a tribute to Messiaen and the concert tour in France.

In addition to performing abroad Sonia has played across Canada including concerts in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. She is invited for juries at provincial and regional competitions and exams. Sonia teaches classical piano at the Université du Québec à Montréal where she integrates social media and the latest technology in her teaching approach. Sonia previously taught piano at SUNY Potsdam between 2011 and 2014. A classically trained pianist, Sonia completed a Doctorate of Music in performance at the Université de Montréal where she studied with Paul Stewart and Jean Saulnier.