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office phone: (713)743-3009
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
Received her undergraduate degree in music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a student of John Perry and Mary Norris. Ms. Ciscon then completed two Master of Music degrees in both Piano Performance and Collaborative Arts as a student of Ruth Tomfohrde and Abbey Simon at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. In 1995, Ms. Ciscon was named Principal Pianist of Houston Ballet, a position she held for ten years. During that period, she was featured as soloist for many ballets, including the world premieres of Stanton Welch’s Nosotros (Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations), Ben Stevenson’s Eclipse (Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2) and Dracula (music of Liszt), Trey McIntyre’s Bound (Britten Piano Concerto), Lila York’s All American (Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5) and Rapture (Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5), and Glenn Tetley’s Lux in Tenebris (music of Sofia Gubaidalina).
Currently Ms. Ciscon is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the Moores School Opera Program, as well as continuing as Solo Pianist for the Houston Ballet. In spring 2008, she will be featured as soloist for a Stanton Welch world-premiere ballet set to the Piano Concerto of George Gershwin.