Lecturer in Music (Piano) and Coordinator of Staff Pianists
Sar-Shalom Strong performs extensively as both a soloist and a collaborative musician, averaging around 30 concerts per year. He is core pianist for The Society for New Music and has premiered many new compositions in that capacity, some of which are available on Innova Records.
In 2016, Mark Records released eight recordings Strong made with clarinetist and saxophonist Ronald Caravan, recordings that are available through Naxos. Strong was orchestral keyboardist for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for almost 10 years, and has been a soloist with Symphoria, Utica Symphony and the Hamilton College Orchestra. Strong has frequently performed at the Skaneateles Festival and the Walker Lecture Series, in Concord, N.H.
In addition to performing, Strong has extensive teaching experience with a pedagogical lineage that can be traced back to Liszt and Beethoven. He is active as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions, and also as a vocal coach. He holds degrees from Knox College and Syracuse University, joining the Hamilton College faculty in 2001.
Recent Courses Taught
Advanced Solo Performance
College Music Society
Music Teachers National Association
American College of Musicians
American Federation of Musicians